This has by far has been the most fun part of the process. It began with a trip to bed bath and beyond. I needed a container to put all the scarves in, but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted. I was a little disappointed with their selection of containers, I imagined it to be much larger than it was. After pacing through the aisles several times, I decided on this mix of off white and pink weave basket. It was neutral, durable, and cute! Also, I wanted a basket where you could see the colors of each scarf, so a patient could easily pick out whatever color they wanted. Since the first donation to Norwalk Hospital was 25 scarves, I made sure the basket was big enough to fit all 25 of them rolled up. Next, I went to Staples Supplies Store. My goal for there was to find some nice looking multicolored cardstock to print my messages on. There, I was definitely not disappointed with their selection. I couldn’t decide which colors I wanted, so I got all of them. It was also hard to tell which colors would go with each scarf, so better safe than sorry. I decided from there that I needed more decor for my basket. I went to Paper Source, which is kind of a luxurious, overpriced, arts and crafts store. Although, everything there is super cute and really good quality. Everything I saw there I wanted to get. I ended up settling on some heart stamps for my messages, some glittery pens to sign my name, and white tissue paper with gold specks to match my container. When I got home I put everything on the counter, trying to figure out what would go where. I put the tissue paper in the basket. No matter how many times I fiddled with it it would just not look right, so I took a step back and started to create my message that would be attached to the scarves and the basket. I wanted to encourage people to go and read more about what I was doing to get interested, rather than them having to stand up and read it at the basket, or read it in unreasonably small font attached to the scarves. I decided it would just be best to write that the scarves were donated by Wrapped in Love, and the links to my blog, my donation page, and my email if they wanted to contact me. I attached the piece of paper to both the outside of the basket and each individual scarf so people wouldn’t have to remember what they had read. I then printed out each individual sheet of paper, stamped it with a heart, signed my name, and tied it with a little string. They looked great! Just as I had pictured.