She was able to fit into the box a pound cake (shelf life of two months), a table cloth, noise makers, plates, silverware, napkins, frosting, balloons, bows and candles, complete with instructions. Her customers soon adopted the idea.
“Can you imagine being far away from home on your birthday and getting one of these boxes?” said Thaut.
The idea has been expanded by the Spokane District to include Thanksgiving in a box, Christmas in a box and a host of other creative ideas for customers."
“It’s a great way to tell someone they are loved,” said Customer Relations Coordinator Lisa Nystuen.