is having friends and family visit Husband and I in Munich, Germany.
It has been nearly two years since we left The States for our crazy-fun international adventure. In between sightseeing, learning another language, and checking countries off of our list, believe it or not, we do experience the homesick blues.
As you can imagine, we get pretty excited when family, friends, even acquaintances make a stop in Munich during their vacations. Consider this, Husband met my best friend's coworker for dinner when he arrived in Munich during a tour group. Talk about an acquaintance! And two years in a row we have met my second cousin for dinner during his European work tour. We see him more often in Europe than we would have in The States! There is something comforting about getting together with people who are linked to our lives back home.
When our latest guests arrived in Europe for the first time ever, I wanted them to feel as welcomed as possible. Husband and I greeted them at the airport with this Welcome Bag.
I filled the inside of the bag with an assortment of Munich specialties.
1. A Traditional "Lebkuchenherz" Heart Cookie
2. Assortment of Postcards and Bookmarks
3. A Keepsake Book from Bavaria (in english!)
In the bag I also included four bottles of local juices, traditional marzipan and chocolate candy, pocket tissues, and maps of the city. Most of the items were meant to be used during our guest's stay. I tried to keep the items on the smaller side to not interfere with traveling.
The Munich Welcome Bag was inspired by our Wedding Welcome Boxes. At their hotel check-in, each out of town wedding guest received two Saint Arnold's Root-beers and my favorite Dill Pickle popcorn. Since our wedding took place in Texas, the outside of the box was tied with a bandana and raffia ribbon. The doily matched our vintage wedding theme.
If you ever find yourself visiting Munich, Germany please send us a hello! Don't hesitate to email with any questions or check out Munich in Four Days.
Make Life Beautiful,