and i think it clearly beats out a big box of old clothes (however, if anyone wants to send me hand-me-downs, i am sure that would still be an exciting box to discover on my doorstep...). anyway, we took our box of treasures and had a fantastic first-day-of-summer-ice-cream-party. my kids declared it our "best party ever," so i would say it went over rather well. i posted a bunch of pictures of our fun over here, if you want to take a peek.
i sure do love summer.