Please place parcels in a sturdy gift bag (about 12" W x 15" H)
and fill it with both practical items and treats. A card with a personal note, although optional, is always most appreciated by all seafarers. Note: Normally Dollar stores carry Christmas-themed bags and these are suitable for our purposes.
If you'd like to sew a bag, please use the guidelines in the How to Make a Drawstring
bag video. While we have no affiliation with the person who made this video, it's perfect for our context and will help ensure that all bags are the same size. The only change we suggest is beginning with a piece of fabric that measures 14" x 32" in order to end up with a finished product of 12" x 15".