I love you clothes pins: Write a message with a FINE POINT sharpie so it doesn't smear. Write "I love you" on a paper. Cut it out, and hot glue it to the clothes pin end. Would be cute for a care package!
I don't know how I feel about "upcycling" a book and book crafts in general but this is pretty cute! Upcycled Zippered Book Clutch – Free Sewing Tutorial by See Kate Sew + Upcycled Sewing Projects by Betz White