Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Care Package

One of Husband’s friends has been deployed for a couple months, and I figured it was about time we sent him a care package.
Years ago when I was deployed, I loved getting care packages. It was most definitely the single most exciting part of my day. Many generous family members and friends sent me more care packages than I can count. I was humbled that so many people thought of me.
Now that I’m on the other side, I find it just as fun to send care packages. I love picking out snacks and candy the person might like, and I even enjoy packaging it up. (I guess the only part I don’t like is standing in line at the post office, but who does?)
This particular care package includes: a variety of candy (Sour Patch Kids, Red Vines, Jolly Ranchers, and other non-chocolate candy), gum, chapstick, wet wipes, beef jerky, and a mini flashlight.
I’m always looking for ideas of other things to send. What are your favorite care package items?

6 comments:

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I love getting mail that isn't bills, so I can only imagine how great and meaningful it must have been to get a care package when you were deployed. Magazines might be a good addition :)

nanny said...

The chapstick would have to be my favorite.....
I have it by the computer...
By my chair....
By the bed....
In my purse.....
LOL

megan said...

Oh goodness... those sour patch kids. I used to just send boxes full of those to hubby haha! A definitely favorite in our family :)

Melissa said...

Aw, I bet this brightened his day!

Annie said...

When our niece was overseas it was fun to send her goodies and pictures that her kiddo had drawn. I would stuff in some photos, her favorite trashy magazine, and any funny comic that I had seen.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm getting ready to send our friend one and I included a word find book, sunflower seeds and some other foods.