Spring has sprung, which means blooming flowers, baseball games, Easter holiday and warm-weather shenanigans. Take advantage of spring’s characteristics to send your service member a bit of fun in your next care package.
Here are some ideas and items to consider:
The Major League Baseball season officially begins March 28 and what better way to spread the American tradition to your service member than by filling a package full of baseball-themed items.
Marshmallow candies travel well, but if you want to send chocolate bunnies, package carefully.
Take and send pictures of you and/or your family wearing bunny ears
Spring Weather Fun
Spring often brings about the first warm months of the year, so take some childhood inspiration and send water fight supplies in a care package. Service members can play with water balloons and squirt guns (small or Super Soaker style) and have some refreshing fun in the heat.
Chances are you won’t have much luck sending your service member a tree to plant on Arbor Day (April 27), but that doesn’t mean you can’t help him or her celebrate. Add a tree theme to your care package by sending snacks that come from trees. Consider:
Obvious fruits like apples, oranges and bananas. The fruit can be raw, dried, baked or a flavor in some other treat.
Send walnuts, pecans and other nuts that grow on trees (peanuts are technically legumes and do not come from trees, but you can send them if you really want).
Snacks like Twinkies, frosted cookies, syrup and other thickened foods use cellulose, which comes from tress. Do some research and not only surprise you service member with goodies, but your tree knowledge as well.
Adrienne May is a military spouse. Her husband is an Army soldier and now is serving in the Army National Guard. Together they have three children from preschool to pre-teen. Adrienne has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology & Non-Profit Management, and is actively involved in family readiness and disaster preparedness on the state level. She spends her free time advocating for military family programs, homecoming transition programs and adequate veterans benefits.
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