It’s amazing how many factors play into successfully delivering a care package with baked goodies inside. Experimentation and trials among military spouses and families have generated some helpful tips for giving your treat the best chance to find its way into the mouth of your loved one.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when sending baked goods in a care package:
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.
When a member of your extended family is facing deployment or other military moves, it’s easy to feel like there is nothing you can do to help. That can be especially true for military families new to the experience. It might feel like you’re prying or annoying rather than helping.
Here are 5 smart ways to help out a loved one without overstepping your boundaries: See More
Known for family feasts and football, Thanksgiving is loaded with tradition.
If a deployment has your family split this season, it may be a bit difficult to enjoy a second helping of stuffing.
You can’t send a steaming plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and a side of pumpkin pie and expect it to last the two to three week minimum travel time and of course you can’t let him watch football and nap on the couch next to Uncle Joe. The name of the game becomes “improvise.”
Luckily you can send some tasty treats reminiscent of thanksgiving and send some great favorites that help bring Thanksgiving to your soldier! Here’s how: See More
Although it’s never easy to be separated from the person you love, holiday seasons likely exacerbate how much you long for your family member.
With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, now is a good time to prepare yourself and the rest of the family for the absence on those special occasions. At the same time, if things change for the better and your service member can make it home, then you’ll be that much happier.
Try following some of the tips below to make those special occasions less lonely.
The other day I was looking for care package ideas, as always, and I stumbled upon an interesting group on the photo sharing site Flickr, called “13 ounces or less”.
For those less familiar with mail services this is the rule direct from the United States Postal Services:
Things less than or equal to 13 ounces are the easiest to mail because they just require regular stamps or you can print the postage at your computer and they can be mailed from your mailbox or in any postal drop. The upsides are obvious: no standing in line at the post office, no worries about huge shipping costs, these are quick to make and handled more quickly by the mail services, and they take less time to get to your soldier. See More