Easter is a special time for everyone, and even if you can’t spend it with your loved one, there are ways to celebrate the holiday together while apart. A care package is the perfect way to show love and support to someone serving abroad, and Easter is a great occasion to make one.
There are a variety of ways you can fill an Easter care package – there’s no right or wrong answer. Here are some fun and creative ways to get your loved one in the Easter spirit.
Saying “I love you” isn’t very difficult, but it can prove to be an issue when your spouse is deployed and communication isn’t easy. If you can’t talk on the phone every day, you might find it hard to communicate your love on a regular basis.
So the next best thing is to get creative with the methods through which you say “I love you.” Here are several creative things you can do from the home front that serve that purpose.
This season, Military Spouse Central wants to help you send your service member some cheer in the form of a care package, so we’re having another contest on Pinterest.
Check it out and tell your friends. We don’t just have one winner in this contest, will be giving prizes to the top three boards.
A hometown-themed care package, much like other care packages, is a great way to send fun reminders from a familiar place and keep military members connected to family, friends and their community during deployments.
This gift-giving adage – “something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read” – is a great one to keep in mind when building your care package. Just make sure the items you choose are on-theme. Tuck in photos, letters and a few other personal touches (plus an edible treat or two!) and you’ll be sure to put a smile on your soldier’s face.
Check out this guide for lots of practical information about packing and shipping your care package overseas.
Yes, I know it’s only mid-August, but I noticed several bright red leaves on my maple tree this morning. Since the best care packages are usually planned in advance and shipped with plenty of time to spare, now might might be a good time to talk about autumn-themed care packages.
There are 3 good themes that run through the autumn season that are just right for care package ideas. Now’s the time to start picking things up so you are not rushing at the last minute or spending too much all at once.
Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will no longer allow lithium batteries or any products containing lithium batteries to be shipped to APO, FPO or DPO addresses.
The new rule applies regardless of the size, quantity or watt hours of the lithium battery. This means the shipping of all electronics containing a lithium battery, regardless of whether the battery is actually connected to the item, is prohibited.
This regulation will make it much more difficult for service members to receive electronics through the mail when stationed in overseas locations.
Check out our slideshow with all of the information on Google+.
The No. 1 requested item in a care package?
It sounds simple but a letter is priceless to service members during a deployment or even training. I have never talked to a service member or veteran who didn’t think fondly of the letters they received. There is just something about a snail-mail, handwritten love letter. It is a physical reminder that you took time to sit down and write to your spouse. It is something tangible: your spouse can hold it, tuck it away in a pocket and revisit your words at any time.
I have written hundreds, maybe even thousands of letters. Sometimes I feel like I can write 50 pages and pour my heart out and other times I pull a blank. So here is some advice for when you are feeling less inspired and trying to craft that perfect love letter.
Veterans United Network’s Christy Lewis breaks down some of the best ways to make the perfect care package for your soldier.
Military spouses and families are constantly trying to send a little piece of home to their service member while they’re apart. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show your love and send a piece of home by making homemade or personalized care packages.
Here are eight crafty-yet-simple ideas to get you started:
Making care packages is a great way to show your spouse you care, regardless of whether you craft a valentine or collect some of their favorite items from the store. It’s a super way to feel connected to your spouse.
Remember that medium size packages (under 15 lbs) typically ship in about 14 days, but it can take up to 30 days, so plan accordingly. With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, now is the time to get those love-themed packages together and out the door.