While my husband was on a hardship tour in Central America, I tried to send him a care package every month (you can see all of them here). My love of crafting and themed care packages go hand-in-hand, but at times I had a hard time coming up with a theme for each package.
I thought it would be useful to put together a list of care packages ideas by month. Next time he’s away and I have trouble thinking up ideas, I can just choose one based on the month or season.
A Year of Care Package Ideas
Happy New Year
Make sure you tell your long-distance-loved-one Happy New Year on January 1st!
Help your soldier keep his fitness New Year resolution by sending him a fitness care package.
Miss You Snow Much
Keep the winter day blues away with a snow-themed care package.
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I tried my best to find a groundhog-themed care package, but the best I could do was a squirrel. However, a groundhog care package would be ideal for someone who didn’t want to send the traditional Valentine package in February.
Help your man get ready for the Super Bowl with this football-themed care package.
You can’t go wrong with a Valentine’s Day package – the traditional care package for the month of February. You can find more Valentine’s Day care packages here.
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The dates of Mardi Gras change from year to year (for 2019, it’s March 5), but you can send your long-distance-loved-one a festive green, purple, and gold package whenever you want!
St. Patrick’s Day
The luck of the Irish will go a long way when you ship this green box of goodies!
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Not only is this box cute, but it could be packed full of fun gifts and practical jokes!
Can’t have April without Easter! Send your special some-bunny a special package!
Spring will be in full-swing when your soldier gets this sweet package!
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Although this package won’t be applicable for everyone, make sure you send it any deployed or long-distance mother you know to make sure her Mother’s Day is extra special. You can see more Mother’s Day Care Package Ideas here!
Armed Forces Day
Hopefully your soldier knows how proud you are of them every day, but Armed Forces Day is a good day to remind them!
Memorial Day is a perfect day to honor your service member with a patriotic package full of love.
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Wish your favorite dad a Happy Father’s Day with a cute care package full of goodies!
Send your long-distance-loved-one a box of summer sunshine with a bright and sunny box of love!
Deployment’s a Beach
This package is full of those good summer vibes, which is exactly what your deployed service member needs!
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4th of July
This summer-themed care package is perfect for July. For more summer care package ideas, check out this post!
Beat the Heat
Help your service member beat the July heat with this cool care package.
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Orange You Glad?
This orange-themed care package is perfect for the dog days of summer.
Send your long-distance-loved-one a package that’s as hot as the temps outside! You can find more summer-themed care packages here.
You Float My Boat
Let your soldier know that they float your boat with this nautical-themed care package.
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Patriot Day is the perfect opportunity to send a red, white, and blue care package to your favorite patriot!
Fall Care Package
The first day of fall in September is the perfect occasion to send a fall-themed care package. You can find more fall care package ideas here!
Along with the month of September and cooler fall weather, comes football! Send your favorite sports fan this football-themed package.
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In honor of Columbus Day and one of the most famous explorers of all time, send your soldier an adventure-themed care package.
Have you ever seen an October without pumpkin spice?
You couldn’t send a care package in October without sending one with a Halloween theme! For more Halloween care package ideas, you should check out this post!
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Let your favorite vet know that you are thinking of them with a patriotic Veteran’s Day care package.
November wouldn’t be complete without Thanksgiving! Let your soldier know how thankful you are for him with a package just for Turkey Day. For more Thanksgiving care package ideas, check out this post.
November brings in hunting season for many people. Send a hunting-themed care package to the special hunter in your life!
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A Christmas countdown package is perfect for the month of December!
Missing You a Monstrous Amount
Missing someone is especially hard during the holidays. Let your long-distance loved one know just how much you miss them with this monster care package.
You can’t have December without Christmas! Send your soldier a Christmas care package to help them celebrate! For more Christmas care package ideas check out this post.
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Sending my husband 12 care packages while he was away was one of my biggest accomplishments from my deployment bucket list. I hope this list of monthly care package ideas inspires you to get a package in the mail to your loved one soon!