Care Packages, Military Life

Care Package Ideas for the Whole Year

While my husband was on a hardship tour in Central America, I tried to send him a care package every month (you can see those care package ideas in this post). 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 with care package themes, I can just use one to match the applicable month or season.

A Year of Care Package Ideas

January

Happy New Year

A year of care package ideas.

Make sure you tell your long-distance-loved-one Happy New Year on January 1st!

Fitness Resolution

Monthly Care Package Ideas: January

Help your soldier keep his fitness New Year resolution by sending him a fitness care package.

Miss You Snow Much

Monthly Care Package Ideas: January

Keep the winter day blues away with a snow-themed care package.

February

Groundhog Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: February

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.

Super Bowl

Monthly Care Package Ideas: February

Help your man get ready for the Super Bowl with this football-themed care package.

Valentine’s Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: February

You can’t go wrong with a Valentine’s Day package – the traditional care package for the month of February.

March

Monthly Care Package Ideas: March

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

Monthly Care Package Ideas: March

The luck of the Irish will go a long way when you ship this green box of goodies!

March Madness

Monthly Care Package Ideas: March

This package is perfect for your basketball fan and right on time for March Madness!

April

April Fools

Monthly Care Package Ideas: April

Not only is this box cute, but it could be packed full of fun gifts and practical jokes!

Easter

Monthly Care Package Ideas: April

Can’t have April without Easter! Send your special some-bunny a special package!

Spring

Monthly Care Package Ideas: April

Spring will be in full-swing when your soldier gets this sweet package!

May

Mother’s Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: May

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.

Armed Forces Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: May

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

Monthly Care Package Ideas: May

Memorial Day is a perfect day to honor your service member with a patriotic package full of love.

June

Father’s Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: June

Wish your favorite dad a Happy Father’s Day with a cute care package full of goodies!

Summer Sunshine

Monthly Care Package Ideas: June

Send your long-distance-loved-one a box of summer sunshine with a bright and sunny box of love!

Deployment’s a Beach

Monthly Care Package Ideas: June

This package is full of those good summer vibes, which is exactly what your deployed service member needs!

July

4th of July

4th of July care package ideas

The only thing more patriotic than a deployed soldier is the 4th of July. For more Independence Day care package ideas check out this post!

Pucker Up!

Monthly Care Package Ideas: July

This summer-themed care package is perfect for July.

Beat the Heat

Monthly Care Package Ideas: July

Help your service member beat the July heat with this cool care package.

August

Orange You Glad?

Monthly Care Package Ideas: August

This orange-themed care package is perfect for the dog days of summer.

Hot Stuff

Monthly Care Package Ideas: August

Send your long-distance-loved-one a package that’s as hot as the temps outside!

You Float My Boat

Monthly Care Package Ideas: August

Let your soldier know that they float your boat with this nautical-themed care package.

September

Patriot Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: September

Patriot Day is the perfect opportunity to send a red, white, and blue care package to your favorite patriot!

Fall Care Package

Fall Care Package: I'm Still Falling for You After All This TimeThe 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!

Football

Monthly Care Package Ideas: SeptemberAlong with the month of September and cooler fall weather, comes football! Send your favorite sports fan this football-themed package.

October

Columbus Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: October

In honor of Columbus Day and one of the most famous explorers of all time, send your soldier an adventure-themed care package.

Pumpkin Spice

Fall Care Package: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Have you ever seen an October without pumpkin spice?

Halloween

Halloween Care Package Idea: I Love You a Skele-Ton!

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!

November

Veteran’s Day

Monthly Care Package Ideas: November

Let your favorite vet know that you are thinking of them with a patriotic Veteran’s Day care package.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Care Package Ideas

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 package ideas, check out this post!

Hunting Season

Monthly Care Package Ideas: November

November brings in hunting season for many people. Send a hunting-themed care package to the special hunter in your life!

December

Christmas Countdown

Monthly Care Package Ideas: December

A Christmas Countdown package is perfect for the month of December!

Missing You a Monstrous Amount

Monthly Care Package Ideas: December

Missing someone always gets worse around the holidays. Let your long-distance loved one know just how much you miss them with this monster care package.

Christmas

Christmas care package that says, "All I want for Christmas is you."

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.

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!

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