Blue Christmases are sometimes a sad reality for deployed service members. As their family, we try to help them celebrate the holidays by sending them an over-the-top Christmas care package. These decked out boxes of love are our way of showing them that they are not forgotten – even during the busiest season of the… Read More Christmas Care Package Ideas
Lonely Turkey Days are sometimes a sad reality for deployed service members. As an Army wife, I send my soldier over-the-top care packages to try to help him celebrate the holidays. So, it was only natural that I would send him a Thanksgiving care package. These decked out boxes of love are my way of… Read More Thanksgiving Care Package Ideas
Deployed soldiers are sent many thoughts, prayers, and packages during the Christmas season. But I feel like we forget that they are missing out on other holidays too. My husband loves Halloween – when we were dating we would dress up together and throw a big party. After the kids came along, he always helped… Read More Halloween Care Package Ideas
Fall is many people’s favorite season. And for good reason, along with cooler temperatures, fall brings with it football season, bonfires, pretty leaves, and hunting season. So while my husband was deployed, I made sure to send him a fall care package. It meant a lot to him that I was thinking of him and… Read More Fall Care Package Ideas
No doubt about it, military life is hard, even as a spouse. And one of the worst parts is living far away from family, especially the little ones I swear my niece and nephew have grown a foot each time we go home. I hate missing out on their childhoods. However, I try to stay… Read More How to Make a Kids Birthday Care Package
Missing your kids’ or spouse’s birthday is hard when you’re deployed. But it’s also hard to spend your own birthday alone. You can help your service member celebrate their special day by sending them an awesome birthday care package! Anytime my husband is deployed, I send him themed care packages for all of the holidays… Read More Birthday Care Package Round Up
What’s more patriotic than a deployed soldier? A deployed soldier on the 4th of July! Unfortunately, our deployed service members miss a lot of holidays. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t help them celebrate these occasions in some way. Care packages travel around the globe carrying your love and holiday spirit. They let your… Read More 9 Unique 4th of July Care Packages
Open When Letters were made wildly popular circa 2007 after Gerard Butler left them for his grieving wife in the movie ‘P.S. I Love You’. Since then, long-distance girlfriends and military spouses have been sending these adorable letters all over the globe. You give or send open when letters to your loved one with specific… Read More Open When Letter Topics & Ideas….with Examples!
The very first item on my Deployment Bucket List was to send my husband 12 care packages. It would have been one care package for each month of his hardship tour to Honduras, except that his 12-month tour turned into a 15-month tour (stupid Army). I suppose I should have made 15 packages, but truth be… Read More A Year of Care Package Ideas
For years I looked at all of these cute, Pinterest-y care package images in my Insta feed and was so jealous of how awesome they looked. They were themed, decorated, and all-around awesome. But HOW? How did someone (A) have enough time to put these beauties together and (B) how did they get paper on… Read More How to Wrap the Inside of a Box to Make the Coolest Care Package Ever!