IF YOU CANNOT BE WITH YOUR LOVED ONE THIS THANKSGIVING BECAUSE OF DEPLOYMENT – MAKE SURE YOU SEND THEM ONE KILLER CARE PACKAGE!
There is nothing harder than being away from your family during a time when family is supposed to come together so send your deployed one a little holiday love from home!
If you are not sure what you are able to mail or how to make a really great care package, use our advice, make it with love and I promise you that it will turn out great!
THANKSGIVING CARE PACKAGE IDEAS
GET THE WHOLE FAMILY INVOLVED!
If you have kids have them create turkeys using outlines of their hands, construction paper and feathers.
Include hand-written letters from each one of you describing what you are thankful for.
Take a awesome family selfie, print it off and put it in the package.
FOOD AND MORE FOOD!
Pumpkin bread or cookies
Spiced Cider and Hot Cocoa Packets
Fall theme snack cakes
And any other foods your hunny loves!
CANDLES OR DEODORIZING SPRAY
One of my family’s favorite things about the holidays are all the smells and I bet that is something your deployed one misses too. So throw in a yummy scented candle that will bring back nostalgic memories!
THANK YOU NOTES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Have your kids hand make a personal thank you note and then take it around to your friends, neighbors, extended family…whomever…and have them sign it. Let your loved one know that everyone is thankful for his and your sacrifices.
The most important thing is to think about your service member and what he or she will be most excited to receive. You know what he likes. You know what she doesn’t like. Keep their preferences in mind while you shop. Also have fun with it! Stuff the boxes with plastic leaves for Thanksgiving and make it fun…a special way to reach out to your deployed loved one.