04 March 2011

Packed with Care

When Joshua is deployed, I make a lot of care packages. For me, they are not only fun, but therapeutic and a great way to pass time. They are the only part of deployment that make it somewhat bearable... thinking of what type of package I'll for him next, what will go in it, when I'll send it out...

Well, as you know, Joshua is now back from Afghanistan. And I miss making care packages. So last month for Valentine's Day, the two of us together put together two packages. One for my BFF/maid-of-honor, Sue, and the other for his mom, whose birthday is also on Valentine's Day.

Once upon a time in college, when I was "single," Sue sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers because she knew how much I loved the holiday and hated spending it alone. It was one of the most thoughtful things a friend has ever done for me, and I've wanted to "thank" her for it for years now.

(Disclaimer: For those V-Day haters out there... I later worked for one of the largest greeting card companies in the world... I live for these holidays. Any reason to celebrate, send it my way!)

We went a little funky for Sue's, but filled it with chocolates, rose petals, socks, candies, etc.

The package for Joshua's mom was filled with similar items, but we also included a birthday gift for her at the bottom... a jewelry making kit since she's so crafty and fun!

If you wanted to see the packages I made in the past, click here to see a handful of the ones I made during Joshua's past deployment to Afghanistan.

Now that I've gotten it out of my head that care packages are only for deployments, we'll see what I can come up with for the next holiday... St. Patrick's Day! :-)


  1. that is such a sweet idea!! i wouldn't think to send care packages to my friends and family, but i think i'll start doing that from now on, it's a great way to personalize a gift and depending on what you put in it, not too expensive! CUTE!!


  2. I just love your enthusiasm! I'll have to pick up a few care package tips from you for my husband's next deployment.

    Thanks for the comments you left for me. And yes, the roundup started with me. I'm absolutely thrilled that we've been keeping it going for so long. Mil spouses rock!!!

    Have a super weekend!

  3. I love it!! I wish I had thought of that when my hubs was deployed! :)

  4. I love that idea! I never thought about doing care packages outside of deployment!

  5. SUCH a cute care package! I am a new follower! I found you from my friend's blog My Inspired Nest!

  6. Your care packages are absolutely adorable, creative, and thoughtful! :) I might have to tuck away some of your ideas for future use...

  7. How do you put your name on your pictures so that no one takes them ?? I would love to know how you do that
    Amber joy


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