24 Jul 2012
Question: I am getting ready to send a care package to Afganistan to a deployed friend, I was wondering what the best method is? USPS, FedEx, or is the base post office good for that?
Answer: When my soldier was deployed I always used the USPS. I love how they have, "If It Fits It Ships" boxes it made it so much easier on my pocket book. I found that by using the USPS I could send my soldier one care package a month.
I would go to the USPS, pick up several of the "If It Fits It Ships" boxes, take them home and decorate the inside of the box. I did a different theme each month, July-Fireworks, August-Summer, October-Halloween, etc. he loved it. I would add pictures of the kiddos and myself to the decorations.
For the July box I would make all the items in the box red, white and blue...that would just make him smile and giggle. I found that by adding a little of my touch to the boxes it made the deployment a little better when he got his care package. He would always tell me how he looked forward to my decorated boxes. :)
PS: I would get all my supplies in the clearance section at the PX or Dollar Store. Remember your care package does not need to cost a fortune, all the soldier cares about is the thought. He / she will be thrilled you thought about them enough to send a care package in the first place. My soldier said, he loved just seeing the box and knowing I was always thinking about him.
The Military Spouse :)