Care packages are a fun way to get creative, as well as, a way to connect with your soldier while they are overseas. They are a great way to pass the time for you here in the states, and a fun piece of home for your soldier wherever they are. The stuff that you send inside of them is always nice, but care packages are genuinely a thing where it is truly the thought that counts. To know that they are being thought about and loved on even while they are gone makes a huge difference. You could flip through Pinterest for hours finding great themes and ideas for box decorating and it can be so much fun.
With that being said, a resource that a lot of people don’t know about or forget about is the USPS Military Care Kit. The kit includes: 2 APO/FPO flat rate boxes, 2 medium flat rate boxes, priority mail tape, address labels, and customs envelopes, make sure to add custom forms. The best part about this deal, is even though these items are all FREE to pick up at the post office, you can order them online to be sent straight to your door also for FREE, which is so much easier when you are taking on the tasks of two people.
You can find the kit by following this link: https://store.usps.com/store/product/shipping-supplies/military-care-kit-P_MILITARYKIT
Happy crafting friends! If you need any inspiration, feel to reach out. I love to decorate my soldier’s care packages and would love to help you with your loved one’s as well.
Written by Amanda Baird (Board Secretary)