Thanksgiving Care Packages ~ Reader Request
One of my awesome readers requested some ideas for Thanksgiving care packages. The holiday is RIGHT around the corner so if you plan on sending one in time for turkey day, there is a chance it might not make it in time. Be sure to send it immediately and the fastest way possible.
Tomorrow, November 13th is the LAST DAY to send packages overseas via parcel post in time for Christmas. To my knowledge this doesn’t apply to expedited or flat rate boxes, but please check the United Postal Service website at http://www.usps.com for further details.
Now, onto the fun stuff! I have gotten some great ideas from my Twitter friends and here they are:
From @olgirl: Those hand warmer packets you find at Walgreens, next to the register. I sent them to my son and he LOVED them.
From @tinkerarmywife: I did t-giving dinner in a box. Turkey sausage, snackpacks and mini graham crusts, homemade potato chips (sweet and white), mini can green beans, craisins, fall paper plates and napkins It was one of my favs!!!!
@usmcwife8999 says she has sent Hormel Compleats microwaveable meals and that they even have a stuffing one.
Thanks you two for your awesome ideas! I stole this one from the Army Wife Network (http://www.armywifenetwork.com) who has an AMAZING list of ideas for care packages.
Here’s their Thanksgiving version:
Thankful – canned turkey, instant mashed potatoes, breadsticks, gravy in a jar, Hostess apple pies, canned corn/green beans, turkey jerky, craisins, Thanksgiving scented candle, pictures of Thanksgivings past , scrapbook, taped recorded message, or even a “why we’re thankful for you” list.
As always, our guys and girls serving overseas can never get enough thanks. They never get tired of hearing how much we appreciate the things they do for our country. There is never a better day than to be reminded of this. Gather friends and family and make some handmade cards letting them know how thankful you are for them. That you think of them often and never forget the things they do to keep us safe.
If you have other ideas, PLEASE post them in the comments section. More specifically, for a sailor out to sea.