I think care package posts are some of my favorite posts to write. I have so much fun putting the actual boxes together that this gives me a chance to enjoy them all over again!
The 4th of July care package may have been the best one I’ve ever sent A. Between the top notch contents and the spot on decoration, I was at the top of my game with this box. Let’s hope I didn’t peak too soon!
I went full out with decorating the box itself, thanks to the scrapbook paper section at AC Moore. A few stickers leftover from my homecoming sign last year and a trip to the $1 section at Target had the box looking awesome.
But it wasn’t enough. I really really really wanted the items themselves to be decorated, but I couldn’t find any patriotic wrapping paper. So I did what any semi-crafty military wife with a little extra free time on her hands would do: I made my own.
I used Crayola washable paint on just plain white craft paper and it worked like a charm. But, if you’re planning on doing this yourself, wrap the items and then paint the paper. Otherwise it will crack and make a mess.
Aren’t they just the cutest?
Everything got loaded up into the box (easier said than done) and topped with some more Target finds.
A absolutely loved this box and agreed that it may have been the best one I’d ever sent. Although that didn’t stop him from pointing out that I neglected to send a pencil sharpener to go with his pencils. Rookie mistake.
I tried to include as many patriotic items as possible:
- Cracker Jack
- Oatmeal cream pies
- Girl Scout cookies
- Espresso shots
- Trail mix
- Brookside candy
- Beef jerky
- The Goonies (A’s favorite childhood movie)
- Fitness magazine
- Patriotic koozies and pencils