Happy Wednesday! I’m celebrating today because I finally get to share the last care package of this deployment with you all! I was so excited to about this last box: I’d planned it almost since day one of the deployment. And then to finally seal this North Carolina care package shut? Talk about a good day.
The idea for a North Carolina care package was one that I developed over time. I knew I wanted to send a bunch of North Carolina-made products and had intended for this to be the first box I sent. But then I started thinking about what the saying on the flaps would be and realized it be the perfect last care package. Nothing could be finer than having A back in Carolina!
I purchased a North Carolina map to cover the inside of the box and could not be happier with how the finished product looked! I sent a medium flat rate box and the map covered the entire inside perfectly. I used navy blue paper for the letters and North Carolina state cutout so that it popped against the many colors of the map.
The whole theme of this North Carolina care package rested on the idea of sending as many locally made products. Wrapped in brown paper, this box contained beef jerky, roasted nuts, peanut brittle, a NC magazine and microwavable pork rinds. Yes, microwavable pork rinds. You read that correctly. I topped it off with a postcard of our adorable downtown instead of my normal greeting card.
But perhaps my favorite item in this North Carolina care package was the one item that wasn’t 100% locally made. I mentioned earlier this week that I always send my husband a kiss kit for his trip home and this deployment followed the same pattern. I snagged the cute bag from Target’s dollar section and filled it with all the goodies he’ll need for his trip home.
I really loved how my North Carolina care package turned out and hope that it got A (even more) excited to come home. You could certainly make a similar care package the first one you send or really at any time in a deployment!