Are you a winter weather fan? I’ll admit that I’m probably not. It seems all fine and dandy when you’re inside in your wiener dog jammies, but when it’s time to head outside to go grocery shopping, that’s where the fun ends. But when it comes to winter care packages, I am 100% a fan!
I think winter care packages get the short end of the stick because everyone focuses on Christmas and Valentine’s Day this time of the year. It’s a shame because winter care packages can be a fun way to send your loved one a little coziness from home or even a taste of winter itself if they miss the chilly temps!
Decorating a Winter Care Package
Trust me on this, decorating a winter care package is going to be way easier than getting everyone dressed in their winter gear to go outside.
For a winter-themed box, I love using “cool” colors: blue, silver and white. They capture the chilly temperatures and sparkly snow just perfectly. Speaking of that sparkly snow, if you don’t normally use shimmery paper, a winter box may be the perfect time to give it a try. Images like snowflakes, snowmen or even scarves and mittens are great additions to a winter-themed box.
A great project for little ones would be to cut or decorate snowflakes for the box! You can use paper you have on hand or even make use of coffee filters.
If you want to add a pun or snow-themed wording to your box, you’re in luck! There are so many fun ideas; here are a few to get you started!
- There’s snowplace like home
- I miss/love you snow much
- It’s snow secret: we love you
- You make me melt
- Tidings of comfort food and joy
- Loving you is snow much fun
- I’m smitten with you
- The snuggle is real
- I only have ice for you
- Up to snow good
- Deployment is snow laughing matter
- There is snow man as amazing as you
- If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard
- Sending you a flurry of love
- Time to chill out
- Ice ice baby
- Let it snow, let it snow!
- Do you want to build a snowman?
- Deployment, it’s time to let him/her go!
Contents for Winter Care Packages
While most of our loved ones head to places that do, in fact, get cold at this time of the year, not everyone experiences the same weather patterns. Before you begin filling a winter-themed care package, make sure to ask your loved one what the weather is like where they are. After all, wool socks aren’t really useful if it’s 80 degrees every day!
If I were putting this box together for my loved one, I’d focus on sending items that are cozy, comforting and maybe reminiscent of winter back home. Consider sending items like:
- Warm socks, gloves, hat, scarf, etc.
- Flannel sheets or blanket
- Fuzzy slippers
- Hand or foot warmers
- Hot beverage mixes like tea or hot chocolate
- Instant soup or oatmeal packets
- An insulated travel mug to keep liquids hot
- Lip balm or hand lotion
- Cold or flu medicine (just in case!)
- Handmade paper snowflakes to decorate their room/office
- Photos of family members enjoying snow back home
- Instant Snow or indoor snowballs for a little fun
- Items that bring the comforts of home like a sentimental movie or a favorite snack item.
Want even more care package ideas? I’m giving away 165+ ideas (plus what to put in them) here.