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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sending a Package to a Soldier in Afghanistan

We have 2 friends who have been deployed to Afghanistan. Carol is in the army, she is a sgt. who is in charge of setting up camps for other soldiers in the field. Janae is in the air force and I am not sure yet what she will be doing. I am sending care packages and I thought it might be nice to share with you. I have e-mailed Carol and made sure of what I can send and what she likes and needs. Right now she has access to personal items but wants treats(chocolate) and also some lotion. It is very hot there so I cannot send chocolate. Her Mom tried and it didn't work. I did find some tootsie rolls which are chocolaty. I was looking chocolate skittles that were out for a while but couldn't find them. First I went to the post office and got the correct box and label to put on it

I used a local newspaper to line the box. I thought she might enjoy reading it.

This box will cost $10.95 to ship no matter what I put in it, as long as its not bulging.
Above is the form from the post office, they were very helpful in telling me what to fill out.
Above are her favorite candies and I checked and these things should travel ok. I found some jelly belly's that are ice cream flavors , hopefully some will taste like chocolate.
Carol loves animals and has many that she left at home with her husband. I got her Burt's Bees lotions because I know they don't test on animals and she likes that brand. The rest was just for fun and I am going to sprinkle the red and blue stars over the inside of the box. I am also going to put each item in a zip lock bag just in case something does break open in shipment. I know Carol she will reuse the ziplock bags. I haven't heard from Janae yet but she is next.

God bless our soldiers and keep them safe.

"How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes.~Maya Angelou


chicamom85 said...

Why is my blog not showing up???

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Anne,
It came up on my dashboard and now I am going to see if this comment will post.
Here goes!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looking good. Just a fyi, I added my email address to my profile in case you need it sometimes.

Good story on the shipping, now I'm trying to figure out chocolate that won't melt when shipped.


Julie said...

What a wonderful idea! I remember creme savers used to make a hard chocolate candy that had a pretty good chocolate flavor. If those are still around that might be nice :)

AL said...

Anne, you have a kind heart, if only I live there, I would surely help ship whatever that can make Carol and Janae happy. BTW the box for packaging is also bought here and sad to say that it's very pricey to hold just a few things.:)



AL said...

BTW your post is updating dont worry. Sometimes it happens, when post or comments just vanish. And it is sometimes annoying.


Kris said...

Glad I finally got to see your posts...and comment!! I had all kinds of issues this evening! I know the package will be appreciated...I have a brother overseas with the Marines!

Sweet Serendipity said...

That is so sweet, I am sure they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Ayie said...

that's so nice of you, i bet she'll be so happy