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