Tips for Creating the Best Military Care Packages

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It’s National Letter Writing Week… and SpouseLink knows that the most meaningful type of communication for Military Spouses and their families is often the kind that comes from long distances when you can’t be near each other. But what do you say? And what do you send?

Here’s a round-up of our tips and tricks for creating care packages that will help you say all of those special things that will bridge the distance between you.


Inspiration

First, let’s start with the letter you’ll put in the box:

Ideas for Deployment Letters

Inspiration: Creating a Military Care Package


Then, think..

What are all the ways you’d like to be spending time together:

MilSpouse Moments: Making Memories Together When You’re Miles Apart


Now, get creative.

What does your servicemember really want while they’re away? What would you like to give them to make them smile and give them strength?

MilSpouse Moments: The Best Things to Send in Military Care Packages

Deployment & Care Package Surprises


And now for a theme:

Get out your art and crafting supplies. Think about the season or come up with a theme, and get to work on making it special for the one who’s away from home.

Valentine’s Day Care Package Ideas

Heart Attack Care Package

‘Sunny Day’ Care Package Theme


Don’t overspend. 

Here are a few ways to make the most of your mail without going overboard on expenses.

5 Ways to Save on Care Packages

5 MORE Ways to Save on Care Packages


You can write as often as it makes sense, but your care packages should be a bit strategic, timed with a holiday, birthday or other meaningful event. And, by all means, plan ahead so that your mail reaches your servicemember in time. Have fun getting your creative juices flowing.


More ways to get through a deployment:

5 Business Lessons Military Spouses Can Learn During a Deployment

MilSpouse Moments: Deployment Homecoming Ideas: Prep, Parties, & Outfits

Cycles of Deployment


Solutions for Your Military Family:

Life Insurance, Wealth Management, Home Mortgages, Survivor Services, and more.

The Benefits of AAFMAA Membership

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