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.


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

Then, think..

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

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?

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.

Don’t overspend. 

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

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.

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