Christmas Care Package

I’m not sure how many people who read my blog are military or former military, but I thought some people might be interested to know what Anne and I sent to my husband for Christmas in his care package.

This care package is chock full of goodies. I will start with the 3 (yes there are 3) green Tupperwares. They are full of home baked goodies: hot cocoa cookies, gingerbread cookies and rice crispy treat trees complete with m&m and red hot ornaments. Anne and I had so much fun baking for her Daya (that’s how she says daddy).

I wanted to be sure to include a couple wrapped gifts, so I put in his favorite Christmas movie, the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and my mom put in 2 dvds that she bought. Anne picked out the LED, USB Powered Christmas tree, I thought it was especially neat as it will run off any computer. He also has some See’s candies, a tradition from my family and an m&m toy – a tradition from his family. Anne and I made a salt dough hand print Santa Clause and I included some art we did together and our picture with Santa. We have yet to have a picture with just her and Santa, she is a big fan…from afar!

Since these aren’t “Christmas” gifts, I’m not going to feel too bad about the price tag being left on the dvd set…He has a thing for mint and dark chocolate so that is why there is a candy bar. I also thought he might like to be able to hold and see the pictures from Anne’s 3rd birthday whenever he wants, so I sent him a little book of all of them.

So that is it, our Christmas care package. No sewing, but lots of baking and love going into it. And now a favor, please say a prayer that this care package makes it to him on time. I missed the mailing deadline by ONE day!!! I am hoping and praying it arrives by Christmas, after all I sent it with 14 days to spare. We shall see I guess.

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15 Responses to Christmas Care Package

  1. Kristy says:

    Very fun! you can see the LOVE all over this package. Thank you for sharing, it is very interesting to see what goes into it all and how you still celebrate your traditions together even if you can’t be together. CAN’T WAIT to read the post that says he is HOME!!!! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

  2. Kristy says:

    p.s. LOVE that you found the perfect TREE too!!! 😀

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Here’s hoping your package makes it on time. A tough time of year to be apart.

  4. Debbe says:

    What a lovely gift. It looks like your daughter had a wonderful time picking things out for Daya.

  5. Lyanna L. says:

    What a fabulous package…here’s hoping that it gets there on time! =)

  6. Sondra says:

    Ditto to Kristy’s comment. I loved seeing this. Such very special gifts. I can feel the love. Great pics of you and Anne.
    XXXXXX Can’t wait until he is home….Sondra

  7. Lori Smanski says:

    praying your package makes it in time. Like Sondra says, we can see and feel the love that went into making this for him. Prayers that he will be safe.

  8. Barb N says:

    Oh, I hope it gets there, too. I would think there’s a good chance it will. He’ll sure enjoy it!

  9. Katy says:

    Keeping everything crossed that is arrives on time!

  10. Lisa L. says:

    What a great package! Overflowing with love for sure! 🙂 Praying it makes it on time! 🙂

  11. CeLynn says:

    Melissa, your and Anne’s Christmas Care Package just exudes LOVE! It is obvious that a ton of thought and care went into each and every item 🙂 Praying and hoping that it arrives on time. Thank you for sharing such a special Private moment with us!

    Merry Christmas Aaron,Thank You for your Sacrifice and Service all year round,but especially during the Holidays :@)

  12. Snoodles says:

    Oh, so much love packed in there! Got my fingers crossed for it to get there on time!

  13. Susan says:

    Thank your husband for his service to our country. Thank you for your loving support of him and the sacrifices you and Anne are making. I never had my husband deployed, but my daughter is in the Army and did a year in South Korea, one in Iraq and 6 months in Afghanistan, so I understand some of your anxiety. Prayers for the Christmas box arriving on time – it really means so much to them, prayers for his safety and strength and peace for you! Bless you and yours and have a Merry Christmas with Anne!!!

  14. jessica says:

    great package, the usb tree is so smart, i’m sure it should make it in time

  15. Susan says:

    It’s a wonderful package! Did you pad it with popped popcorn? I know he’ll love all of it, but the pictures and the hand print Santa will be big hits.

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