It’s hard to keep them in the loop when they’re so far away, but it’s not impossible. It just takes a little bit of creativity.
Here are some great ideas for boxes that will make them feel more connected, but include items that, if lost or destroyed, won’t be upsetting.
Care Packages To Keep Kids and Servicemembers Connected
Do a gender reveal box like this one:
Send a hug!
Make a box that reminds them of a fun time together – like a trip to the zoo:
Or the beach:
Make a photo book or calendar or keepsake item – Snapfish is great for this. If it gets lost, you can always reorder!
Remind them of home with little items like their favorite cereal & snacks, a toy replica of their car and their favorite tv show:
Commemorate the first day of school:
Sending gifts? Dress them up with copies of photos on the wrapping paper:
Looking for other ideas to keep them connected?
- Collect items from your hometown to remind them of home.
- Send boxes themed around the holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to be the toughest.
- If you send photos or drawings by the kids, get copies made a Kinkos – keep the originals and send the copies.
What tips or ideas do you have for keeping your service member in the loop on important things going on at home?