I’m a self-declared expert at sending packages in the mail. Four boys, four, 2-year missions for our church equates to 8 years of packages sent at least three times per year (Christmas, birthday, and just because). Plus, they’ve all gone to college out of state which means they got a package or two then as well …. at least the first couple of kids did. Anyhow, that’s a bunch of packages.
My expert package preparation skills were put to work recently when I sent a package to my son at OCS.
Truthfully, that might have been a bit over the top – at least on the decor part. The contents were admittedly so-so.
Since I am so well-versed in package prep (ha ha!), I even made a spare just in case there was a soldier who wasn’t going to get a package from home:
That soldier did indeed get more than a flag from me, however the package itself is IMPRESSIVE!
Since packages are kind of “my thing”, I decided it was time to start sending packages to my littles. They live far away now so they must NEED packages. I sent my first “official” package a few weeks ago. It was a Hallowe’en package with costumes and candy and pj’s. I think I threw a few new little toys in there two. The decor was BORING … I could have done better.
My mom used to send packages to my children. They were usually full of Canadian candy bars – which truly are so much better than their American counterparts. Trust me on this.
I can foresee a number of packages in my future so I’m polling the grandmas on what goodies I should put in them. I got a few ideas on this:
Martha L, MN: There are books you can record yourself reading it to them. The kids love to hear your voice read to them.
It looks like Hallmark makes a whole series of these. They look adorable:
Another grandma had books on her mind too:
Pauline V., WI: Books and always a package of animal crackers or Mini Nilla wafers.
I thought the Nilla Wafer and animal cracker idea was a great one – as an alternative to candy.
Andrea G., MN: I have a drawer in my kitchen and it has crayons, silly putty, paper, card games and fun snacks. Grandma essentials!
Oh Andrea, I am jealous! It would be so nice to have the littles close enough to raid my snack drawer. Those are great ideas to put in a package as well.
Still, I need more package ideas. I consulted Pinterest which generally has the answer to any question. I was not disappointed. I can see now that my packages are lame. I commit to doing better.
Grandmas – what are you putting in your packages to your littles. Mommas – what kind of packages are your littles getting?