As with last year, my Love is spending this Christmas a long way from home. So I will be sending him a “white Christmas” of sorts so he can still feel close to home for the holidays. Now, since he is deployed, and I don’t really trust USPS to deliver expensive items, I have saved his real gifts at home for him to open upon his arrival. I mostly sent little things to get him in the Christmas spirit.
A typical Northern tradition includes enjoying lots of hot cocoa from the comfort of one’s home while it snows outside. So I sent my Love some Hot Cocoa mix as well as “White Christmas” tea. All of which can be enjoyed in the Packer mug.
As always, I sent plenty of snacky foods and candy. I made sure to include his favorite type of cookies (Snickerdoodle). Since this package will be going a long way, I opted out of making the cookies myself, because I figured store-bought cookies would be full of more preservatives and won’t go bad along the way.
As for the candy, I once again sent pretty much anything that wouldn’t melt.
The one item that my Love specifically requested was a video game. I always ask him if there is anything in particular that my Love wants or needs before I send out his packages. This is the first request he has made, so I made sure to make it happen. This is also the most expensive item I have sent him in a care package so I’m really hoping it makes it to him.
Last year, once I knew we’d be experiencing another deployment that would extend through the holidays, I picked up little clearance items after each holiday and saved them for this year. These two “snowy” items were from my shopping last year. I know they are dumb, but I hope they make him feel a little closer to home. He can make snow wherever he is!
As for New Years, I couldn’t forget to send kisses. In a little box I included 17 New Years Kisses for my Love to ring in 2017. We celebrated New Year 2015 together and shared our very first kiss then, so I’m always saddened that we haven’t been able to continue that New Years tradition. For 2016, and now 2017 I’ve been sending my Love laminated kisses as the next best thing.
To maintain my White Christmas theme, everything (except the food and candy) was wrapped in snowflake paper. Here is how it turned out!
What are you sending your loved ones for the holidays? Let us know in the comments!