You know when you're away from home or somewhere unfamiliar? Away from family and friends? Away from those missing pieces of what make you…you? They’re no longer in the next room, at the kitchen table and the cookie jar is empty. Receiving a care package with elements inside from someone who loves you becomes such a powerful expression of love. It's like Christmas morning except better because you get all of the treats inside carefully curated with love just for you.
This takes me back to a time in fourth grade when I got my first care package. It left such a lasting impression on me (I mean, hello Sip and Ship!). Away at summer camp, my counselor did her daily “mail-call” where my name never seemed to be called. I was often slumped in the grass smiling half-heartedly as my tent mates jumped up to collect letters from their parents. Eagerly ripping open the envelope, pouring over the words inside and delicately tucking their letters away. Pulling them out later from under their pillow to revisit them with a flashlight. As if recreating their bedtime ritual, gently whispering each inscribed word into the air. For me, resembling a sweet lullaby as I gazed up at the night sky, wishing they were words meant for me.
Then the day finally came. Nudging me from the warmth of my seat in the hot afternoon sun. A brief interruption from picking blades of grass, my name was called and a box was handed to me. On its surface was my name in my mother’s handwriting. This made my heart skip a beat and butterflies dance in my stomach. It was a box just for me. Inside was a book of Mad Libs, several loose pieces of bazooka bubble gum, and a pack of pale green tic tacs that were now melted into one. The letter inside was brief but said just what I needed to hear…”thinking of you, love mom.”
This is one reason why I love sending care packages today: they're a fun way to show people how much they mean without having to say very much at all. In our experience the best way to send a care package is often, to mark an occasion, or just because. We recommend stuffing any sized postal flat rate box with their favorite homemade cookies, granola, and snacks. Flat rate boxes provide you with reasonable price options, 2-3 day delivery service, and door to door tracking within the continental US.
We can’t wait to ship your next care package.