Sending a Little Love Your Way: Military Care Package

Care packages! If there’s one thing I enjoy about this deployment, it’s definitely this — decorating, shopping for and sending out care packages. Not only does it unleash the Martha Stewart in me, but USPS has also made it a lot easier to send them out. And since I’m still on a care package high, allow me to share with you how easy it is to make your service member feel how loved and cared for he/she is, even across the miles.


First up, call the USPS at 1-800-610-8734 to order your Military Care Kit. It’s extremely hassle free, quick and simple! You’ll just need to provide them with your name, phone number and address and before you know it, your Military Care Kit is delivered right at your door. Mine took 6 business days — not too shabby.

Not a fan of waiting? Order up to 10 kits per phone call. 

What’s in the Military Care Kit?

  • Two large priority flat rate boxes (12 x 12 x 5-1/2),
  • Two medium priority flat rate boxes (11 x 8-1/2 x 5-1/2)
  • Two medium priority flat rate boxes (13-5/8 x 11-7/8 x 3-3/8)
  • Priority mail tape
  • Priority mail address labels
  • Clear envelopes to attach the customs forms to the package.

*NOTE: They no longer deliver customs forms. You can either fill these out online, or at your local post office.

Second, my absolute favorite part… shopping and decorating. In order not to overspend, I have two rules that I go by.

  1. Buy in bulk
  2. Take advantage of the dollar store for fun, inexpensive decorating materials (ribbons, wrapping paper, stationary, etc.)

Lastly, fill out the customs label online, print it out and schedule your box for a pick-up. Voila! Saves you a trip to your local post office.

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And for those of you without service members actively serving in the military but would like to show your support to the brave men, women and K9 currently deployed, here’s a list of organizations that you can reach out to:

Support Our Troops

Operation Gratitude

Any Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier

Operation Shoebox

The United States War Dogs Association

Operation Military K9

 

Peace, Love and Semper Fi,

morenabeachbum

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i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum
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