Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Care Package Ideas

Is there a soldier on your Christmas list? Here are just a few holiday care package ideas for your soldier. Captured here is the spirit of the season through items that relate to the sights, sounds, smells, and the tastes of the holidays. Add your own touches for a sure fire way to make a soldier's spirit bright!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  • Santa hat
  • Stuffed reindeer
  • Christmas movie
  • Kid's craft — paper snowflakes
  • Fake snow
  • Fake tree
  • Lights
  • Handmade ornaments
  • String popcorn and cranberries
  • Tiny wrapped packages (use gum, mints, or small items to go under the tree)
  • Advent calendar
  • Picture book (include pictures from past holiday gatherings)
  • Small wrapped items to the theme of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"
  • A box of Christmas Cards stamped and addressed to the soldier's family
  • Avon's keychain slideshow
  • Recordable ornament
  • reindeer antlers (the fabric kind of course)

Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling….

  • CD of you (and your children) singing Christmas carols
  • CD of Christmas music
  • Jingle bells
Jack Frost nipping at your nose…
  • Holiday scented candle (pine, cinnamon, baking)
  • Holiday scented oil
  • Pine cones (scented)
Now bring us some figgy pudding…

  • Fresh baked cookies (packaged just right)
  • SPAM (Christmas "ham")
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Sausage and cheese (eg Hickory Farms)
  • Holiday RITZ crackers
  • Mixed nuts (in shell) with a nut cracker
  • Candy canes
  • Christmas m&m's
  • Advent calendar
  • Holiday coffee & creamer
  • Hot cocoa or cider
  • Hot chocolate mixed with candy canes
If you can think of more to add, let us know in the comments section... Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I love your blog! It reminds me so much of my own in the making! Thanks so much for the ideas; I'll need them come next year!