But with that comes a slack in sending physical mail. This deployment cycle there is little mail received by our troops.
Many people believe since it's not a time of war that our men and women in uniform do not need support or encouragement. But that's far from the truth. Peacekeeping is just as important (if not more important) than a time of conflict. And our men and women sacrifice their time and family memories to go and keep the peace.
There are so many care package ideas out there. Some are simple: stuff a box with snack foods. And others are elaborate ideas of theme boxes, decorating interior box flaps to match and placing only themed items in the box. Sadly I fall into the latter camp (thanks to my OCD and creative tendencies).
Here's some of my current projects to mail to hubby:
Hope these spark some creativity and desire to send love to your other half.