If you know someone who is a soldier, then maybe you should think about sending them an awesome care package for Halloween. Just think, this is another holiday where they are away from their family and friends. Sending them a care package lets them know, we are still thinking about them, and want to do something special for them. Here are some great ideas for a Halloween care package. If you don’t know the soldier you are sending items to, that’s okay. Soldiers love to trade items with other soldiers.
Care Package #1- Keep In Touch
Send them a themed keep in touch package. You would want to send them some Halloween themed paper. Halloween themed pens and pencils. Stop at your local post office and pick up a pack of their themed postage stamps. If they don’t have any Halloween ones, look for some type of darker stamps to create a Halloween theme. Maybe grab some Halloween themed stickers, and general Halloween cards. This way, he can send a greeting card for Halloween to his family or children if he has any. Include pre-stamped envelopes with the greeting cards.
Care Package #2- Fun
Send them a fun package. Of course make this Halloween themed. Purchase things like small hand held games and board games. They have plenty of them out for Halloween. Make sure you send a lot of batteries with them. Chances are they will share with their friends over there.
Care Package #3- Decorations
Just because they are serving our Country, does not mean they don’t remember the holidays. Send them some themed decorations for their base. Things like Halloween themed paper napkin, streamers and banners. Also anything handmade, like handmade pumpkins or bats will be cherished.
Care Package #4- Snack Foods
Send them Halloween themed treats. This will be the best package they can receive. Military/Army food gets boring really fast. Do not send anything that is homemade, unless you know them well. They are instructed to throw away baked goods for their own safety. Rice Krispie treats, Oreo’s are a few treats that come themed each year.
Care Package #5- Reading Material
Send them some great Halloween books to read. Can be spooky stories or something that is true, like the history on Halloween. Grab a few of the Halloween themed magazines as well to send out. Maybe send a regular sports magazine as well to liven the package up.
Care Package #6- Sweet Treats
Send them some sweet candy treats for Halloween as well. Halloween jelly beans, candy corn, Pre packages sugar cookies, suckers and gum are all big hits for treats. If you can afford it, head to your local bulk supply store and purchase the large bags of candy, so the soldiers can trade and share.
Care Package #7- Small Toys
Send over some Halloween toys for the solider on your list. Purchase small items like Jack O’Lantern punch ball, Halloween bendable, small stuff animals, and Squishy Halloween characters. Halloween themed playing cards will also be appreciated. Along with having some fun with these toys, they will often hand out small toys to the children that they run into.
Care Package #8-Trick or Treat Bag
Send them a package that has a little bit of everything in it. You can send some treats, paper, stamps, toys, electronics, books and more. Pull one item from each category and send it their way.
Care Package #9- Personal Items
Package personal items in a large pumpkin bag. You can throw a few small Halloween tokens in there, to create a more themed bag. Send over some Halloween toothbrushes. Purchase a few tubes of name brand tooth paste, deodorant and a Halloween themed mesh bag. The mesh bag is great for easy carrying to the restroom.
Care Package #10- Gadgets
Every solider loves to receive gadgets. Pack a few small Halloween theme bags with different gadgets in each bag. Place all the bags in the box. Some great gadgets can be Halloween themed tape, Halloween glow sticks, Halloween led light key chains, Halloween themed rope, Halloween themed candles and maybe some extra batteries for kicks. Batteries get used non stop, so it’s always good to throw these in no matter what you send.