Well, this was so easy I’m embarrassed I didn’t do it sooner.
Here’s what you do:
2. Choose a soldier and read about what they’d like to receive (I chose a lady soldier who likes snacks. Because I, too, am a lady who likes snacks.)
3. Buy the items on the list, buy one of those flat rate boxes at the post office, send it off.
That’s it! Initially I thought “Really? You’re thousands of miles from home and you want trail mix and Sweetarts?” But then I remembered how, as an expat in New Zealand, I just about lost my mind when my mom sent over some dry ranch dressing mix. Sweettarts it is, Private. It does my heart good to imagine women in uniform sharing a box of Nerds while they drive a tank or clean their night vision goggles.
Have you ever sent (or received!) care packages while abroad? What did want in them? If you’re taking part in 9 Days of Nice and writing about it, be sure to send me your links!