Care packages are a welcome way to spread cheer this holiday season. College students studying for finals are obvious recipients. Military personnel stationed far from home are another excellent choice. Wounded warriors shouldn’t be forgotten this time of year, or ever for that matter, and a surprise care package would be a great way to let one know that they remain in your thoughts. Know anyone hospitalized this season? A care package would surely brighten their day. Perhaps you have friends that recently moved, and would appreciate a care package of goodies to remind them of home.
Care packages can be as simple or elaborate as you decide to make them — it really is about the thought. Try to make them personal, and add in some holiday items. I just finished preparing few for college students getting ready for finals, and assembling them definitely put me in a holiday mood. Included among the goodies in their packages are snacks, peppermint-striped socks, hot cocoa mix and Santa mugs, pens, and a holiday movie.
If you know someone who would be surprised and delighted to receive a care package this holiday season, go ahead and put one together and bring an unexpected smile to someone’s face.