Every once in awhile when I was in college, I would get that little pink slip in my mailbox informing me that I had a package. It was really fun, it felt like my birthday or Christmas, but it was simply a care package, usually from my mom or sister, stocked full of yummy foods, cosmetics, handy little things they knew I liked. I still specifically remember my sister's chewy peanut butter cookies. Sooo good!
I got to thinking about sending care packages for Christmas, and I think all of our thoughts go immediately to the military men and women who find themselves far from home during the holidays. I think it's such a moving and touching idea, and such a great way to show support for all that these individuals are sacrificing.
There are other groups of people, though, that are also great candidates for a Christmas care package. My husband is running in his first ever 5k tomorrow morning for Walker Methodist Home, a nursing home where his mom lives. He's been training for several weeks using the C25K program, and he is chomping at the bit to get this race underway. I was thinking the other day how many nursing home residents aren't as fortunate as my mother-in-law is, living so close to family and friends who see her often. Care packages for this population would be a wonderful idea also.
Another idea would be for grown children who are not able to travel back home for the holidays. I know my sons still enjoy getting their box of Christmas goodies. Other family members who are living or traveling abroad would also be so grateful for a little taste of home in their mailbox.
Do you send care packages? Who else can you think of that would just love one?