Now that my husband has gotten more than a few of his care packages I can finally start revealing some of the boxes I have put together! I didn’t want to spoil the surprise in case he reads my posts
My ultimate goal for every box, is to make him laugh. I don’t want him to miss home, I don’t want him to feel sad. I want him to think “my wife is the corniest person ever” and laughs. So most of my care packages are not going to be “cute” or “awwwww” .. Some will be lovey-dovey because I run out of silly ideas every few weeks.
“Hang in there” box: This was probably one of the best boxes I have done. I laughed the entire time I put this box together.
Note: the blank flap is where I place my return address and contents of the box. I hear some people can have some – ahem- interest in the boxes while going through customs. I don’t always leave a blank flap but I do always put in the return address, senders address, and contents. FYI
Next comes my favorite part of this box… My cards…
(Click on the pictures if it is hard to read)
Typically I have seen this project on sturdy giant cardboard. I knew paper was not going to hold up these heavy candy bars. I imagined my husband picking up the first piece and all the candy falling through the paper and it would have been ruined.
How to make this project shippable overseas.
- (3) 11″x 11″ pieces of cardboard. (I used the inserts of calenders.. You know how they always come with that stupid cardboard in there and you’re like.. this is clearly not useful. Turns out it is)
- Pieces of paper to cover said cardboard
- Candy that fits you sayings.
Total cost: $5-10 if you find the candy on sale and already have cardboard around. You could even cut out 11″x11″ from a cardboard box.
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!