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Care packages are a gift of love that keeps the bond strong when kids leave home or when loved ones are called away.

Most are thrilled with these packages, and the DIY touch can be so much more personalized over the corporate type of package.

The recipes include food that ships well, with best practices on packaging and shipping.  The creative ideas are oriented around holiday or celebration themes.

Valentine’s Care Packages for College Students and Young Adults

Getting a care package in the mail is guaranteed to bring a smile, but the “thoughtful gift” itself is often more valued by the recipient than the actual contents inside. Here are some non-commercial ideas and recipes for sending a Valentines care package to a college student or a young adult away from home. Care …

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DIY College Care Packages for Valenties Day

Turned off by the care packages available from the schools and the online sites, I try and put together DIY care packages for my two college kids that are more personal.  So far, they have been very successful…measuring success by my kids’ comments anyway.  The girl’s Valentines package arrived in my daughters’ mailbox on a …

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College Care Package for the Girl: Late Fall/Halloween

College Care Package for the Girl:  The Categories Food – food is a standard category of course, but the type of food enjoyed is quite different between my daughter and my son, and will be unique to your student.  My daughter is a big fan of the hot pepper jellies we make, so I included …

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College Care Package for the Boy: Late Fall/Halloween

Halloween is a generally the point in time when I send out the second college care package to my two college-age students.  It is usually easy to find fun and creative items for the care package this time of the year, and that is my overall goal for the kids…add some levity to their full …

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College Care Packages: Ideas for Fall Packages

Girl Version of College Care Package My daughter is a senior in college this year (Bradley University in Illinois), but I don’t think they ever outgrow their love of receiving care packages.  She is somewhat nervous about being a senior and trying to figure out what comes next in her life, so the security of …

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College Care Package for a New Freshman – Easter Package

My son made it very clear that he expected care packages from home when he went out to the East Coast to go to college.  And…they had to be surprises.  That is, it had to be surprise timing when I sent them and surprise items inside.  Whew, tall order from a boy that is not …

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