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Deadlines for Holiday Care Packages to Soldiers

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Ready to send your soldier a care package for Christmas? Don't delay! The deadlines are approaching fast! The USPS has released guidelines with the last date you can send your packages to ensure delivery by Christmas. Find your soldier's zip code to see the corresponding dates: APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs™ 090-092: First class and priority mail [...]

Christmas Mail Dates Overseas


To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to military APO/FPO addresses overseas and to international addresses, we suggest that mail be entered by the recommended mailing dates listed below. Beat the last minute rush, mail early. This information is provided by the U.S. Postal Service. First Class Mail Letters APO/FPO AE [...]

Tips for Sending Care Packages Overseas


Call the post office, visit their website or go there in person and request your mailing supplies. The post office offers flat rate priority boxes for free. No matter how much they weigh, it costs $12.35 to send the medium box and $14.85 to send the large box. You can also pick up priority tape [...]

Care Packages For Holidays


We’ve all seen those lists about what to send to soldiers overseas – socks, foot powder, beef jerky, powdered drink mixes, etc. – well that’s all well and good and I’m sure they are grateful to receive it but, well, its kind of boring. Reminds me of my dad at Christmas when I was growing [...]

Themed Care Package Ideas


This list was submitted by a website visitor, Tracy. Its quite extensive. Be forewarned there are a few "adult" theme ideas within. Thanks Tracy for putting together this list! Themed Care Packages "Surviving the Sandstorms"- Eye wash; Nasal spray; Chapstick; Bandana; goggles/sun glasses; etc "Laundry Load"- Laundry soap ('sample Size or Tide tablets kind) to [...]