Does Anyone Send Care Packages to Their College Son/Daughter?

Bonnie - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I used to send my daughter real cards instead of emails when she was in University and it really made a difference. She looked forward to checking her mail at college and I like to think that it helped her a lot. I even sent a few care packages with items that she could use and enjoy (new socks; Kraft dinner; licorice; sticky notes; pens; usb memory sticks; new toothbrush & toothpaste, etc.). I had fun picking out items and putting the parcels together and she loved getting them!



It really helped us stay close. It really doesn't matter what you send, so it doesn't have to cost a lot. College kids can use just about anything, and the cards come from your heart. It's just about showing them that you miss them and how special they are to you.



Our daughter kept every card I ever sent. She even sent us a few and I kept those. Try it. Have fun and let me know how it goes. It will make a difference to both of you.

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Bonnie - posted on 09/29/2010

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It's great to see other parents doing the same thing. It's amazing that some never do or just don't think about it. It is a huge deal to our kids who are homesick. My daughter's friends all used to gather around to see what she got. I know that some were sad that they didn't get anything from their home. It's such a simple gesture.....if money is tight....send them a card....it will really make a difference to them and to your relationship.
If you can't afford to send a card, please send them a card for free, on me. Contact me and ask for the link to my website. No obligation...I promise....I just want to help. My motto: I am trying to change the world, one card at a time.

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Lori - posted on 04/23/2012

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I totally agree! I even ended up creating special cards for our kids that addressed their new college realities! A huge hit! If you might want to see how they turned out...I put them on a website!!! All the best, Lori

http://myseedsoffaith.com/

Anne - posted on 05/02/2011

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I had to smile when I read your question. Our Daughters are both graduated, yet because they are paying back loans and living in different states,The youngest in CA the oldest in MA I still send care packages.

Megan - posted on 04/11/2011

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I toyed with the idea of 'care packages " but my daughter decided that she would rather have the money to come home once a month and shop in the pantry and bathroom cabinets. LOL I bake a bunch before the visit and send groceries, etc with her. Plus we get to see her shining face :)

Sharon - posted on 04/07/2011

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My son goes to school 30 miles away. As soon I would mail him a package, he would show up on my door. I would say "why did you do that when I just mailed you something?" Then after the weekend when he left, I would be mailing important stuff he forgot. LOL

Betty - posted on 03/21/2011

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when my daughter was in college, I too would send her stuff, sometimes when she came home for a few days, I always sent food with her since it is so expensive to go to college or sometimes I would give her a gift card for the grocery store

Jo - posted on 02/01/2011

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Nope I don't send anything to him only talk to him on facebook or text him and he is only 30 minutes away so if he needs anything we just go give it to him ourselves to see him.

Joan - posted on 01/14/2011

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I try to send pkgs.often. Usually I send things that she can't get at University like Crispy Minis that she loves or makeup that I know she may be out of or face moisturizer and things that I know she can't easily pick up or afford. I also send some fun stuff. It doesn't have to be expensive. Try the dollar store. I've found some great little games and cute stuff that I know will make her day when she opens the package. She always tells me that my little packages make her day!!

Sharon - posted on 01/11/2011

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I send care package to my kids and my niece because I remember when I was in college how nice it was to get those little packages. My grandmothers would send me homemade banana bread and cookies.

Janet - posted on 11/17/2010

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Beautiful...so many people today are hooked on text and emails, not as personalized...

Valerie - posted on 11/11/2010

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I love to send care packages to my son in college. It is my way of saying I am thinking of you and I Love You

Robin - posted on 11/03/2010

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Thank you for the tips. I will have daughter away at school on 2 years. It is great to be creative.

Bonnie - posted on 10/25/2010

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I love your reply, Christina....that's funny. Now, that our daughter has graduated, she is back living at home. I understand. :)

Christina - posted on 10/22/2010

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I wish I could send care packages, but my son chose a college near home, so he can live with us instead of in a dorm! So I figure that my "care package" is when his laundry gets washed, and folded each week, there is always groceries in the house, he has friends over to "study" and drink all the soda.... or the "care package" could be the tune up for his car, his "borrowed" $20 for gas and a million other things...

That said, i love the idea of sending care packages. We did it regularly when my husband was deployed overseas for the Army. It makes the whole family feel just a little bit closer. I am hoping maybe my next child will go away to school so that I can send care packages!

Bonnie - posted on 10/21/2010

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Send a free card to your son or daughter, postage included, on me. Go to: www.Heart2HeartCards.ca (not .com) and click on "Send a Free Card" and follow along with the recording. I promise you will not be asked for your visa, etc. Just want to help make someone feel good......one card at a time. My motto is: "What Comes from the Heart ~ Touches the Heart". Try it. If you like my website, I'd love to hear your feedback. It's that easy.

Bonnie - posted on 10/19/2010

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Halloween is just around the corner. Your son or daughter may pretend that they are too old for treats....but will love getting something from you....even if it's a funny card.

Do you have a photo of your son or daughter in costume when they were little? I can show you how to turn that photo into a card and then send it to them for free. It's so much fun creating your card. Contact me.

Bonnie Gray
email: Heart2HeartConnections@shaw.ca

Tiffany - posted on 10/11/2010

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I also send care packages and cards as well, my daughter loves receiving mail no matter what it is. My daughter's University has an awesome program that parents can buy care packages through and they deliver them to the student, I did this program as well and she will receive packages at Halloween, one called out of the blue, one for Valentines day and I believe one other. It was well worth the money!

Bonnie - posted on 10/09/2010

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There is also a great card and gift sending service you can use. You just log onto your computer; pick a card; type your personalized message; insert some photos (if you want to); add a gift or gift card (if you want to); then click Send. The company prints, stuffs, stamps and mails your card for you. Cards cost as low as $0.62. How great is that! Everyone loves getting mail. If you would like to try it by sending a card for free, including the postage, contact me. Send a free card to your favourite student. Message me......you'll love this system.

Abby - posted on 10/05/2010

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My son's college has care packages for certain times of the year. I send them a check and they deliver packages for finals week, holidays, etc.

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A friend of a friend helped me out with this one. What with the post office being such a big pain in the ...., I now subscribe to a cutesy girly gift package service. It's very "handmade" and fun...way better than I'd do myself, I'm sure.
www.fairivy.com is the site. I hope that helps some other moms (or dads!) too!

Christine - posted on 09/27/2010

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I send care packages every month. I love to bake, so I include multiple homemade items. The boys in my son's frat looked forward to him sharing, so for last year's fundraiser I entered a care package per month. I was shocked at how high the bidding went, and those who didn't get it are scheming as to how they can win the bid this year. Care packages are a great way to remind our young adults that they are loved & thought about and they provide a morale boost.

Laurie - posted on 09/27/2010

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its really a nice thing to do and helps them with the separation, also check with the school sometimes they have special packages that can be delivered to dorms around exam time and if all else fails, sometimes i call local pizza delivery and send some pies!!!

Nancy - posted on 09/26/2010

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I also send care packages! I wish I could send them more often but with the cost of her school and living expenses it is too much! So, we do what we can at exam time...favorite snacks, candies, etc...and celebrate whenever we get to see each other!

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