Fall Care Package

Fall Care Package

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Fall Care Package

 

Why wait until Halloween for your first care package? Send your college student a Fall Care Package now to celebrate the change of seasons and to encourage them at the start of the semester.

This adorable care package has FREE PRINTABLE box decorations available in the Almost Empty Nest Printables Library. Follow the link above or below this post. 

For more Halloween and other Care Package Ideas:

Halloween Care Package Ideas

College Care Package Ideas

Fall Care Package

 

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College Football Season is one of our favorite times of the year. Help them get ready for game day with a football mug and rally towel ( actually a kitchen cup towel). I found these items at Hobby Lobby. Amazon also has some cute football mugs  and towels.
Monster trail mix and monster paper products will get them ready for Halloween Fun. How fun are these monster popcorn holders? Add some microwave popcorn to fill them up.
We have gone Pumpkin Spice crazy!! Pretty much everything comes in pumpkin spice now. I found these items at Target. They can drink their pumpkin spice lattes and eat their pumpkin spice muffins from their football mugs!
I made a run through Bath and Body Works so I could include the Pumpkin Marshmallow Latte soap and other Halloween fun items in my daughter's box. My sons would not be that interested in these items.
Also for my daughter – some cute decorations from Hobby Lobby: cute purple bat lights, pumpkin ice cube tray, a light up ghost, and a little block decoration. You can find similar items on Amazon.
The Finished Fall Care Package ready to be sealed up and mailed. The Printable box decorations are available in the Almost Empty Nest Printables Library. You can get access through the links above and below this post.

 

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Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package

Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package

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Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package

Grab the chance to send your college student a Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package. The Free Printable Halloween Care Package Message: Treat Yo Self  and the other box decorations are available to print in the Subscriber's Library. You can access the Subscriber's Library by subscribing below.

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Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package

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How to Make your Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package:

I start all of my care packages with a Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail box. The boxes are available for free at your post office. They ship for $13.60 regardless of the weight of the package. The Printables are created to fit these boxes.

All of the care packages I have made before were for my sons, so they have not been girly. I decided I wanted to buy things for my daughter, a senior in high school, this time. The halloween package printables will work for anybody – just adapt the items inside for the recipient.

I started with the latest Bath and Body Works fall items – Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte body cream and hand soap and a purse-sized hand cream. I also included a Bright Autumn Blooms shower gel and a cute hand sanitizer. A scented candle is another great seasonal idea. (However, most dorms do not allow candles, so only send if your student is off campus.)

I found the mummy mug at my grocery store. I added some Tazo Chai pumpkin spice tea and a Starbucks gift card, so she can grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte. And of course, a girl has to have some chocolate. Dove has some adorable orange pumpkin foil wraps for the season.

Boys could also use shower gel and hand soap or other grooming products. They would also appreciate a fun mug and a Starbucks card. Other ideas are seasonal socks, snacks, paper products, and holiday decor.

Halloween coincides with midterms and the arrival of colder weather. It is a great time for a treat from Mom to encourage them that they can make it to Thanksgiving break.

Whether you send food, Halloween decor, grooming items, school supplies, or gift cards, kids always appreciate a fun package from home!

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Halloween Care Package Printables

Halloween Care Package Printables

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Halloween Care Package Printables

Dress up your Halloween Care Package with Halloween Care Package Printables! The College Student or other recipient of your Halloween Care Package will be thrilled to open a box decorated with printables and unique Halloween gift tags. Halloween is the perfect time for a care package from home to arrive. The honeymoon of the new college year has worn off and the reality of buckling down and studying has set in. All of these printables are available either in the Subscriber's Library, in the Year of Care Package Printables, or by following the link to the creators' sites.

Halloween Care Package Printables

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Halloween is such a fun time for a care package! There are so many puns and cute treats available for your package. Each year I design a new package, but you may want to mix and match tags and decorations from some of the packages.

Box Decorations

These box decorations are available in the Year of Care Package Printables. You can get the entire download at the top of this post. You can also read about this package at More Halloween Care Package Ideas.

More Box Decorations!

The Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package box decorations are available in the Subscriber's Library. You can download them by subscribing below. You can read about the package at Treat Yo Self Halloween Care Package.

Life Is Gourd

Get the Life is Gourd tag in the Year of Care Package printables download above. It a a great tag to attach with cute ribbon to candy pumpkins.

Finger Lickin' Good

The  Finger Lickin' Good tag is also available in the Year of Care Package printables. It looks super cute tied to a medical glove that has been stuffed with candy.

Creepin' It Real

Attach the Keepin' it Real  tag to some real food. This tag is part of the Year of Care Package Printables set.

Beware of the Momster

The Beware of the Momster tag is also part of the Year of Care Package printables. Attach it to anything you think they would like!

Eat Your Heart Out

Popcorn, or any food, tied together with this tag is a treat and they will Eat Their Hearts Out. (This tag is in the Year of Care Package Printables.)

Trick or Treat

This cute Trick or Treat box decoration is in the Subscriber's Library.

An Apple A Day

Send something healthy like apples and attach this Apple A Day tag, which is available in the Subscriber's Library.

Pick Your Poison

This Pick Your Poison tag would be adorable printed on sticker paper and attached to a jar of candy. It is available in the Subscriber's Library.

Fall Care Package

The Fall Care Package box decorations are available in the Printables Library. You can download them by subscribing below. You can read about the package at Fall Care Package Ideas.

 

No Time to Make a Care Package? Consider these pre-made packages:

Amazon Halloween Care Package

Amazon to the rescue! Is there anything they don't have?!?? Send your college student an Amazon Halloween Care package with plenty of snacks to share.

Fab Fit Fun

My daughter LOVES her FAB FIT FUN boxes. She has requested a subscription the last two Christmases. The boxes include full-sized products instead of samples. Her fall box just arrived and she is over the moon with it. Use the coupon code: PUMPKINSPICE for $10 off the Fall Box.

Snack Nation

Want a Healthy Care Package? Snack Nation features healthy snack foods including Gluten Free Options. Their boxes start at $7.99, so a complete steal!!

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New Apartment Care Package

New Apartment Care Package

New Apartment Care Package

It's time for your college kiddo to move into their first new apartment. New apartments come with many responsibilities that they did not have to contend with in the dorm – like cleaning a kitchen or bathroom. This New Apartment Care Package, complete with cleaning supplies and a printable checklist, will make a perfect first apartment gift for him or her.

For more New Apartment and other Care Package Ideas:

First Apartment Care Package – a kitchen care package with recipes

New Apartment Checklist

Fun College Care Package Ideas

College Apartment Recipes

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New Apartment Care Package

Start with a bucket. Toilet paper makes good “filler.” I have some crumpled paper to fill in the gaps so the items don't fall in them.

Add some cleaning supplies.

Add some paper towels and a few brushes – swiffer duster, dish brush, toilet bowl brush

I love this set of dish rags from Target – already tied with a bow. Attach the “Mom is Coming” Cleaning Checklist. Print it on white cardstock. It would be a good idea to put it in a sheet protector or laminate it.

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A Review of Love From Home Care Packages

A Review of Love From Home Care Packages

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A Review of Love from Home Care Packages

 

I was given a free care package from Love from Home in return for an honest review.

 

Andrea of Love from Home Care Packages sent me an amazing Saint Patrick's Day Care Package to review. I immediately gave it to two care package experts, my home from grad school for spring break son and my high school senior daughter, for their impressions.

 

A Review of Love from Home Care Packages

 

The package contained 4 food items and a package of gum. My daughter's favorites were the Lucky Charms cereal and the sour rainbows. 

My daughter is a Starbucks addict, so the $5 gift card brought smiles to her face. My son said, “Everyone loves cups.” 

There were a few fun Saint Patricks items in the box.

The box also included some bath and body items. (There was also a tube of toothpaste that I failed to photograph.) The only criticism of the box came from my son who remarked that the box contained “girly” items. I ran this by Andrea and she said she has boy and girl versions of her boxes and will also help you personalize any of her boxes to fit your child.

The Love from Home Care Package was absolutely stuffed with items. Both of my kids said they really liked the overall package and that it felt like “one they would receive from mom.” My daughter said it was a “good mix of practical and fun” items. Both said they would be excited to receive a box like this in the mail.

If you are short on time and want to send a care package, do not hesitate to entrust Andrea from Love from Home with your package. She will decorate the box and stuff it full of amazing items!!

 

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Birthday Care Package

Birthday Care Package

BIRTHDAY CARE PACKAGE PRINTABLES

 

The Birthday Care Package Printables are available in the Almost Empty Nest Resource Library.

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Birthday Care Package

 

 

It can kinda stink to be away at college for your birthday (or to be the mom who can't see her baby on the special day)! Sending them a Birthday Care Package can cheer everyone up. Print out the Birthday care package printables, tuck in some favorite treats and gifts, and their Birthday Party in a Box is on it's way!

You can download the Birthday care package printables from the Subscriber's Only Page.

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Birthday Care Package

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I went a little girly with my care package items this time and I thought these Godiva Limited Edition Cake Inspired Chocolates were perfect for a birthday care package.

I also could not resist these Rainbow Chip Mug Cakes – icing included!

Be sure to include candles, party plates and napkins, and decorations. I am all about these adorable llama plates and napkins!

Add a present or gift cards in the box as well! Anything the birthday kid will make their day special and fun. 

How to Mail Your Care Packages:

I recommend Medium Flat Rate boxes from the post office. The boxes are free. You can pick them up at the post office before you make your boxes. They cost $14.35 to mail regardless of the weight. All of my care package printables are designed to fit this size box.

I make all of my Care Package decorations and labels with Pic Monkey.

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

BIRTHDAY CARE PACKAGE PRINTABLES

 

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