Monday, August 19, 2013

#21.6: Letters to a soldier: American classics

I knew that my remaining soldiers mail stop date was coming up soon, so his final care package was around the Fourth of July and celebrating his return to America. I wanted to think of something that I hadn't done before and finally settled on American Classics theme. All my planning was sabotaged by my inability to find Cracker Jacks in this stinkin' town. I see them all the time now.....ggggrrrrrr.

American Classics or subsitutes in some cases are:
  • Cracker Jacks Fiddle Faddle
  • Rootbeer
  • Beef jerky sticks
  • Apple pie
  • Dubble Bubble
  • Shell peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Jack Daniels BBQ sauce

Wrap it up with some fun flags and streamers and wa-lah a little bit of America in the Sandbox!


I recently recieved a FB message from him and I must say his thankfulness and sincerity brought tears to my eyes. It is such an honor to be able to support those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Its humbling to be reminded that small acts of kindness can go so far in this world. I wish my soldier nothing but happiness and I am so excited for him and his family to be back together soon!!! Thank you for your service to our great country!

Hello!!! Just wanted to give you a huge thanks for all the care packages and letters I got from you. Ill be headed back to the great US of A shortly and back with my family. The care packages made a difference out here for me and very much appreciated. Its an honor to serve this great country and the support giving by individuals such as you is what what makes times over here that much more easier. I thank you for taking the time to send these packages with love, I know this because each package was unique. I thank you for the support and my God bless in everyway you are a true angel of God. Love. SPC.XXXX(dice buddy)!!!!!


  1. Aww, I love this!! Great package and that facebook message? All worth it for sure!


  2. What a great, great thing you do for these men. I can't imagine how appreciative they are of these great packages. You put such care and thought into them to make them feel so special. I love reading these package updates from you.

  3. Way to go Jen! That is such a great selfless act of kindness!