How to Make a Care Package for a Long Distance Partner

A care package is a great way of showing your special someone how much they mean to you. You can easily make a care package with a few simple things, you don't have to spend a fortune but it's sure to make your long distance partner smile!

Steps

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    Get a box. You'll need something to send all your bits and pieces for your loved one. A good example of a box is a shoe box. Line it with some tissue paper so that nothing inside the box breaks during transport.
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    Collect bits and pieces. Gather up some photographs and tickets that the two of you have collected - it'll make them smile even more if the receive a gift that is more personalized to them.
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    Sweet treats. Get some of your partner's favourite chocolate or sweets, add them to the care package. You could even try baking them something like brownies or shortbread(just make sure that whatever you bake them will keep until they receive it). Make sure that loose food such as brownies is packaged correctly (eg in a plastic container).
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    Get creative. Make some little things to go in the care package. You could make a small scrapbook or a photo collage, there's nothing better than them receiving something that you have made yourself!
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    Express your feelings. Write a letter telling your partner how you're feeling and explain why you've put each thing in the care package. Example "Dear ____ I hope you like this care package and it makes you smile. I put the chocolates in because I know they're your favourite, don't eat them all in one go! The fridge magnet is the one that we bought when we went too ____, I hope we can go there again soon! I put the pictures of us in to remind you of the good times that we've had and that I'll see you soon, I miss you! Love _____".
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    Go shopping. You might want to buy some small presents for your partner, just make sure that they're not too big or too expensive as you're sending them in the post!
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    Add something that's yours. If you put an item of your clothing (such as a T-shirt) that smells like you. It can reassure and comfort your partner if they have a part of you with them.
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    Assemble it. Put everything you want to send them into the box, fill the empty spaces with tissue paper to ensure that your presents don't slide around and get damaged. Close the box and make sure to seal tight with sellotape. Wrap the entire box in a few layers of sellotape to make sure that the box doesn't get damaged during transport. Stick a piece of paper on the top and write your partner's address on.
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    Post it! Take your care package to your local post office and send it.

Tips

  • A care package is a good idea for a present for an anniversary or birthday, or simply if your loved one is feeling the pain of distance.

Article Info

Categories: Long Distance Relationships