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Valentines Day Care Package Ideas — Go!

Update! You can now go to this new post to see a series of great Valentine’s Day care package ideas! Happy packing!

Now that we’ve gotten that pesky holiday season out of the way, we can take a deep breath before the next major care package holiday of the year: Valentines Day.

I’m not a big Valentines Day fan under normal circumstances. Seems to me like a great big excuse from stores to trick me into buying candy I crave every day anyway really don’t need.

The only exception to this rule is during deployment or long TDYs over “the day.” In that case I get really into the whole thing. This will be our second Valentines Day apart (wait, maybe third or fourth? Hmmm I’ve lost count). And while a care package won’t be doable this time because of the school he’ll be attending, you can bet your buttons that I’ll be mailing some sort of perfume laced letter to mark the occasion.

If I was putting together an actual box, I would include some art from our son, a collection of love letters from me, some of that delicious terrible for you candy, and maybe something on the more racy side that I really wouldn’t want anyone but him to see.

Like I’ve confessed before, creative care packages are not my strong point. What fun Valentines Day themed boxes have you put together?  have some friends who have even done boudoir photo shoots and included those photos — have any of you ever done that and how did it turn out?

Share your ideas in the comment section!

About Amy Bushatz

Amy is the managing editor of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is an Associate Editor. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on NPR and in the New York Times. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.