I know, I know. When I posted the Harry Potter Care Package, I made the announcement that it was the last one.
At the time, I was pretty sure it was.
I couldn't help sending one more, especially since the mail only takes 5-7 days for John to receive it.
This box was one that I had been thinking about for quite some time, actually since the Halfway There Box. I had immortalized Bon Jovi with that one, and then Bruce Springsteen with the Born to Run Box. But really, The Beatles are where it's at. And the lyrics of "Hello Goodbye" fit perfectly for the end of a deployment-- John is saying goodbye to the people he worked with over there... and I will be saying hello to him again! Yay!
I used a tie-dyed plastic tablecloth from Walmart for the background of the box. It was 99 cents, and actually cheaper than the tie-dyed scrapbook paper I found.
The box is a small Priority Mail box. I filled it with snacks for the plane (yogurt fruit snacks, wasabi soy roasted almonds, and an Oreo brownie.) I fit in some reading material for the plane-- All My Friends are Still Dead. The first book made John laugh until he cried, and even though it will take him about 90 seconds to read the whole thing, I figure it'll keep him laughing for hours. I also included bride and groom stress balls that I had gotten (for free) at a bridal show. I just thought they were cute and would make John smile. There was a mixed CD ("Welcome Home, Let's Get Married!") to listen to on the trip home and the letters that I had written John but couldn't send anymore because they'd arrive after he left.
See? You really can jam a lot into small Priority boxes!
And in other news, I was selected as the Mystery Host for the Wednesday Walkabout. I've gotten to know a lot of the bloggers who participate (and have sponsored or been sponsored by them). They're a great bunch! Check 'em out!!
What is a Walkabout? It's a blog link-up party, every week here and with our co-hosts! Simply put your blog address or a specific post in the linky, visit some other people, and make some friends. Easy at that! I can't wait to talk to everyone!
PS: You only have to link up with ONE of the co-hosts!
1. Please follow at least ONE hostess, and let us know you're a new follower and how to follow you! To be entered as next week's Mystery Host, follow all hosts from this week.
Mystery Host Jo- Jo, My Gosh!
Chantal- Scattered Shells
Sarah- G.I. Joe's Wife
Jamie- Handling with Grace
2. Try to visit 3-4 blogs that interest you. Take some time and let them know where you came from.
3. Grab the button and spread the word! (Not required, but just cool if you do). The more, the merrier.