Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Christmas care package for our soldiers...

(Pic from Facebook)
So, this popped up on Facebook the other day and I thought it would be great to send a couple of care packages to our troops in the Middle East for Christmas.  I know it’s been going on for years but this is the first time I’ve seen the address pop up in front of me. 

If you keep the parcel under 2 kg, Australia post send it free.
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I bought two postage boxes (for a male and female) and then went shopping, having to fill each box but keep it just under 2 kg.  I chose food stuffs over toiletries as they are heavy and you wouldn’t get much in for 2 kg.

This is the tip of the iceberg as far as what you can put in there.  I just thought they’d like things that they haven’t tasted in a while.  A bit of fun!  I also added a pack of Twinings Australian Afternoon tea, a good pair of socks and an Aussie Christmas card, thanking the soldier for their service and a wish that they stay safe.  
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It all packed up well and I was just under the 2 kg mark.  Each box cost about $40 to put together
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If you’d like to send a box of cheer, the cut off point is December 8th.

Cheers - Joolz xx

4 comments:

  1. Fabulous Joolz. I'd love to do this with the boys. Not sure we'll get there for this year but might start collecting things ready for next year.

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  2. It would be a great thing to do to bring awareness to the boys about our troops overseas. Great geography discussions, history etc. But you already know that, as their educator. ☺️

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  3. This is great, thanks for sharing.

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  4. never knew that we could send other items besides knitted ones (socks & beanies) mmm, wonder if any of them do hand crafts in their leisure times?
    interesting treats you put in there, i guess it would be the snacks they would miss out on.
    it's a lovely thought
    thanx for sharing

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