how to send a surprise care package

1. Send the package unexpectedly. Dont’ tell the recipient that it’s coming, so they’ll be pleasantly surprised and curious when they are notified of its arrival.


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2. Use unusual packaging to increase suspense.

lots of tape3. Secure the package with unnecessary quantities of tape – just enough to cause puzzlement without creating frustration.

IMG_52664. Seal the package carefully to ensure the safety of the items inclosed within.

IMG_52675. Further package the items for maximum confusion and interest.

IMG_52695. Astound and delight the recipient with your cleverness and creativity.


6. Keep in mind that the best care package ingredients are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

IMG_5271Exhibit A: Posters from awesome best friends provide both a cheer for the recipient as well as convenient wall art.


Exhibit B: Homemade baked goods such as cookies and muffins from grandmothers and great-grandmothers both look amazing and furnish necessary doses of sugar for studying.



  1. hahaha reminds me of a package my parents sent me….random foods including rice and a horn of wine..yes a horn….a ceramic horn that has wine inside it. Most bizarre thing ever.

  2. I love it. Not too much of a hint. I can tell this one came from Grandma L. I’d better get busy.
    Love you, Grandma M.

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