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Back to School Care Package

by | Jul 24, 2023 | Parenting, Adult Children, College Kids

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Back to School Care Package

Help your students start the new school year with a Back to School care package! Get one in the mail now so it will be there in plenty of time for a first day of school picture with their package. This care package is created for your student to fill in the blanks and then take a picture with it for mom!!

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How to create a back to school care package. Decorated box for going back to school with tide pods, pens, disposable razors, medicines, and more.
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How to Make a Back to School Care Package

Back to School Care Package decorated on the flaps.

Start with a free Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box. Download the printable box decorations. Print them on white card stock. They are designed to be printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. They are designed to fit perfectly on the medium flat rate boxes, but you can cut them to fit whatever box size you choose.

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Choose items to go in your Back to School care package. Some essentials like laundry pods, hand soap, and disposable razors are good ideas.

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They definitely need some school supplies. My daughter and I love these Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens.

Boxes of acetaminophen and ibuprofen

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen or other over the counter meds and supplies will be needed at some point during the school year and they are expensive purchases for college students.

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This is a funny one just for my daughter. She loves my lemon zester because it contains the zest while you grate it. Pick out something your student wants even if it seems like a strange thing for a care package.

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College starts early and ends late so be sure to include a coffee gift card!

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And be sure to include a Sharpie so they can fill out their box and send mom a first day of school picture!

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    Ideas for Items to Include in a Back to School Care Package

    Here is a list of ideas for a back to school care package (or any care package):

    • Post It Notes
    • Highlighters
    • Colored Pens
    • Small notebooks
    • Healthy snacks like nuts and granola bars
    • Breakfast bars to grab on the run in the mornings
    • Unhealthy snacks for a treat
    • Toiletries
    • Disposable razors
    • A favorite makeup or skincare product
    • Deoderant
    • Body wash
    • Toothpaste and toothbrush
    • Period supplies like tampons and pads
    • A warmie for period cramps
    • Seasonal themed items like mugs, hand towels, dorm decorations for fall and football season
    • School spirit items
    • Tea bags
    • Coffee pods
    • Individual cereal packets
    • Fun items like stress balls
    • Sunscreen for those sunny football games
    • Laundry pods
    • Individual Soups
    • Fruit like apples or cutie oranges
    • Homebaked goodies
    • Paper plates and disposable silverware
    • Cleaning wipes
    • Smart Water for studying
    • Anything you think would give your student a boost and a virtual hug from mom.

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