Students can start to feel a bit homesick while away at school, and even those who feel perfectly at home in their new college or university can appreciate a good care package. A little bit of home in a Valentine’s theme care package is nice to receive. Here’s how to put one together.

What makes a great care package?

Anything personal from home!

Some of my favorites:

  • birthday cake with 18 layers, the frosting and utensils included
  • maple bars to the East coast (Dunkin Doughnuts doesn’t serve them)
  • stickers, bookmarks or shirt from Powell’s
  • Kink live cd
  • Favorite recipe (or a binder of family recipes)
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden
  • Homemade jam, or anything homemade! My son won’t share the huckleberry jam as he is sure his roommates won’t appreciate it!
  • Box filled with plastic Easter eggs filled with candies.
  • Picture in a frame of family members or pets. We send pictures over Facebook and text, and a printed picture from home is a great decoration.

Is your child not coming home for Spring Break?  Did they leave stuff at a friend’s house over the break? Send a little Oregon or Portland to the family hosting. Made in Oregon or Harry and David’ are my favorites and always appreciated.

Sending a care package can help to show your teen that you care, even from across the country, and can help them feel more relaxed as they settle back into the college season.

Both parent and teen need help adjusting to college life, and Marie can help with that. Schedule a 20 minute discovery call today.


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