I’ve already gotten a couple of questions about Christmas care packages for this year, for which I’m grateful. I feel bad because postage is so insanely expensive (it’s about $80 for the larger flat rate box, like the one in the picture – yikes!), but can I let you in on a little secret?


We are thrilled to get them! Our whole family sits around the box, carefully going through the precious contents and exclaiming over all the treats. We are so thankful to get these special deliveries.

And, I don’t think we’re alone.

If you’re interested in sending a care package to any of your overseas friends, I highly recommend taking a look at the post below. It offers very insightful guidelines so you can bless the socks off your expat friends. Be sure to read through the comments section, too, for additional tips.

Taking Route: How to Pack the Perfect Care Package

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