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I am a Military Wife with 3 great kids and my husband was deployed with OIF. I spend my spare time creating new and interesting designs that help promote awareness of our military troops. With 20 years of military lifestyle behind my back I can honestly say that the troops need our support now more than ever before. I dedicate a portion of the money I get from this shop to purchase various items for deployed troops. Enjoy your time in my shop and thanks for visiting!



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Care Package Ideas for Our Soldiers

Here is a quick list of items these young men & women are wishing for:

  • First and foremost - letters of support & encouragement along with pictures of friends and family. (include your name, address, phone number, & email along with a "what can I send you" note if you want to hear back from them).
  • DVDs (recently released pre viewed DVD movies are fine, TV shows on DVD are great too), music CDs, & CD storage books
  • Coffee, coco, tea, hot cider mix (powdered flavored creamer, too) - not liquids
  • Mugs (unbreakable like camping gear is better)
  • Microwaveable non perishable just-add-water foods like soups and mac-n-cheese
  • Snacks - candy (not too melty), chocolate, trail mix, granola bars, gum, cookies, nuts, popcorn, chips, etc (Entenmann's Products were specifically requested)
  • Slim Jims, jerky, pre cooked vacuum packed meats, & canned chicken - NO pork items
  • Canned fruit (pop top is best - not the ones with foil lids), canned veggies (the kind you would eat.)
  • Hair brushes
  • deodorant (the guys like Old Spice Red Zone) lotion (body & face)
  • Beanie Babies, etc - for the soldiers to pass out as good will gifts to the local children
  • Room deodorizers/air fresheners and scented candles (nothing too melty)
  • Nail files & nail clippers (nail polish for the girls)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, & floss
  • Hair bands & barrettes for pony tails
  • Razors & shaving cream (girls like "Venus" disposable razors, guys like Mach 3 and Mach 3 Turbo Refill blades)
  • Tampons & pads
  • Magazines (mostly men's mags, not too old), books, word game books
  • Playing Cards, board games, chess, checkers, ect.
  • AA batteries (they have access to all other sizes)
  • Blank cards, stationery & pens
  • Baby wipes - for when there's no water
  • AT&T phone cards for phoning home
  • Black wool knit caps
  • Black wool or leather gloves
  • Black wool socks or insulated boot socks
  • Black t-shirts (air force)
  • Brown t-shirts (army/marines)
  • Black underwear
  • Foot powder
  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, Leave-In Spray conditioner
  • Twin size sheet sets and pillows
  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Packing tape
  • Softball Gloves, softballs, Frisbees, other small outdoor activity items
  • Boot scrubbers to get the mud off before entering tents or house slippers so they don't have to wear the boots inside
  • Drink Mixes to flavor the water like Kool-Aid, Gatorade, & Tang
  • Anything else you can think of that these guys might want/need

Higher Dollar Items

  • Coffee Makers
  • Timex watches - cuz they keep on tickin'
  • Maglights
  • Underarmour sports bras size medium for the girls
  • Underarmour boxer briefs sizes medium & large for the guys
  • Black Thorlo, Gortex, or other insulated boot socks
  • UnderArmour short sleeve black t-shirts (airforce)
  • UnderArmour short sleeve brown t-shirts (army/marines)
  • UnderArmour underwear
  • Gerber multitools
  • Gerber or Benchmade Knives
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Camelback Hydration Systems - especially the larger one such as the MULE or HAWG
  • Camelback cleaning kits & drying racks
  • Hand held sewing machines for making repairs to uniforms

Items not allowed:

  • Obscene articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc).
  • Firearms (no kidding...)
  • Any matter depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or non authorized political materials.
  • Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith. Items for the personal use are permissible.
  • Pork or pork by-products.

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