While Dating through the Distance, and two deployments, I have learned a lot about how to make the perfect care package. I feel like that is any Military Significant Other’s goal: to send adorable, picture-perfect, packages. However, I’ll let you in on a secret… half the time, they aren’t picture-perfect on the receiving end. Trust me, don’t send anything remotely close to chocolate to Hawaii! Been there, done that.
Throughout my 2 and a half years as a long distance Navy girlfriend, I’ve learned a lot about what to send and filling out those ridiculous customs forms. Learn from my mistakes. But understand that it’s really the thought that counts. If you have a care package fail, I guarantee I’ve already made that same fail. It’s okay. You’ll be able to laugh about it later, I promise.