Do you have a young student in college about to take final exams? Do you know any students who might need a little pick me up or some encouragement as they face a grueling exam week? As a youth group leader at our church I know and care about quite a few young people and often think about them during this time of year as they hit the books and spend countless hours in study groups. I thought I would share with you how I create finals care packages for college students.
How to create finals care packages for college students
Make a shopping list of items you want to include in your care package. Here is a list of my favorite things to send in a final exam care package:
- note cards
- post it notes
Grab your supplies at the store. While I was in the checkout line at Kroger, I found the new Extra® 35-stick packs of gum. Each pack has 35 sticks, enough to last through finals week and for your college student to share with all his or her study buddies. The 35 stick pack comes in a durable recycled plastic container so it is a great choice for shipping in a care package and won’t get ruined in the bottom of a back pack full of books. It also comes in two flavors: Extra® Gum Spearmint and Extra® Gum Polar Ice®.
Find a shipping box that is big enough to hold everything you want to send but is just big enough. You want the box to be full so that there is not a whole lot of room for items to move around during shipping. If the box is too big you will need to add extra tissue paper to pad your items so they don’t shift around too much.
Line the box with tissue paper. Make sure you have enough tissue paper to be able to cover all of the items.
Place your items in the box. Start with the heaviest and biggest items on the bottom. I put index cards and post it notes along the sides. Then I fill up the box with gum and candy.
Cover with tissue paper and tape up the box. Add your addresses and take it to the post office to ship.
Psssssttt! You can always toss a second box of Extra® Gum in there so your college student can “Give Extra, Get Extra” and make some new friends.
Do you send finals care packages for college students? What about our service men and women? What do you include in your care packages? I would love to learn more about what ships well. Do your loved ones make any special requests for items to be sent? For more gift giving ideas with Extra® Gum visit giveextragetextra.com Don’t forget to share your ideas and experiences with us in the comments below.
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