Life is Sweeter with a College Care Package
College care packages create a tether, no matter how ephemeral, across the miles and guarantees for a brief, shining moment, your child is thinking of home and missing you!
So, what do you put in the perfect college care package?
Give them the best, first! Make candy the first layer in your college care package. Life is Sweet has the perfect solution! Fill your package with a colorful confetti of candies. Use jelly bellies, hot tamales, sour gummy strips, wax bottles, nerds, chewy sprees…there’s an endless selection and these nostalgic candies will ship well.
Don’t live in Keene, but your child attends college here? No worries. Life is Sweet has got you covered with different size packages of fudge in a variety of flavors: penuche, peanut butter, chocolate or vanilla. Pick the size and flavor and we will deliver it for you (No shipping! No post office!) You’ll not only be a hero to your child, but to your child’s roommates as well, as our fudge is so creamy and indulgent, it could bring instant popularity.
Be sure to include some pantry staples and healthy snacks as well, to help them through late night study sessions: microwavable mac-n-cheese, cup o’ soup, whole grain crackers, granola bars, trail mix and other easy to prepare, perfect for the dorm foods!
College is stressful! When you’re thinking of items to include for stress relief, think of anything that will either relax your kid or make them smile. A funny movie, lavender linen spray or small toys, like a slinky. Be sure to include jokes or puns. Take it to the next level by attaching them to what you are sending. On a Cadbury Flake Bar, just one of the imported candies available at Life is Sweet, write: You’re doing great! I know you won’t “flake” out!
A Medicine Kit
Colds, flus and viruses abound in college dorms. Send them some items to have on hand if (or when) they hit. Be sure to include cold medicine, throat lozenges, tissues, vapor rub and hand sanitizer.
Your child may forget to call or return a text message, but they are homesick and miss you too! Remind them of how long it will be until you see them again. Make a countdown calendar with one treat to unwrap a day. If the holidays are coming an advent calendar is perfect. Life is Sweet may has one of the best ever! Send a jelly belly advent calendar to count down the days until you are under one roof again. Better yet, buy 2-one for your college care package and another for yourself. You can both do a countdown to home coming.
A Reminder of Home
Whether it’s a picture of the cat, dog or guinea pig, a handwritten letter from the whole family or just the hometown newspaper, your child will be thrilled to have something that feels personal from home.
Life is Sweet knows separations are hard. The perfect college care package isn’t just for your collegiate. It’s for the sender, as well as the receiver. As you gather the items or order some fudge it will bring to mind the happy times you’ve had and will soon have again.
College won’t last forever. Life is short…so make it sweet.