Send Healthful Homemade Holiday Gifts to Your Soldier

10 November, 2008 (12:11)


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RECIPES: Instant Mocha Coffee Mix, Cinnamon Popcorn Munch, Coconut Balls

By Rae Udy

Do you have family or friends in the military and wonder what to send them for Christmas? Gifts from the home kitchen are always welcome at holiday time but don’t wait too long to send it or your package may arrive at the base late.
The Military Postal Service Agency publish holiday deadlines to get your packages, cards and letters delivered on time. This week is best if your package will have a military APO or FPO address and you will be sending by standard mail. http://usmilitary.about.com/library/weekly/aa112900a.htm
Space-available mail or SAM must be sent by November 27 and Parcel airlift mail or PAL should be shipped by December 4. First class packages, cards and letters should reach your soldier if mailed by December 11.
The US postal service is also offering help for friends and family of our military in the form of free supplies when sending packages by Priority Mail. Each kit contains boxes, address labels and custom forms you may need. Order your kit by calling 800.610.8734 and allow up to 10 days for delivery. The kit is free but postage must be applied before sending. http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/2008/html/pb22242/po_002.html
Military Care Package Kit contains:
Three (3) each of flat rate boxes O-FRB1 and O-FRB2
Two (2) each of Cube boxes OBOX7
Address labels – Label # 228 8 each
Address labels – Label # 106-A 1 each
Customs FORM 2976-A 8 EA.
Customs FORM 2976-E 8 EA.
The kit may be requested by calling 1-800-610-8734 (Packing Supply) and:
Choose your language (1 is English, 2 is Spanish).
Choose option 1 (it states it is for Express Mail service, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed).
When you reach a live agent, request CAREKIT04.
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Note: These are free supplies, postage must be affixed.

If your soldier is stationed where it is cold this time of year Instant Mocha Coffee Mix will hit the spot. Just add hot water to a small amount of mix for a hot drink to remind them of home.
Cinnamon Popcorn Munch is a great snack to send in packages because it stays fresh for a long time and adds a sweet and salty treat healthful treat from home.
The best cookies for mailing are ones that don’t break easily, like drop cookies, refrigerator or icebox cookies. Coconut Balls are a snap to make with only four ingredients and also will store well in packages.

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