Monday, April 12, 2010

4th of July celebration goodies

It may seem hard to believe, but it's time to gather up goodies for 4th of July Independence Day packages!

Considering mail to Afghanistan usually takes at least 4 to 6 weeks, we should be mailing very soon.

Visit your local party supply center for patriotic themed decorations, plates and napkins, balloons, whatever looks fun.  Add a few water toys, like squirt guns, for those 120 degree July days, throw in a few packages of Oreo cookies, and YOU will be the hero to our troops!

While it's not the best time to send chocolate, the troops tell me "melted chocolate is better than NO chocolate!"  If you send some, make sure to put it inside ziploc bags so if it does melt it won't get all over everything. Buying chocolate bars that are inside individual wrappers helps too. Many of the soldiers have access to refrigerators and they store the chocolate there.  Then later when they eat it it's like "a little air conditioner for my mouth!"