Christy Lewis of the Veterans United Network breaks down some of the best ways to make the perfect care package for your deployed loved ones. 

“We’ve got a lot of experience sending these out, so we wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you.

The best bang for your buck would be to go to your local post office and pick up some of these free boxes. They’re 12 by 12 by 5 inches deep. These are flat rate boxes- meaning you can make them as heavy as you want, and still pay the same shipping price, around six dollars.

Even though these boxes are small, you can send more than one at a time. Normally, the bigger the box, the longer it takes to get to your soldier. These small boxes could make it there in about two weeks, instead of six weeks for the larger ones.

So let’s get to what goes inside the boxes…  

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Maya Szydlowski

Maya Szydlowski is a community manager and blogger for Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s top dedicated VA lender.