Monday, August 26, 2013

Disneyland - Care Package

I am so excited to finally have another care package post. I have been totally slacking in the care package department. When Joe first deployed, I was sending a care package once every two weeks. But, after the move and starting a new job, I think it has been almost a month. Hopefully, I will be able to get back to at least once every three weeks. I made sure to make this care package a good one. I have a bunch of really awesome things in my mind of what a great care package should be, but most of my ideas really take some time and planning. I knew from the moment that I got my Joe Doll, that I needed to take him to Disneyland! It is my favorite place in California and it gave me an excuse to take a picture with all of the characters (not that I needed one).
The finished box!
My main idea for this box as to go to the park and get as many signatures in an autograph book and get a picture with me, Joe Doll, and the character. It was so much fun and everyone was so thankful for what Joe is doing. My sister and I were able to get the book filled up by noon! Later this week I will share with you another secret of Disneyland and how I got to meet all of the characters. But for now, here are a few of my favorite pictures.

Back to the box,  I went to Michaels and found some really cute paper and stickers. I decided that I would put Disney quotes on the main flaps of the box and I even put some on the outside of the box (there were way to many good ones that I couldn't leave out). 

Inside of this box I put the following items:
  • An autograph book with signatures and pictures
  • Chocolate and caramel popcorn from the park
  • Mickey Mouse rice crispy treat
  • Chip and Dale Pretzels
  • Mickey Mouse head shaped "gold fishes" (Joe loves Gold Fish)
  • Candy from the Candy Shop at Disneyland (Joe's favorite, Candy Corn) 
  • Cookies, Crackers, and all kinds of snacks
  • More water enhancers, Mio
  • More wipes 
The autograph book couldn't have came out any better. I loved that the characters where all very excited about the Joe Doll and some even left personalized "thank you" notes to him. 

This is one of my favorite boxes that I have done. Disneyland is my favorite place to go and I am so happy I was able to share that with Joe. We will be going to Disney World early January and I am planning on getting an autograph book there and getting pictures with all of the characters with me and the real Joe! 

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  1. This is adorable. My husband is on shore duty right now so he doesn't go back to sea for another 2 years, but next time we'll have kids, so I think this is a fantastic idea that I'll have to file away in my head for the future. So cute.

  2. Oh I love this box! I've only been to Disney World once, but also went on a Disney cruise which was a lot of fun! That autograph book will be such an amazing souvenir!

  3. I just stumbled across your blog and I just have to say your care packages are adorable! I am sure those make your soldiers day when he sees them! We appreciate his service!

    *new follower*


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