Decorate Your Dorm

photo text 1Last year our youngest headed off to college. Two hours from our home in Central Illinois, Austin started his four years of living in the dorm at Moody Bible College studying communications.

In early November, I found myself in the Dollar Store to pick up a couple of things. That’s when the idea struck me to put together a Christmas Care Package for my college boy. This care package wasn’t filled with food; it was filled with Christmas decorations to make his dorm room festive for the holidays.

photo 4I picked up two stockings, personalizing one for Austin and one for his roommate. I filled the stockings with goodies and then tucked mugs, Santa hats, decorations, garland and sparkly snowflakes for their dorm window into the box.

I added a bag of my homemade hot chocolate mix in a baggy inside each cup to top off the “Decorate Your Dorm Kit!”

I mailed it right after Thanksgiving so they could enjoy it for a few weeks before Christmas break.

They were beyond thrilled. I’ll let this video I received speak for itself:

What about you? When you were in college, did your mom send a memorable care package? If you have college age kids, what ideas do you have for care packages? 

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  1. When my cousin was in college, I sent her numerous care packages. The one I remember the most is a “Sunshine” one. I sent it like in February when we are all tired of the cold and snow and dreary days. It had anything yellow and with the word sun in it, Sun chips, lemonheads, smiley face stuff, sunflower seeds, etc. Hope you are all doing well Jill.