After you’ve sent your kids off to sleep-away camp and wiped away your tears, or finished doing the happy dance, you may want to send them a care package full of goodies. You could spend hours visiting stores and rounding up some fun gifts, putting them in a box and then heading Off to the post office. Or you could take the easy route and order a care package online. Sealed with a Kiss is a company that will make ordering your camp care package as easy as possible!
Sealed with a Kiss, located at eswak.com, gives you loads of options in creating your camper’s care package. You can choose:
- Custom Care packages
- Ready-to-Go care packages
- Theme care packages
Goodies include items such as indoor and outdoor games, puzzles, brain teasers, magic tricks, stuffed animals, jewelry,cosmetics and items to autograph. Sealed with a Kiss checks with camp regulations to make sure that the items are acceptable. They don’t send items such as food, toy guns, messy items or items that cause loud noises.
Sealed with a Kiss delivers packages within the US, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Packages are sent from Kansas and take 1-5 days to arrive, according to the UPS Ground Deliver Map below. You can choose for the packages to arrive as soon as possible or you can choose a date for them to arrive. The shipping is a flat $11.95 per package or you can upgrade to two-day deliver for $19.95 or next day delivery for $39.95.
The site also has a handy feature called “Shipping Address Help” that will fill in the address for the camp if you provide the camp name. If your child wants to send a care package to a friend but only knows the name of the camp, you can still send a package!
Custom Care Packages
Custom care packages are the easiest way to send a care package, though this option requires a bit of a leap of faith. You first choose the size of the package you want to send and whether it’s going to a boy or a girl. The sizes range from regular (6-7 items) to ultimate (15-16 items), priced between $35 – $100. You answer some questions about your child, such as name, gender and whether they’ve previously been sent a care package. You choose whether you want your child to receive a stuffed animal and an autograph pillow that other campers can sign. If you want to send multiple care packages while your child is away, don’t worry about sending repeat items. Sealed with a Kiss keeps a record of what items are sent and will make sure that there are no repeated goodies in its packages.
You can also write a note saying what your child is like. You can include your child’s favorite color, interests and a brief description of their personality to help the staff choose gifts that your child will love. If your child doesn’t like something, you can include that information as well. If your camper happens to have a birthday while in camp, you can include that information and Sealed with a Kiss will include birthday items so your child can celebrate away from home.
Sealed with a Kiss chooses from over 700 items to include in the care package, based on the information you provide. You find out what was included in the package after you hear from your child how delighted he or she was to receive it!
Ready-to-Go Care Packages
Ready-to-go packages range in price from $25-$62 and are based around a theme, such as Groovy Girl, All Sports, Boys Greatest Hits and Teen Spa Party. With the Ready-to-go packages, you can see what items are included as gifts before you place your order.
Build Your Own Package
If you want to select which specific items go in the package, you can do that on the site as well. The items are organized into categories such as:
- Camp Essentials,
- Lite Up and Glow,
- That’s Just Gross,
- Brainy and Creative,
- Cabin Games and
- Fun Books and Magazines.
You can add as many items as you like to fill up your package.
I tested out Sealed with a Kiss by sending my oldest daughter a Custom care package. I filled in the information about her, including information about her personality, her favorite color and what she enjoys doing in her free time. The package arrived within two days, as promised, and my daughter was thrilled with her gifts, which included pink sparkly nail polish, a crossword puzzle book, a stuffed animal and other toys. She said they were perfect for her and she especially loved receiving an autograph pillow so she could have her friends sign it.
If you’re looking for a way to brighten a camper’s day, check out Sealed with a Kiss to send a fun care package the easy way!
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