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post #16 of 54
It's called a foodsaver... It's AWESOME thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif If you send them again I would definitely recommend it. You could vacuum pack each item separately if you wanted to. icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 54
dlp, you are such a brilliant women, you have brang tears to my eyes, all of you are great. I bet your cookie will go down a treat.

SouthernsuziesSweets, I think that is a brilliant idea!
post #18 of 54
Donna,
My son is in the Army and cookies double wrapped lasted over a month (between my decorating them and sending them). My nephew was on the Roosevelt at sea in Iraq (ship staying there the longest time) and his took awhile to get to him but they still tasted great to him. Army food is worse than ship food, so he will be fine!
God bless and keep ALL our soldiers safe!!
My son, my soldier, my hero.
God Bless him and keep him safe.
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post #19 of 54
"What a great idea... wish there was something we could all do for the men and women from their CakeCentral supporters.... maybe find a platoon and sponsor it and make them good and fat, because I know that MRE's and ship chow hall meals are awful! usaribbon.gif[/quote]"

I'm in!! I'll be happy to bake cookies for our service men and women. Would you happen to know where we should send them?
post #20 of 54
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ok....more tears......ya;ll are sooooo sweet and kind....

LanaC...that's what i thought....they'll think pink was a fine color for those cookies!!!

foxymomma521...thanks....foodsaver....will be getting one

lexy.....i think that's the first time in my life someone has called me brillant!!!! icon_biggrin.gif thanks

vickymacd....thanks for you son's service.....you're right...compared to some of the food they eat.....pink cookies will great!! icon_biggrin.gif

Tscookies....when i get back from taking my mom to the doctor...i will try to find some links for you about sending things to troops..

i'll be back on later....thank you everyone...you have may my day much brighter!
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post #21 of 54
Not a day goes by that I do not say a prayer for not only our troops but their families..... THANK YOU for your service usaribbon.gif
Oh, by the way.... I would venture a guess that those cookies could arrive in crumbs, and they would just lick the bags !! LOL!
post #22 of 54
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everyone...as soon as my son gets his package i will give you an update on the cookies....grama_i...thanks for the prayers.....

Tscookies.....here is the link i promised you.....i'm sure any soldier on it would be glad to get cookies!!....hope the link helps you!

http://anymarine.com/WhereToSend/

Donna usaribbon.gif
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post #23 of 54
dlp: Please tell your son THANK YOU for his service to our country. Our Freedom isn't actually free, is it?

My prayers are with him but also with his mom!! 'Cause I'm a mom too!

Beth in KY
post #24 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thanks Beth.....you are so right......freedom is not free....you just don't know how much it means to me to get support.....especially from people that don't even know me.....it is truly what keeps me going.......thanks for your prayers.....

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post #25 of 54
Glad to see some good ideas on this topic of shipping out homebaked goods. I know someone who will be getting deployed soon. On the one hand, I supposed that prepackaged brownies and cookies would probably keep better but, I like the idea of shipping that "love" that comes with something homemade and from the heart better. icon_smile.gif
post #26 of 54
We have two young men in our church that are in Iraq. We just sent them boxes this week. The one young man is the same age as my twin sons. He loves chocolate fudge. So I sent him 3 lbs!!! Triple saran wrapped and in a tin. The other wanted Sam's trail mix and he got plenty!! We ended up sending 3 REALLY LARGE boxes! It cost over 68.00 to ship them!! LOLL

Our local post office (as I am sure all post offices) has a "special box" that you can ship as much as you can get in it for a little over 7.00/box. But, our stuff WILL NEVER fit!! I think I'm going to try and make some of my coconut toffee pecan chip cookies next time.

Beth
post #27 of 54
First I can't even imagine sending one of my boys off to war.. it was hard enough when my husband had to go!

I am sure you cookies will be wonderful and they will be eaten very quickly!!! Home made goods do not last long at all!
post #28 of 54
Thanks for that link.. I am posting for other branches too..... let's all do something to show we care!

http://anysailor.com/WhereToSend/

http://anysoldier.com/WhereToSend/

http://anyairman.com/WhereToSend/

http://anycoastguard.com/WhereToSend/

I know they would appreciate it. I also checked with the Post Office and the flat rate box costs $8.10 and can go to any FPO/APO address.. for those of you not military linked or don't come from a military background FPO/APO are military home-ported addresses linked to them like zipcodes... so YOU CAN USE FLAT RATERS! I will be putting some boxes together soon.... just remember the heat and if you are packing brittle items, maybe some foam peanuts.... Let's bring our men and women home safely, but keep them sweet treated until then...
Thanks for everyone who posted replies in this thread. I am so honored to know or feel like I know such wonderful people. My time in the Navy was worth every single day forward deployed in the middle of the Gulf, I will never regret it... my husband (a few years older than I) recently retired after 24 years.... we believe in the military and support all of our men and women. God Bless usaribbon.gif
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post #29 of 54
Wow, thanks a LOT for the info about the flat rate boxes. I shipped a care package of goodies and little pocket games to a friend when she was deployed a year ago. The shipping cost more than the contents of the box, lmao. So I appreciate that tidbit greatly!
post #30 of 54
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Wow....i never dreamed my little question would generate such a great response!!! you are all wonderful!!!

Thanks SSS for posting the other branches....didn't mean to leave them out....after being married to a Marine for 30 years...and then having a son in the Marines....i have "tunnel" vision!!!! icon_surprised.gif

although i'm happy to know that the cookies i sent my son and his men will be fine....i'm most happy to think that some soldiers will get some home baked goodies because i asked a question!!

you guys are great!! thanks, Donna usaribbon.gif
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