Question: We want to send a care package to a friend or family member serving in the military overseas. What precautions should we take?
Answer: Sharing holiday cheer with men and women serving in the military is a good thing to do. It shows these soldiers that they are remembered and appreciated by their family, friends and the community. And, it helps them feel connected when they are so far away from home for the holidays. Do your homework before sending a package. The military has guidelines for shipping food items to soldiers overseas. One Web site, http://www.marineparents.com, says "if you can stuff it in your pocket and it's not going to spoil or melt, it's a good thing to send!'