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Motivational Bundle

Being a military wife is a hard job, and many will tell you that it’s the hardest job in the military. Which is why staying motivated, during a deployment, is a daunting task most of us go through at least once in our husbands careers. But, when you think about it, lying in a tent, wind whipping, sand flying around you, only being able to get a few hours of sleep here and there and everyday wondering if today will be the day that you will be able to get some sort of communication from home, you begin to think about how being back home safe and warm starts sounding more and more appealing every day. That’s why it’s so important to make sure our members of the military stay motivated by feeling supported and loved, and during deployment the easiest way to do that is through a letter or care package. Sending items in your care packages, as simple as a motivational bundle, can mean the world to someone out there.  This is a simple project that anyone can do and doesn’t take much more than a few items you already probably have lying around your house. You can really do anything with the style of these items, so be creative and have fun with it!

All you need is an:

1. Eraser

2. Penny

3. Marble

4. Rubber band

5. Paperclip

6. Some Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses Candies

7. Snack sized Ziploc bag


Place all items inside the bag, along with a cute note detailing the meaning behind each item:

1. An eraser to make all these little mistakes disappear.

2. A penny so you will never be completely broke.

3. A marble for those days you sure you have lost yours.

4. A rubber band to help you stretch beyond your limits.

5. A paperclip to hold it all together when it seems to be falling apart.

6. Hugs and Kisses to remind you that you are loved!


Photo Credit: A Girl and Her Craftbox,

 That’s it!

It the little things that count, and the smallest things that have the biggest meaning!

 So when you’re having a hard day or just feel unmotivated, just take a moment and think about a military member and what you can do to help them feel more motivated, by sending them a little something uplifting.


3 thoughts on “Motivational Bundle”

  1. I officiated a wedding this weekend. I gave a “Motivational Bundle” to both the husband and wife before the recessional (with extra erasers for the husband, just in case.)

    The response was fantastic! Many people came up to me and asked for the “recipe” after the ceremony. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea! I’ll be using this at all future weddings, if you don’t mind.

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