Thursday, August 09, 2012

Outsourcing Care Packages

I know first-hand that working parents feel busy, and have a hard time juggling the many demands of work and family. Like many others, I am sending a kid off to college this month and that has added to my list of "to do's" so I am happy to find shortcuts, like one-stop shopping for American-made dorm bedding etc.

However, I am aghast at the mailings I am receiving from companies urging me to "Reserve your loved one's Back to School care package today"! Have we really gotten so lazy that we do not have time to put together a small "care package" for our kids away from home to make them feel remembered and cared for??

Maybe this trend is only new to me, but I think it is ridiculous! How special would someone feel to get a box of junk food, warmly packed and shipped by a company and paid for with mom's credit card?!

Yikes. Please tell me I am not the only one that feels this way.

Stephanie, Webmaster
StillMadeinUSA.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it would really depend on what items were included in that "care" package ... marinated artichoke hearts, doves chocolates, l'occitane lemon verbena shampoo, and jumbo black olives would make me feel VERY cared for while doritos, hersheys, and travel-sized prell might indicate you were glad I was gone!

Anonymous said...

All right Jennifer, if you go away to college I have the list ready! ;-)