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Delivered: Your Top Six Care Packages

Is there a better remedy for homesickness than something treasured from back home? For SixContest #101, we asked what you’d like to give or receive in your #SixWordCarePackage. The tradition that began as post-war relief has become a mainstay of summer camps and college campuses—care packages are especially valued by service members during their extended stints away from home (“A care package still bearing fruit.” —G_Austin*). Being away from loved ones reminds us what we value most (“Audio of our family’s uncontrollable laughter.” —@hikealot2014), and who doesn’t like being reminded that out-of-sight doesn’t mean out-of-mind (“A handwritten note, a cherished treasure.” —caralongwrites)?

Introducing our Top Six—sent special delivery:

6. “A family photo where everyone’s smiling.” —l8leigh

5. “Grandmom’s homemade pizzelles… arriving miraculously unbroken.” —liberata

4. “Sticky notes, quotes, and Nebraska leaves.” —SouthPorch

3. “Deployed to Afghanistan? Box of Reese’s.” —@mdewerth

2. “Apples have always tasted like home.” —knick-knack*

And the present that becomes priceless when you have to do without:

1. “Can you package a hot shower?” —catsmeow

*Check out the accompanying backstories—these writers show us that a simple care package can be a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Congratulations, catsmeowand thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at—keep on Sixing!


  • bevvie
    July 14, 2017

    kudos to cats and all winners!

  • DynamicDbytheC
    July 17, 2017

    Yes, Congratulations to all. Love the contests. Can’t wait for the next.

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