Queen of free: Take cost out of care packages by creating your own

I love to give gifts. Perhaps my favorite type of gifts to give are those that are unexpected.

This is precisely why at this time of the year I begin to think of college students I know and love, far from home, beginning to gear up for finals.

All semester long, they have studied hard. Now, as their academic calendars begin to trend toward final papers, projects and exams, life can seem bleak. Maybe they are a bit homesick, too. A package filled with care just might be the pick-me-up he or she needs.

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