It’s that time of year again: finals season. You probably know this from conversations with your student(s) about due dates and paper lengths. They may be stressed because of course exams and lab reports all piling up. Finals can be challenging for even the toughest students so why not send them a little boost of support and love during this trying time? Here’s why care packages are the best ways to show them you believe in them.
If there’s one thing that is universally true of college students, it’s that there’s nothing better than receiving a care package. Care packages, especially for freshmen going off to their first residence halls or apartments, are a great way to send a little love and support. These freshman-inspired gifts are the best way to show you’re thinking of them.
Saying goodbye, whether for a week or an entire semester, can be hard on any parent or loved one of a college student. There just aren’t enough ways to say that you care or to wish them luck. One idea is to send them off with a care package perfect for their new dorm room and fast paced, independent lifestyle. These four are our favorite “Off to College” packages made with any college student in mind.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Have you decided what to get that special someone? Whether the person is your college-aged child, a partner studying across the United States, or your new campus boyfriend or girlfriend, these special care packages are sure to make them fall head-over-heels. Here are our three favorite packages to make them think of you this February 14th.
Your favorite college student is almost finished with fall semester. Just a couple more exams, and they’ll be out the door and officially on break! But what many parents and loved ones don’t understand is that those exams aren’t just any old exam. They are actually some of the most challenging tests your college student will ever undergo, and this causes stress, fatigue, and burnout.Instead of just sending warm words of love (which are indeed needed), you can also ensure that they are getting a little bit of fun in their lives as well with a creative care package. Personalized to what they love, these options will put a smile on their face and help them power through to the final question.
Care packages are the perfect gift for those experiencing a hard time transitioning into college life. They're a thoughtful way of saying you miss your child or loved one (without being too overbearing!) These OCM care packages can be a great way to connect and show that you’re thinking of them. Now that Fall is officially here and college is quickly ramping up, we’ve picked out our favorite seasonal care packages any university student is bound to love.
Dropping off a child at their new college for the first time can leave you with a bunch of mixed emotions. They are on their own with a whole new world full of challenges and excitement ahead of them--it can be a bit daunting for both of you. When a few words of advice and good luck won't do, here are a few gift ideas that will have them set for the beginning of the new semester and ultimately, their new life.
For most of us, December evokes ideas of family gatherings, hot chocolate, warm fireplaces, fun snowball fights . . . but, for college students, this time of year can be amongst the most stressful, thanks to the dreaded Finals Week.During this time, the college students in your life will undoubtedly be pushed to their mental and emotional limits. They’ll be cramming for exams, writing papers, giving presentations, and much more! The entire semester has lead to this one critical week. As a student, they’re on their own for making sure they get good grades, often meaning that other priorities are pushed to the wayside. As a parent, you can help to relieve some of the stress they’re feeling. Sending little gifts, cards, and care packages can reduce some of the tension your college student is feeling during finals week. Aside from traditional college care packages, we take a look at some of these fun finals week gift ideas to lift your college student’s spirits when they need it most.
It’s already a couple of months into the school year and your child is probably just about settled in their dorm, used to the day to day class schedule, and trying to get to know people. It can be a difficult process as a new student and even sometimes can continue to be, even if it isn’t their freshman year. Short of visiting, sending a college care package from OCM is one of the best things you can do to support your child while they are away.
October is a month of changes; leaves fall, temperatures shift, sports seasons begin and end. It is also inevitable that in this month, many face changes in their lives that are much more challenging, changes to their health and their lifestyle. One thing remains constant. There is no greater gift than the care of a friend.OCM extends support to anyone who may be facing such challenges. The video above is dedicated to Ray Frazer, a friend and OCM employee currently leading a brave fight against Leukemia, and to anyone facing their own similar challenges. At the heart of what OCM does is an appreciation for what a little support from friends and family can do.http://youtu.be/k-vesDVJ8WkPerhaps that takes the form of a Care Package, a Teddy Bear, or a simple message from family that says "Keep goin!" To Ray and all of our friends, campus partners, colleagues and customers, "Keep Goin'! We are here if you need us."Sincerely,The OCM Team
Alright guys, so you woke up this afternoon and got that call from Dad or a sibling saying, “Hey, just reminding you Sunday is Mother’s Day.” Chances are you dropped your phone in your cereal bowl and said “Oh no!” Sunday is the day to say thank you, and “Oh no!” is not a good way to do that. The absolute WORST thing you can do on Mother’s Day is nothing, so you have to think fast- here’s what you come up with.