A few months back, actually probably almost a year ago, I ran across this blog that had some great, mailing, fun ideas for kids and I got to thinking how much fun something like that would be for the kids. Now I have tried many different unique ways of wrapping kids' gifts, but this, this is exciting, fun, silly, & exactly what I love to do. I had no idea that anything 13 oz. or less could be mailed as is.....am I the ONLY ONE who didn't know this?????
Like I said I was excited to try this theory out & see what kinda things could actually get mailed as is, so I thought Easter was the prefect time for that. I went to the Dollar Store here in town to get some ideas of what I wanted to send. I had two little girls that are a lot alike, but yet very different in their own ways, so it was so much fun!
The first god daughter we sent off to loves to dress up, pink, Barbies & is so excited that she will be starting school next year. I knew I wanted to get her something to get her ready & prepared for school & the local Dollar Tree had a ton of these cool learning books to choose from. All I had to do was tape them back to back & slap a piece of paper on the front of "the package", address it, stamp it & send it in the mail.
I came across these cool large eggs & knew that was what I needed to use as my "Easter basket" for mailing the rest of the fun things. In this Egg I included some different hair clips, some Barbie doll clothes, a tutu & chap stick.
This is suppose to be fun & exciting to open, so I couldn't just place the items in the egg & call it good....I mean did you really think I would? so i had some of these cute chick eggs that I put some of the goodies in.
Our other Goddaughter loves, purple, outside activities, dress up & dolls. I wanted each of them to receive multiple Easter gifts & since I sent 2 gifts for our other goddaughter, this one had to receive two packages also, right? Started off sending her a kite, yep just as is. Slapped a piece of paper with address & stamps on it & dropped it in the drop box (as I was afraid of what might happen if I actually went into the post office with the gifts like this, what people may think of me & so on), so drop box it was :)
This egg was filled with a doll, hair clips, chap stick, a jump rope & silly string of course :) I was really worried about this egg in particular - it was heavy, so would it make the trip, would it end up breaking since the silly string was so heavy & the egg is plastic????? Remember how I said 13 oz. or less could be mailed as is, well this was like 12.8 oz, so I was cutting it close, but like I said this is an experimental exercise & if it didn't make it I mean really how much would it be to replace the items & do it again since they are all from the dollar store.
So here is the egg all decorated by my kiddos - cute right?! How much fun would this be to receive in the mail?
I had told the parents that I was doing an experimental mailing for the girls & to please inform me when they received them, if they arrived in shape & in tack & they both did!!!! Success!!!
Have a Hoping Great Easter & hope you enjoyed this post!