We All Love Wrapped Gift Exchanges
In his book “The Five Love Language” Gary D. Chapman named receiving gifts as one of the love languages.
Receiving gifts makes us all feel loved, to some of us it means more than it does to others, but a specially wrapped present appeals to each of us. It’s no wonder we all get excited.
Gifts for the Mail can be Pretty
When I was little I got packages in the mail from my grandparents and my Uncle Homer. I always had to wait and remember feeling super excited but that the presents looked kind of sad nestled in with all the pretty presents.
Now I send out parcels to a couple family members each year. Parcels for the mail require more care then those under the tree but they can be just as pretty, as festive and are certainly every bit as exciting.
These gifts are pretty enough for under any tree. They may not be able to have the large fluffy bow, but the pretty layers of papers and the pom pom is equally as nice.
To keep the embellishments as flat and sturdy as possible, avoid anything three dimensional like a Christmas ornament or a fluffy bow.
Some of these paper embellishments are made on the Silhouette, but that isn’t necessary. The scrap book store is a great place to find unique and gorgeous paper products. I purchased card paper, various stickers and cut outs for the packages
This year pom poms are very popular so I added a pom pom to the one gift. Although, it may take up a little bit more room than the absolutely flat packages, but it will mail well and unlike bows I am sure it will still look like a pom pom when it is received.
Post Office and Shipping Requirements
To send a parcel out in the mail, first of all wrap it nicely and then pack the gifts together in the shipping box. Cover the shipping with brown paper, ugly packaging tape and string. Once it is in the mail I contact the receiver to tell them presents are on the way. That they can go ahead and open the shipping box and put the wrapped individual presents under their tree.
As each postal or shipping service has their own guidelines; here are the links to the major postal services for North America.