Different ways to wrap and send a gift than just in a regular box or container

Did You Know You Can Mail Holiday Gifts THIS Way?

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Different ways to wrap and send a gift than just in a regular box or container

Unique and creative ways to send presents in the US postal service

There’s a special from 11/19 through 11/24 at Dollar Tree for flat rate shipping! CLICK HERE for this GREAT deal! 


It’s coming! Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year and why not make it even more memorable. It’s all about making and keeping relationships and sending a gift in the mail is one way!


Did you know you can send items in the mail just as they are? 


I’m telling you, things you never thought you could mail in the snail mail — you can!

I have some cute and fun packaging ideas as well as making gift wrapping for family, friends, relatives anything but boring!

Watch my video for unique and creative ways to send presents in the US postal service and bring a smile not only the recipient, but you’ll be smilin too and so excited waiting for them to get their imaginative wrapped gift in the mail.

If you like my suggestions, you can click on any HERE below and it will take you to the section in Dollar Tree’s on-line store that you need.  It’s a flat shipping rate, which is so economical! If more of an item is needed in the order, split it with a coworker, or a friend – Easy- peasy!!!


In my YouTube Video, I have TONS of ideas for:

  • WHAT to send
  • awesome ways of HOW to send these gifts and holiday presents
  • and to suggestions of WHO to send them to
  • simply click  HERE

I LOVE sending fun things in the mail and the reaction I see when we SKYPE or WHATSAPP

Or when they call excitedly to tell me ‘what’ they received in the mail – the response is priceless! 


Here’s a list of the items I used in the video if you’d like to check them out:


  • One of the ideas I show you in my video is a delish unique homemade White Hot Cocoa that is AMAZING and one of the most popular on my blog. I have a free recipe card you can include with the White Hot Cocoa so your family and friends can make their own too!  You’ll find the link in the post along with the super easy recipe HERE


  • Another free special recipe card I wanted to provide for you is my own SEASONING SALT.  Then you can include it with the Seasoning Salt as you send it in the mail in a clever way. A fabulous gift for everyday use. You’ll find the recipe and the printable link HERE




  • You’ll find links for all SIX of my SCRUMPTIOUS Popcorn Recipes HERE


Plastic and other unique containers HERE

Christmas Kitchen Towel Set HERE

Pencils, Markers, Sticker Pads, Crafts and more HERE

Toys, Games, Arts, more Crafts and other fun things HERE

Christmas containers such as the mailboxes, bags and seasonal items HERE

For more ideas and suggestions see my post: Did You Know You Can Send THAT In the Mail?


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Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018

Recognize A Blessing And Be A Blessing Today

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping With Flair

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Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping with Flair

My daughter-in-law Ashley wraps gifts so nicely that you don’t want to open them!  She is very kind to give us a few tips and tricks to make your wrapping easy, and the recipients will think you had it professionally wrapped!  Ashley uses inexpensive ribbons and embellishments to make any present a gift that is very special and unique.

Ashley’s tips to wrap a beautiful present: Notice that she wraps gifts individually, and does not stack them all up and try to wrap them in a bundle of odd shaped objects. Fold paper over gift to measure amount needed, then cut.Wrap It Beautiful 1

Wrap It Beautiful 2Fold the edge of the paper over about 1/2 inch and tape.   Fold the other edge over 1/2 inch and tape to have a nice edge. Wrap It Beautiful 3

Wrap It Beautiful 4Fold edges inside to form a ‘v’. Repeat on the other side to form a ‘v’ there also. Wrap It Beautiful 5

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For any size package follow the same technique and on the edges of a more narrow package, press one side down and crease edge with finger. Wrap It Beautiful 7Fold other edge under 1/4-1/2 inch and fold on top of other side, pressing with fingers and tape.Wrap It Beautiful 8Trim as needed to ease any bulk that would result from fold.Wrap It Beautiful 9Fold one side to the inside, then the other side and tuck in both sides.  Secure with tape.Wrap It Beautiful 10

Using a glue gun attach packages a top each other. Wrap It Beautiful 11


Tie with ribbons, string, bows and any decorations you desire – and use the glue gun to help keep things in place, as shown below. Wrap It Beautiful 12

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                 Wrap It Beautiful 14For gift bags: Begin by wrapping the item in tissue and place in gift bag Wrap It Beautiful 15

Wrap It Beautiful 16To decorate the bag, attach ribbon by putting a spot of glue, then place on the ribbon. As you wrap it around the sack, using care to crease at the corners for a neat package. Wrap It Beautiful 17

Wrap It Beautiful 18Cut and glue at the ends, with ribbon overlapping. Glue at the fold to hold the ribbon  at the sides,so it doesn’t flop and look sloppy.  Attach embellishments, such as a bow. Wrap It Beautiful 19

Place the gift in the decorated bag.  To make the gift bag look extra special, begin by holding the tissue upside down, Gently forming a cone shape. Tuck the tissue cone into the gift bag on top of the gift; placing tissue cones next to each other to fill bag. Wrap It Beautiful 21

Wrap It Beautiful 22Arrange tissue and don’t forget to include the tag. Wrap It Beautiful 23


Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.