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Grandparents Corner & Family: Send ’em a little Love

Send 'em a little Love

Send 'em a little Love

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Send 'em a little Love

It's In The Mail! 3

Send ’em a little Love

Who said we have to wait for a birthday or holiday to send a little something to say, “I’m thinking of you”, “I love you”, “Thank you”, or even a “Hello” to a grandchild, niece, nephew, son, daughter, sister, brother, friend – anyone!!   


I tried an experiment, just for all of you, and it worked! You can send pretty much anything in the mail (careful about too much weight or size if on a budget). I mailed puzzles right in their own box, candy in its own wrapper, balls, a box of fruit snacks and fruit roll ups in the box right from the store,  pringle cans with treats inside (no chips involved here) and lots of fun items.  

I typed up the address of the person I was sending the gift, toy or treat to, along with my return address and took it to the post office.

The postal worker told me that she once had a coconut come through.  A coconut, just as you buy them, with the address taped on the outside sent right through the mail!   It's In The Mail! 14 Another unusual item was a baseball bat.  Just the bat!  The sender had written a little note on the bat with a sharpie marker, then taped the sender and recipients address, all right on the bat itself.

Here’s some ideas for fun things to send in the mail. Just click on the picture!





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TIP: For the pringles can, I put a little note inside of a sandwich baggie and put it inside with the cookies I sent so it wouldn’t get greasy from the oils of the cookies.Bethany JacoAnother TIP:  I found out the hard way, is that some coatings of balls and toys come off with the tape used to attach the address.

It's In The Mail! 19All ages will appreciate a little show of love, thoughtfulness and kindness by receiving an unexpected gift in their mail box. 

Now, for fun containers to put your little ‘mail-of-love’ in. 

Here are just a few ideas I collected around the house; you probably have quite a few of the same.  Be sure the container is sturdy and tape it securely closed. It's In The Mail! 15

Would you like to send a party in a bottle?

Well, here you go.It's In The Mail! 35

Again click on the image


Rinse out a large pop bottle and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Take off wrapper and make a slit about 4″-6″ where the glue is from the label (you can save yourself the trouble of cleaning it off, it will not matter). It's In The Mail! 33

It's In The Mail! 34Into the slit, stuff confetti, foil shreds, wired ribbon, anything your heart desires.

Then slip in the gift, keep in mind where it is going and will it melt before reaching its destination.It's In The Mail! 32

Type or hand write the name and address of the recipient of your fabulous ‘party’, and be sure to include your return address.

It is best to double layer the paper, then simply tape the address over the slit. 

Everyone will be amazed at how YOU took a minute to send a little MAGIC in the mail, and appreciate your thoughtfulness.It's In The Mail! 36Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

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  1. Barb says:

    I love when I find others who love to write letters or send special packages in the mail. Your ideas are so clever and creative! Who wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of those party in a bottles?! You may enjoy a post I wrote along a similar vein Thanks for sharing these great, fun ideas.

  2. I love this – we had a similar idea to send gifts called Blessings in a Box once. It is fun to see how we can go the extra mile for people and brighten their day in this way.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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