Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fun Mail


I sent out a few boxes of candy last week via the post. 

Remember the U.S. Postal Service? 

Yeah, they're still around. 

And there's nothing more exciting {maybe it's just me} than opening up that mailbox and finding some good mail in there.

I slapped some mailing labels and stamps on the front of the box.  I doodled on my labels.  Then I wrote messages on the back with a Sharpie.



The best part???  The weight is right on the box.  You don't even need a postage scale.  If it is under 13 ounces you can slap a stamp on it and send it first class. 






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22 comments:

  1. Fun I idea, I just hope the mailman isn't hungry!!

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  2. I hope those Hot Tamales are on their way to my house. Mmmmm.

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  3. Cute! How easy is it just to slap a label on and send it~!

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  4. How much is postage for one of those candy boxes?

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  5. I can't wait to send some candy to my college student daughter!

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  6. so are you saying I can put a forever stamp on it and that will cover it??? if not howmuch is postage???

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    1. Cherie, these size boxes usually run anywhere from $2.40-3.00 depending on the weight. I used some $1 stamps, some $0.20 stamps and some forevers.

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    2. I want to send something that is 4 oz. What postage is needed for that?

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  7. You couldn't just use a forever stamp. Find rates here: http://www.accuracyproject.org/abbreviations.html

    If the box weighed eight ounces, it would be $2.80.

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  8. for $5.80 you can use the Small Priority Mail Box (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 5/8)and as I remember that can hold at least 2 of the bigger candy boxes.

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  9. This would be a good and unique way of sending stuff. Nice!

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  10. It's not about saving postage peeps, it's the cuteness of that box actually being the enve...:)I had this idea yesterday and googled it and I found this blog! cool! :)

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  11. oooh makes me want to get some candies!!

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  12. How do you know how many stamps to put?

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  13. I had not even thought of that idea.
    I recycle different papers to make envelopes more ... this is phenomenal.
    I will not send candy but will full of mail art, atc, paper snowflakes, kirigami card, photos, postcard and labels!
    those who wish to exchange send me a email.ok
    oficinadeartte@gmail.com

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    1. I'm not sure. Anything under 13 ounces is first class domestically and usually cheap so I stick to that range. Check with your local post office.

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  15. Hi it was very informative post. Thank you for sharing this information. In this era of emailing and texting, a handwritten letter has become outdated but it is one of the most classic ways of expression. The common question that arises at the time of mailing a letter is how many stamps do I need to send a letter?
    how how many stamps do i need | how many stamps do i need to send a letter


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  16. Candyparcel.com is a cool website that does this. It's only 5 bucks plus free shipping so not expensive at all. I've sent a few and the people were totally surprised and thought it was a great idea..AND hilarious

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