Mail Surprises

I love snail mail, especially small packages. This is a gift I put together for a friend’s birthday. Hopefully it will give you some fun ideas and inspire you to surprise someone.

I recycled Birchbox packaging by gluing a card on top of the box; the tissue paper and shipping carton it came with also came in handy.

You can put glitter or confetti into a greeting card before sealing it in an envelope (place it with the card’s spine facing down). The recipient will get an unexpected glitter shower when they open it.

I filled the bottom of the box with tissue paper and flowers I cut out of felt.

For a heartfelt gift of a wish – wrap a birthday candle in a small box (I decorated this one with origami paper).

Some other fun items you can include: stickers, costume jewelry, balloons, key chains, notebooks, and candy. If you make sure that the items weigh under 13 0z, you can just drop the package into a mail box instead of going to the post office.

Most importantly – have fun with it. Happy Mail Day.

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5 responses to “Mail Surprises

  1. Candy candy candy! O_O

  2. this is cute!! I think my favorite part are the felt flowers. the whole package really shows how thoughtful you are

  3. Lovely! I wish I had the patience and good taste to make something like this. I wanna try, tough! I just discovered your blog through Cupcakes and Cashemere and I really like it. I cordially invite you to check out mine. Hopefully we can follow each other! xoxo

    http://cafesocietyxxi.blogspot.com/

    • Thank you. You should definitely put something together for a friend, it’s not difficult at all. Somehow mail makes even the smallest of gifts a lot more exciting.

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