12 Weird Packages You Didn’t Know You Could Send in the Mail
Looking to send a care package in the near future? First off, props to you for going outside the social media channels to show a little love. Secondly, have we got some news for you! USPS is actually pretty flexible with what they will deliver to your front door. We bet you’re thinking, “Oh yeah, like what? Coconuts?” You betcha. “Frisbees?” Oh, yeah! Whether you are looking to send a care package or a silly parcel, these 12 packages go beyond your typical snail mail. And just as easy to mail as they are to ship a standard package or crate, these parcels simply need a clear address and sufficient postage. Your mailman (or woman) will definitely be entertained.
1. Balloon Surprise: Okay, okay, we all know that boxes ship just fine via USPS, but did you know you can send a ballon-gram as a fun little surprise? We are thinking this would be a super cute “Will you be my bridesmaid?” option. (via Bon Bon Balloons)
4. Plastic Bottle Invites: Reuse those landfill-bound plastic bottles for your next party invite or care package. Fill it with art supplies, trinkets or candy; the possibilities really are endless. (via Oriental Trading)
Are you inspired to mail a fun package? Which parcel would you love to receive via USPS? Let us know if the comments below!
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