Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sending a Parcel in the Mail

"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."
- Johnny Carson

Care packages, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and other packages can be sent through the mail to those we love.  At this time of year, I find it is nice to purchase gifts, wrap them up, and package them in a box and send them off to my loved ones.  There is a lot of time and planning involved in purchasing the gift, wrapping it up, finding a box, then putting it into the box, sealing the box up securely, putting the address on it and bringing it to the post office to get it weighed and measured.  The last step is purchasing adequate postage to get it to where it is going.  Pre-planning is also involved, as you have to give yourself extra time because "snail mail" is not always the fastest.

When I am wrapping up the gift and placing it in to the box I envision putting my care and love into the box, too.  When the gift arrives at it's destination, I envision the person opening up the box, and the "love" pouring out while they are taking out their treasures.  I like to put lots of tissue in the box, too, so that the "love" is captured in each tissue.  As each piece of tissue is removed, the crinkly sounds add to the excitement.  I always include a card or a personalized message in the parcel, too. 

For those loved ones across the miles who you can't be with over the holidays, please consider sending a parcel in the mail.  If you can't be together in person, you can be together in spirit with the act of giving.   Don't forget to put lots of care and love into the box, too!

Happy holidays!

~ Angela Gentile

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