Fall Birthday Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on November 6th, 2017 . Filed under: Birthday, Design Team Work, Fall, Gift Packaging, Happy Mail, Papertrey Ink, Whisker Graphics .

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m big on Happy Mail and celebrating others and trying really hard to make people feel special.  Especially on their birthday.  And doing so doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.  My husband has many aunts who are getting up there in years and don’t really need anything or have the space for anything but I still want to send them a little something for their birthday.  For the 2 aunt birthdays in the fall I picked up some lip moisturizer knowing that getting in to the winter, chapped lips and dry skin is a challenge for a lot of people.  And then I shopped my stash for how to package it all nice and pretty for fall.

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I knew I wanted orange for fall, of course, but I didn’t want to pair that with black or it would be too Halloween or brown because it would look too Thanksgiving.  So I found some dark pink elements to coordinate with my orange Casablanca Middy Bitty bag.  I found some dark pink tickets in my stash along with some pretty place cards that I bought on Easter clearance at Target for like 10-cents a pack and knew I had to use them as well.

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I stamped Aunt on the front of my place card and then I glued my tickets on a large white tag and tucked that in to the middle of the place card.  And then I adhered the entire piece to the front of the bag.

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The last step was to finish it off with some orange and white Divine Twine.

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I’ve really been trying to be mindful when selecting gifts to send to people of the size and weight of them.  Mailing has gotten so spendy, and sometimes the postage costs more than the gift itself!  For example, I found a tabletop baseball game on clearance at Target for $5 that I was going to send to my nephew in California for Christmas.  But it’s big and it’s a little heavy.  I know full well it’s going to cost at least $20 to ship it.  So now it’s going to be a donation item and I need to come up with a plan B for his gift.  But these little packages are small and light and will fit in to a plain catalog envelope and should be under $3 to ship.  I can handle that.

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