Sometimes you want to send something a little special to that special someone! But sometimes your bank account doesn’t want it to be “too special.” So here’s a simple solution to your problem: Send a birthday box!
I’ve sent different variations of birthday boxes. I ALWAYS use a USPS Flat Rate box, because it’s cheaper and you can send more for the price. Sometimes I’ve used the small box and just sent birthday party “supplies,” which can brighten anyone’s day. Today though, I’ll show you a little more upgraded birthday box.
I have twin sisters who LOVE to celebrate their birthday (I’m with them, who doesn’t?!). But because I live far away from them, I wanted to help them celebrate in a way I couldn’t personally. First, I picked up different size Flat Rate boxes at USPS (the best thing about these boxes, is they’re FREE to take! So you don’t pay until you send the box). I took two different medium boxes, figuring it would depend what I put in before I could choose (I ended up with the square medium box).
Then I went shopping! The best part! I picked up birthday supplies: birthday party hats, birthday streamers, birthday balloons, whatever you can find. Think: Whatever would be at a birthday party! I picked up candy, cupcakes, cookies, liquor (for those over 21!), and some random treats.
When I got home, I got to work! I used Modge Podge to stick scrapbooking paper to the inner box sides (I chose this for this box because they are girly girls! However, it can be fun to use general wrapping paper on the inside instead of designed paper). Then I cut up some sheets of birthday sayings for “confetti” of sorts (also can get this off birthday wrapping paper). I also made little pieces of curly cues from the wrapping paper I had. Then I filled the box!
Then you have the finished product! Close it up and send it in the mail! Another great thing about the flat rate boxes is that they will arrive in 2-3 days, which also helps to keep the pastries fresh! 🙂