Look What’s Going In The Mail

I love snail mail. I love getting it! I love sending it! I love everything about mail (except all the bills that I get. There’s nothing I like about that!) With all the changing technology it’s so easy to just send a text or an email. I’m guilty of that. But I’ve always been a letter or card sender. I’m not sure where I got it from. No one in my family really sends letters or cards anymore. But my kids and I do. We send holiday cards and we still send traditional thank you cards out. So when I saw this idea I about dropped out of my chair. Brilliant! I shouted! Then I quickly shut up because I didn’t want my kids to see what I was looking at.

How cool would it be to get a filled Easter Egg in the mail? Totally cool, right?!?! And not if you are just a kid. I sent these off to my niece and nephew (who are both in their twenties) and some friends (who are in their forties) and to my kids. Heck, I couldn’t leave them out.

They were easy to do and hardly cost anything. I figure the reaction that will come from opening up the mailbox and finding an egg in there is worth a couple of dollars.

What you will need:
* plastic eggs. Big ones, not the traditional egg sized ones. I bought these at the Dollar Store and they were filled with Pop Rocks. I dumped the Pop Rocks out (and will use those at our Easter Egg Hunt.


* Easter grass. Or you can just shred colored paper.

* Candy. You could go cheap and buy Dollar Store candy but I don’t like the no named chocolate. So I bought Twix, Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, etc. You don’t need very much candy in each egg.

* A little note saying who it’s from.


That’s it!

Fill the eggs. Add an address label and tape shut. Then take them to the Post Office and watch their faces when you drop these on the counter and say “I’d like to mail these please.”


I think each egg was about $3 (with postage).


A huge thank you to Adventures in Creating who made these great Easter treats. And to Givers Log for coming up with this great idea! Brilliant!!!

Of course I had to mail some to my kids! That wouldn’t be right if they missed out on the fun.

They were so cute when they opened up the mailbox. Totally worth the $3, don’t you think???

Now I’m wondering what I can mail next……

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  1. I never would have thought to mail something like plastic eggs! Such a great idea…oh to be the recipient of such a fun little package!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my pinprick post! I’m a new follower of yours – would love if you’d follow me back!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

  2. This is TOO funny. I love it…

  3. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is a super cute idea! Glad I came over from someday crafts!

    Kristie @ Making Life a Bliss

  5. Totally going to do this and put them in the mail tomorrow! Love this idea! My little one will be soooo excited to get it in the mail!

  6. How cute!! I may have my kids help mail some out!!

  7. Your recipients are going to squeal with delight when they get this.

  8. This is to stinkin fun! What a brilliant idea! Good job girl!

  9. That is adorable!!!

  10. What a great idea! I’d love for you to share it at my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at http://www.laughloveandcraft.com

  11. What a great idea. When I lived in Florida we used to paint on coconuts and send them through the mail as postcards. They were far more expensive though. I might have to try this next year as it is a little too late for this year. Happy Easter!

  12. I did that a couple of years ago! I loved it too!!! My kids asked if I was going to do it again… it’s a hard one to top! I have also mailed 2 liter bottles with stuffin inside….FUN!!! 🙂
    Happy Easter!

  13. This is one of the most fun, brilliant ideas ever! Who wouldn’t love to get one of these in the mail?!? I love snail mail too. Good for you with teaching your kids to send “Thank you” cards!

  14. My daughter mailed a coconut from Key West!

  15. L.O.V.E. This!

    My family is the same…we still send real mail!

    Can’t wait to do this, thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Reasons why you are my blogging buddy #122…check out my post for today as well! I saw it at Crafty Crow, and fell in love, but I didn’t even thinking about taking them down to have them weighed. I laughed when I saw this, and then went and linked to you with the weighing/mailing…it actually works story. :O)

  17. P.s. And the jumbo egg…genious! I was disappointed I didn’t get more in my egg….doh!

  18. I love this idea!…I can’t wait to pass it on!…

  19. Great idea! What a treat for any age to get an egg in the mail…I love it!

  20. One word — BRILLIANT!

    I can’t wait to try this next year. I’m definitely sharing a link to your post on my FB fan page!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  21. What a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

    <3

    Risa

  22. what a cute idea thanks for sharing!
    Crystal

  23. SO great!!! My sister once mailed a large kickball through the post. She just put the address right on the ball, amazing what you can send! :o)

  24. How fun is this! Those postal workers probably see it all.

  25. LOVE IT!!! My kids would love those as well. I had no clue you could mail an egg like that not in a box. I guess it really is true; you learn something new everyday! 🙂

  26. that is too cool!! What a FUN idea!! 🙂

  27. This is such a great idea! I bet your kids loved getting them in the mail!

    One question…Did they hold up well getting tossed around in the mail?

  28. Kayla – I sent some from Oregon to South Dakota and Chicago and they all arrived in perfect condition. Just make sure you tape them shut =o)

  29. This is such a cute idea! I’m going straight to the store after work to get all the goodies to send this to my nephew!

  30. Man, that is so hysterical! Thanks for sharing – I NEVER would have guessed that you could do that:)
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

  31. OMG the Easter Bunny could send these!
    Monica

  32. I’m TOTALLY jealous because I want to open my mailbox and see one of these waiting for me! LOL ♥- Katrina

  33. Love this idea! I had no clue you could mail things outside of an envelope or box! Definitely Easter bunny worthy, will have to do this next year. Now I wonder what else I can send through the mail?

    Stopping by from Fun for Kids Friday. Come on by if you have a minute and like to cook 🙂

    Jessica
    http://www.dinnerwiththeshivers.com

  34. Oh I love this idea. Wish I would have seen it before it was too late to try. I hope I won’t forget for next year! My daughter mailed a empty water bottle to one of her friends for her 4th of July birthday. She poked hair bows and candies inside and little “legal” fireworks. It was a fun reaction at the post office too. Thanks for sharing!

  35. I’m already your blog follower! You have fun ideas, always!
    Just saw you on the It’s a Keeper Thur. Hop! Stop on over at my blog and link up this tasty ideas in my Easter/Spring Recipe/Idea Hop! If you have others, feel free to link up! I’ll keep it going for a few months so you should get some visits from it!!!

    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-holiday-goodies-in-jar-and-blog.html

    Have a great weekend, SusieQTpies at Scraps of Life

    ps…I have the same link up on my blog that I just started. Hope you hop over and link up your link up!!!! That would be awesome. I’m following you on GFC and Facebook, now!

  36. I my goodness, you (and your ideas) are so cute. I think I need to follow your blog and hope that some of your ideas and cuteness can run off on me.

    Thanks for the ideas,

    elena

  37. I saw this on givers log too, and I thought it was an amazing idea. I definitely have to remember this for next year. Also, Thanks for linking up with Fun for kids Friday. Have a wonderful Easter!

  38. You always share the cutes and coolest ideas!!! Love them! HAPPY EASTER

    Veronica

  39. Awesome!!!!

  40. I just love that idea! Thank you for sharing!

  41. How fun!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  42. I love all your ideas! Thank you so much for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday’s every week, I always LOVE seeing all your great ideas.
    ~Michelle @ Thrifty 101

  43. You gave me a good laugh just now!!! Too funny!!!! I MUST to this next year!!!

  44. Erin this has to be one of the most fun things ever mailed!! Speaking as the wife of a former mail man – he would have laughed ALL day about having to deliver eggs. And our kids would be THRILLED to receive them in the mail!! I think I’m going to go mail some tomorrow just for the fun of watching my postal workers face!!

    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

  45. What a cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Make & Share.

    I would think they’d make you put them in a box, that really would be something to get in the mail.

  46. found this on pinterest and it’s the most adorable thing ever! I love Easter and I love this idea! I am now you newest follower! I would love for you to stop by my blog and become my blog friend 🙂 Also we have a linky party going on right now and I would love for you to link this and anything else up there!

    -Your newest follower

    http://www.natural-nester.blogspot.com

  47. That’s great! I am going to do it for my 4 grands, but I wonder if they will all fit in the mailbox!
    I agree, no name candy from the $ store, not good!
    Did you try the pan with a cake instead of the brownies?

  48. Love this idea! However, here in the South we are having temperatures in the 80s already, so mailing chocolate might not work. Maybe nonedible “goodies”… Thank you!

  49. I hope you don’t mind… I featured this post at Happy Home Fairy today and everyone is LOVING it! I can’t wait to do this myself for our family and friends out of state! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  50. Ok – i didn’t even take the time to read the other comments before writing mine… but seriously this is AWESOME! My nieces and nephews are going to LOVE this! thank you sooo much for sharing!! YAYY! I am soo excited!! 🙂

  51. LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  52. what a great idea…going to the store tomorrow! Another GREAT thing my 2 year old got from her birthday was a HUGE plastic ball in the mail. My sister in law wrote her name and address on the ball and then their name and address for the return address. Took it to the post office and mailed it. It was so funny watching our mail lady tossing the ball around as she came up to the door to deliver it…so so so much fun!

  53. Anonymous says:

    You can mail bouncy balls. I used to mail them to college kids and they loved them.

  54. I am a mail carrier and I would LOVE to deliver these!
    –Christie

  55. So totally did this day! Thanks so much for the idea! (And as it is warm out I mailed hairbows and other goodies.)

  56. I did this today. The mailman was confused at first, but after I explained that I want them mailed just like this and not in a box he was OK with it.

    Hope the nieces and nephews like it! Thanks for the idea.

  57. I did this today! It was so much fun! The look on my postmasters face was priceless! Can’t wait till my family recieves theirs! Thank you!

  58. Thank you so much for this idea! We’ve recently moved far away from our family 🙁 I always did something special for the little cousins in our family….THIS is what I’ll do this year! WOW!

  59. Happy Monday! Your Easter eggs are included on my list of 101 Things to do with an Easter egg today! Come by and have a look!

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2012/04/101-things-to-do-with-easter-egg.html

    xoxo! Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  60. Today I went to mail two eggs to my younger brother, and the mail guy at the counter would not accept them. He said that they will not accept the risk that he eggs will break. He gave me the option to go to the self-service counter to mail them. Given that I was with my (very excited) daughter, I took that option. Now I am hoping they are delivered safely. Am I the only one who had this problem?

  61. Thanks for responding so quickly. Your encouragement makes me feel better. Just the thought of my adult brother having 2 colorful eggs in the mailbox makes me giggle.

  62. I LOVE this idea! It will be awesome when my daughter goes away to college next year and probably won’t be home for Easter! Thanks!

  63. I just went and mailed three of these after seeing them on your site and the postmaster said he couldn’t guarantee they would make it there at all. (What a raincloud he was!) But I went ahead anyway because he also once told me about a shipment that I’d be better off driving my package there myself! LOL. I guess he doesn’t love his job very much. giggle. But I just kept thinking of the excited faces on my niece and nephews when they saw these in the mailbox. I told their mommy to be sure to take them with her to check the mail over the next few days. Mine cost $1.95 each to ship in state.

  64. Just to follow up….all three eggs arrived safely in just two days! My niece and 2 nephews had just returned back from an Easter Egg hunt and got out of the van with their baskets still in hand and checked the mail to find eggs in the mailbox! Perfect Timing!!!!

  65. Anonymous says:

    I wrote encouaging messages and Bible verses on four of those giant (18 in., i think) rubber play balls and am going to mail them this week. Even the mailman gets excited when delivering them!

  66. Okay…one year we mailed coconuts (we live in the tropics) to our family for christmas “cards” – they were heavy..so they were expensive but FUN. and I’ve seen where someone used little cheap-o flip flops and mailed them as “beach party” invites – THATS too cute! I can’t wait to do these next Easter! Thanks for sharing!

  67. We’re doing this through our military support group! I love the idea and can’t wait to begin!

    The post lady looks awfully familiar. From the Goodyear office. Maybe I’m wrong.

    I’m glad to know we can mail the eggs just that way. Thank you!!

  68. This is a cute idea. Has anyone ever had lost eggs ?

    • Thanks Jennifer. All of the ones I’ve sent have always made it to their destination!

  69. Diane Phillips says:

    I mailed out 14 eggs out on Monday March 31, all 14 eggs arrived at their locations by April 2, 2015 . thanks for sharing .

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