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The Red Box

September 10, 2012
gift delivery
Take a guess what’s inside…

Close friends know how bad I am when it comes to packing things or organizing stuff, whether my luggage or even my bookshelf. I’m so bad at wrapping gifts and I’m not even good at plastic-covering books. Yes, my husband does that for our kids’ books. 😀 So I was really proud of myself when I was able to do this ribbon-tying on a red box I was supposed to send last Saturday. Supposed, yes, because I was so happy how it turned out, although it’s a box I bought not made…I wanted the recipient to receive this as such. I happily went to the post office, gave my box to the friendly attendant and I was asked if I wanted a special packaging for it.

I gave a confused look because the lady in front of me laughed. She said that this box might not survive when I send it as is so I either pack it up neatly or put it in another box. :/ Now why didn’t I think of that. I’ve been receiving lots of boxes from the postman and they would usually come dented…well, yeah that explains it, getting thrown here and there. So I went back home that Saturday with a heavy heart. Gosh, and I already tweeted that I’m sending this red box off.

Anyway, I asked the hubby to take it to the post office for me, have what’s best for it – a bigger box, a brown paper or bubble wrap it before putting it in a box…I don’t know. I just hope this box arrives safely and intact. Made me realize that I should have instead used an online delivery service I blogged about here. LOL! Well, they say it’s the thought that counts. I’m counting on that!

  1. that red box will definitely have a long journey ,,, hoping it won’t get dented along the way … what a creative way to have a something like this for people like me also that are not gifted with wrapping skills.

  2. awww. 🙁 at least you have tried and proven that you can do a nice ribbon. yes, it’s the thought that counts and also the effort you have exerted. 🙂 whoever receives that red box must be a very special friend of yours.

  3. I’ve been to long distance relationships for quite a while and we are always sending packages to each other. Sometimes just to tease him I will buy colorful boxes too, reflectorized is better.. hehe. I just make sure to protect the box by using a transparent packing tape all over. It always work and my stuff are always intact when he gets it. 😉

  4. Well .. there’s always a next time. We learn something new everyday. Just keep practicing … and next time you know better what to do. Also, don’t worry too much, after all it’s the thought that counts. 🙂

  5. Dainty red box you got in there. I’m sure whoever is going to receive this box will appreciate the time and effort you put no matter what the state it’s in when he/she finally gets his/her hands around it. After all, it’s always the thought that counts. 🙂

  6. Don’t worry Ms Marie… the recipient will surely appreciate what’s inside the box and not how the outside look of it… he/she will be overwhelmingly grateful for the giver of the supposedly neatly-tied red box.

  7. You call this bad at wrapping things? Well it’s a lovely box and you chose well plus the ribbon looks really cute. If I’m sending a gift and would be sent out in the postal service, I would not bother with this beautiful box, my heart won’t take it. So if you see a brown box with a ribbon in your mailbox, that might come from me. ;P

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