Eggs in the Mail

04.07.11

It worked.
If you missed it, you can get postage details right here.

I am now sending more little eggs on their way.

and incase you’d like to see a little more, here is my favorite fun mail inspiration from the archives (or follow my 13 oz or less Pinterest board, or see it all right here):

A Disposable Camera | A Sponge | A Tube of Bert’s Bees | A Wreath and Twinkly Lights | A Disguise | School Supplies | A Pair of Flip Flops | A Big Ball | Plastic Eggs 1 and 2 | Silly Putty |Shovel & a Bucket | Ribbon Sticks | Bubblewrap Hopscotch | Fan Mail | Waterbottle Care Package | Bouncy Balls | Sticky Notes | Jr Mints | Frisbee | Mini Banner and Mini m&ms

find postage rates for happy mail right here along with other mailing details

 

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Cap Creations April 7, 2011 at 8:02 am

That’s fantastic! You are so creative! So do the eggs just need to be 130z or less?

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AmberLee April 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hi Cap Creations!
Yes, any package that is 13 oz or less can be dropped in a blue mail box and qualifies for first-class postage. As long as you can fit postage on the egg, you should be good. One other thing my nice postal workers have taught me is that the return address and mailing address should be on the same surface (i.e. not front and back).

good luck!!

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kathryn h April 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

I am so excited! I have been waiting for the update as to whether they made it! What a wonderful thing to find in your mailbox. Love it and I am off to copy it!

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Hil April 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

No way! That is so awesome!

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Rachel April 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

Oh, what a wonderful idea! The lady at my post office always says, “Oh, you again. You always challenge me when you come in here.” It’s always a fun adventure to try and mail new and different things. I’ve never thought of an egg, but you better believe I’ll be trying it this year! Thanks a million for the idea!

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amelia April 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

I bought eggs yesterday in the hope that I’d find out soon it had worked. My sons are so excited to send them off to their friends. I just can’t tell my dad since he works fixing the postal processing machines when people don’t send things properly packaged. Ha. Maybe, I’ll send him one.

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Kelly April 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

Yes! I’m totally doing this! Thanks for the update!

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Tegan M. April 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

So glad it worked! I mailed some yesterday as invitations to Easter brunch and am awaiting to hear from the recipients to see if they got them. Yay!

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deedee April 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

my grandkids are gonna love this idea… thanks so much….great fun…

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Alexis April 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Genius!

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Valerie April 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

OMGosh!!! Thank you SO Much for the update! Totally doing this. I bought the eggs but wanted to go and chat with the postoffice about it… now I am just going to drop them in to a big blue box and be on with it. I am so excited about starting our own 13 oz or less tradition… Thank you!

BLessings,

Val

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Monica April 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I’ve been waiting to see this update! Yay, i’m sooo excited to try this! :)

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Sherrie April 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

oh so fun! We bought eggs today to steal your idea! so i’m glad to know it worked!!! did you use 1 or 2 stamps?

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Randi April 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I’m so glad they made it … I think we’ll send some now too. I absolutely love the idea of sending those off to someone. What a fun thing to find in your box!

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Lilianna Grace April 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Oh yay! I saw your original post on this. Thanks for following up and letting us know it worked. I can’t wait to send some surprises to some unexpecting little ones.

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Nicole April 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I am so excited! This looks like such fun to both put together and receive! I have been waiting anxiously to see the response since you mentioned it before. I will be picking up eggs on my way home tonight! Thank you so much!

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AmberLee April 12, 2011 at 4:25 am

Nicole!
Thanks for your sweet note. I hope you enjoyed your egg mailing!

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elissa, ebb & flow April 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

i didn’t even know you could do that. love this idea!

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april's craft nest April 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

horrah! thanks for the update! i was wondering how it went! congrats!

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Cherie April 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

Oh how I love being related to you! :) My girls were so excited to receive their special eggs and I have found them hidden all over the house with treasures in them since. Natalie puts on her ice cream lip gloss everyday. Lucky kids! Every child needs an aunt like Amber Lee.

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Michelle April 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Too awesome for words. :)

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Asianmommy April 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Love this idea!

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Jennifer April 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

Great idea! We copied your idea and sent some to our friends and they made it all the way from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast in one piece and were a total hit! Thanks for the fun idea!

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AmberLee April 15, 2011 at 5:23 am

Jennifer!
Yea! I’m so happy your eggs made it–what a long journey for little eggs! Thanks so much for dropping to let me know!
xo
AmberLee

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SarahJean April 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

I was SOOOO excited when I saw this, I went strait out and bought all the stuff I needed to make little eggs to send off to Neices and Nephews. I went to the PO this morning, and they told me I couldn’t just put them in the mail and send them. :( I had to get some packages to mail them off, but they won’t have the fun of opening the mailbox and seeing eggs like pictured above. Maybe next time I will just put stamp on it and send it through the big blue box.

Thanks for the AWESOME idea!!! :)

PS Can’t wait to send off bubble wrap hop scotch to stressed out “adult” friends.. :D

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AmberLee April 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Hi Sarah Jean!

Thanks for taking a second to stop back and let me know! And I’m so sorry I got you in trouble! : )

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Ashlie April 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I so loved finding this idea! Got all the goods for it and shipped them off today! Cost me $1.74 per egg! The lady at the p.o. was kinda rude but her co worker backed me up! Thus they are on their way to my niece and nephews in Alaska! They are going to be soooooo surprised! I can’t wait to hear their reactions!

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AmberLee April 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Ashlie!
Thanks SO much for taking a moment to stop by and let me know! Yea. I’m so happy it worked, even if you had to cause a minor incident at the post office!

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angela April 15, 2011 at 7:52 am

I went to the post office to drop mine and I failed :(
My eggs were apparently too small to be sent

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AmberLee April 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Hi Angela,
Darn. I’m so sorry to cause you the dissapointment.
And I hate to get you into more trouble, but if you’re really feeling like a rebel, you might try just adding stamps and dropping them right in a mailbox. I figure if there is a return address, it is fair game. But I have had some readers who’ve tried it mention they’ve been successful, and others who’ve also said the post office workers said the eggs were too small.

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S. Hartman April 18, 2011 at 6:14 am

Love the Egg idea what size can be sent? Do U add extra stamps on larger ones? thankyou

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AmberLee April 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Hi Hartman!
I just used eggs that were a little larger than the normal size. Just the sligtly jumbo sized eggs at the store. Nothing special. For mail rates, you can check out this post just a couple days earlier: http://www.giverslog.com/?p=10773
I bought stamps at the post office counter and just made sure I had enough to follow the first-class package rates (not the envelope rates)

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Elizabeth E. April 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

I did it too!!
I sent out 12 eggs, and so far have heard that 9 have made it. I still have a few days until Easter, but the grandchildren really loved those eggs. Thanks for the great idea.

Any online sources on bigger eggs? Mine were tiny. The blogpost about them will go up on Easter (one family is waiting to open theirs until then: occasionalpiece.blogspot.com).

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Kiasa April 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I just posted about doing this! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! We loved doing it!!!

Here’s the link to my post about it: http://whoknewidgothisfar.blogspot.com/2011/04/eggs-in-mail.html

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Katie April 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I just came over from Elsie Marley and I am totally loving your Happy Mail series. What fun ideas! I just might have to re-think the way I package my shop products. :)

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gina April 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

I sent a couple big jumbo sized eggs to my nephews for Easter. They weighed just under 4oz. I mailed them directly into the blue mail box because I knew the postal workers would give me a hard time. It worked! My nephews really think the Easter Bunny mailed them Easter eggs! Super idea!

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AmberLee April 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

Thanks for the note, Gina! You are so sneaky : )

I’m so happy they made it.

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Andrea May 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

My girls and I mailed off some eggs to their cousins and friends! They had fun stuffing them and putting them in the mailbox! and I had fun knowing little surprises were on their way to surprise our friends :) They recieved them and loved them! Thanks for an awesome idea!!

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AmberLee May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hi Andrea!
Thanks so much for taking a minute to come back and share! I’m so happy they made it. Hooray!

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Michele July 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I remember when I was little my Grandma mailed me a coconut from Florida back to Minnesota. It was great fun!!!

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Kathryn K March 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I stumbled upon your blog and was instantly hooked on your Happy Mail ideas. Your ideas are inspirational and I am eager to mail out some of my own >13 oz packages to unsuspecting recipients. THANK YOU!

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Debbie March 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I love all of your happy mail ideas. I’m sending off eggs filled with Easter egg dye and coloring/decorating supplies today. Thanks for sharing!

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Bridgett July 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

Hi! I came across you on pinterest and I LOVE the idea of sending random stuff. I plan on mailing a flip flop to a friend b/c I think it will be hilarious and I think she’ll love it too.

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