Bouncy Balls are 13 Ounces or Less


We had a lot of fun with our latest package.

We couldn’t resist trying to bounce the whole package once it was all wrapped up.

It’s pretty sturdy, incase the postal workers aren’t able to resist.

We’ve been having a lot of fun with this series. And I’m really excited about the next couple ideas we have coming up. Stay tuned.

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

A Great Big 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


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Whatever DeeDee Wants February 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

What a fun idea!


Sherry Cartwright February 25, 2010 at 11:06 am

This is a fun idea!


Samantha Lee February 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I can tell you’re having a ball with this. Hardy har! Now I am feeling a little positive pressure to come up with a few things to mail . . .


Michelle February 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love this series and this is another super fun idea. : )


Tricia February 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I know this sounds crazy but I seem to have some crazy fear of post offices… I have a HORRIBLE Time mailing things!! I love getting mail but I am getting so much inspiration from your posts.. Thank you so much – I am sending something off on Saturday.


Sherry Cartwright February 26, 2010 at 7:37 am

I was peeking at this idea again and had this light bulb moment —- how cool would it be to send plastic Easter eggs in this same manner?! Ooooooh.


Christina February 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I love your 13 oz. or Less idea! Is there a way to join in on the fun? I come across stuff all the time that makes me want to get in on it!


AmberLee March 1, 2010 at 7:21 am

yes, yes! I’m so glad you asked! Are you on flickr? (If not it’s pretty simple to join.) I created a flickr group for 13 oz or less and am pining for anyone to add photos of their fun mail (like Lauren just did). Here is the URL:

I’d love to see what you have in the works! (If you join flickr and have any troubles figuring out how to add to a group, just let me know!)


TeddyStartedIt March 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Oh what fun!! I wish, I wish, I wish I could get my life in order enough to joing the 13 oz party.


Emma March 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

Oh, I love this project! Fun mail is the best!

I’m going to get to work and contribute to the flickr group soon. :)


Paula W. March 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

What a brilliant idea! I always want to send my friends and relatives pick-me-ups but often find myself running out of things to say in a letter. What a fantastic and not too expensive way to make people feel loved! I am definitely going to join in the fun. Thumbs way up on this idea!


linda October 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

I keep going back to your page – Wheels are turning for Christmas and Holiday greetings!


Dawn April 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’m definitely doing this one with colorful rainbow balls — I’m just a little nervous about getting the postage to stick.


Hannah June 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

You could send a canister with cocoa and mini marshmallows for december


Meagan June 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I like the thought of fun mail! I didn’t see where you mention why it should be 13oz or less to send…


Cassy July 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thank you for sharing. We’ve started exchanging christmas gifts at our family reunion every summer because shipping is SO expensive. We spend more on shipping than the present, usually. This is inspiring–can I come up with something for everyone’s birthday? I’m thinking of taking on the challenge this year. Wish me luck–and send me a lot more ideas.


Tara July 18, 2012 at 7:31 am

I was wondering if you have ever tried to mail a pool noodle, I want to mail them out as invitations for my son’s 4th birthday party but didn’t know if that is possible


AmberLee July 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Hi Tara, Thanks for the note!! I have been planning to mail a pool noodle this summer but haven’t gotten around to it yet! Though I’ve had readers who have tried it with success! So I’m thinking it is worth a go. Good luck!


Tammy July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Nothing’s cuter!!


katie September 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Did the mail ever actually get delivered? Way cool if it did, but USPS is pretty strict about items being wrapped.


AmberLee September 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Hi Katie!
I think I might have extra nice postal workers, but yes, everything I’ve mailed has been delivered so far. Crossing my fingers it will stay that way! I’ve also been addding my own postage lately and just dropping it in the big blue mailbox.


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