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Old 07-16-2014, 10:51 AM   #1  
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Default Mailing A Card Long Distance

I will be mailing two cards to the Philippines in the coming weeks. One is a birthday card and one is a Congratulations for a new baby.

I want to put some IAMROSES on the cards. What is the best way to mail a card which would allow the flowers not to be crushed?

Wondering if I could put it in a fedex padded envelope and then a box?
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The smallest USPS flat-rate box would totally work. You could wrap the card in tissue, then tuck it into the box - no worries!
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Thanks so much!
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Yes, great idea. I think USPS has a rate for international flat rate boxes, too.
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Please don't use a fedex envelope as packing material unless you're actually going to send it fedex.
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Please don't use a fedex envelope as packing material unless you're actually going to send it fedex.
Is there a problem with fedex envelopes? I send many items this way when doing branch mail.
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Personally, I would make a box envelope and then put the box envelope in a bubble envelope to insure that it would be safe. You can get them cheap at the dollar store.

I figure you've put a lot of work in it and want it in the perfect condition, that means a bit of extra postage. Always worth it in my eyes
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I ship a lot of cards from Sweden to the States, and have done both ways with bubble wrap around the card in a box and the envelope. The box is the better way, but what I wanted to mention is one thing to keep in mind while shipping is your glue/adhesives. Make sure that they are the strong sort, otherwise regardless of how you send the card the flowers/embellishments can fall off.
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Just a warning these kinds of cards are going to cost you a bit to mail. A padded envelope should do well. I have mailed small items to Philippines and it was really expensive. I then switched to flat cards.
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Thanks! Everyone. For adhesive I use my Teresa Collins tape gun and glossy accents to attach flowers. Should I use something else? Its my best friend. She just moved back to the Philippines and I miss her. I dont mind paying extra.
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In doing swaps I've found it best even when using a padded envelope to wrap the envelope all over (except where the metering goes) with shipping tape. What you are sending will be weather proof as well as a bit more P O machine proof.
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