Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Easter–Giving and Getting



Did you know that you can ship an jumbo sized plastic Easter egg?  I learned this from the Giverslog blog.  I have been watching intently her 13 oz or less series (because I think it’s awesome!) and this time I had everything to try out this fun mail treat.  So last week we dropped a few little gifts in the mail for our friends.



The rule is it has to be 13 oz or less for stamped mail.  On the Giverslog link she has the price of both 1 oz and 2 oz eggs.  She also has the price of a plastic sand shovel, a beach bucket, two things of silly putty and various other super fun in the mail packages.



I can’t wait to do it more!  I found myself waking up this morning thinking about what I could send for 4th of July. 


Our Easter baskets were modest this year.  With a $6 limit for each kiddo, I made up these:


Each kid got a $1 bottle of bubbles, a small packet of Star Wars Legos, a box of natural jelly beans and a peanut butter egg.  (Logan got a packet of spill proof cap bubbles which upped his basket to $7.25.)


The baskets and large paper eggs are a yearly use thing that each kid has had from their first Easter.  Lucas has one too, but I decided not to fill it, as he doesn’t care and it was another $6.  Winking smile

We enjoyed a wonderful potluck lunch with friends and then a fun Easter egg hunt in the back yard. 


I hope all of you had a beautiful holiday!!


Happy Easter!



Robin said...

I love the large paper eggs. We went much more modest this year also although I think I spent more like $8-$10 per basket. I love the idea of shipping eggs and am going to look at that for sending little gifts to our nieces and nephews.

fyek said...

Shipping eggs! Wow! I think I found my sister's birthday present. Thanks! Also, your children's Easter baskets look adorable and fun. :)