Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Easter–Giving and Getting

*Giving*

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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.

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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.

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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. 

*Getting*

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

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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.)

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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. 

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I hope all of you had a beautiful holiday!!

 

Happy Easter!

 

2 comments:

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. :)