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post #21 of 43
I used my kitchen scale, and sent my beads in a bubble mailer than can easily be reused. I assumed return postage will be a little higher in case someone chose larger beads. I have lots of postage laying around since I am an avid fan of paperbackswap.com =)

http://postcalc.usps.gov/ if you know the weight of your package, you enter both zip codes, and you can easily find out the postage due.
post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by crystal_buffaloe View Post

Who else has mailed out? How much was it to ship your beads? (I can also just include the original suggestion of $5, too, no problem.)
Can I blame this on baby brain?

 

I sent with just a regular envelope with some tissue paper around the beads (they're rocks, they'll survive, right? I hope!) and it cost just under a dollar first class.. Sent the $5 because I didn't send a return mailer. USPS has a postage calculator online if you have a kitchen scale to weigh the envelope.

 

And yeah, I think this is squarely in baby brain territory. :) (FWIW, I didn't do any affirmation/quote, so you're ahead of the game there!)

post #23 of 43
Thread Starter 

If you are off on the deadline, no worries.  I won't kick 'ya out.  :)

post #24 of 43

Gah... I missed the deadline too -- will go out tomorrow if I can get to the PO!  So sorry.... sheesh.  But ... at least I'm not alone in it ;)

post #25 of 43

No affirmations or quotes here either. I had my beads sent directly from an Etsy seller as I don't trust anything to get across the border in a time and I don't think anyone wants to wait 2 or 3 weeks for them to get there!

post #26 of 43

omg...i am late too...can i still send them? I will totally send them Monday morning on my way to work. if not I am so sorry ladies.
 

post #27 of 43
Thread Starter 

Yup, send 'em in.  I've gotten beads from 3 people (well, 4 counting me, but i'm already here)

post #28 of 43
Did you get everybody's beads in? Did you get mine? (I hope!)
post #29 of 43
Thread Starter 

Yup, I've got everything.  I'm just aiming for some time to spread out and make sure everyone gets their beads.  I'm planning on going to the Post Office on Monday.

 

I'll be sure to post when they go out!

post #30 of 43

I didn't send mine out yet! Should I send mine out individually? Sorry - didn't have regular internet for a bit and then add pregnancy brain to that. 

post #31 of 43
Thread Starter 

Go ahead and send 'em out.  If you can get 'em out today they'll be here fairly soon.

post #32 of 43

Remember to send mine to the new address that I PM'd you! I have moved! (: 

post #33 of 43
Thread Starter 

Okay, I mailed out a bunch of beads today!  YAY

I want to apologize that I didn't get them out earlier.  I thought i was waiting for someone and then realized if I waited any longer i'd be sending out beads for a nursing necklace instead of birth beads.  lol

 

Anyway, 

 

AnyaRose no worries i sent it out to the new address you sent.  Oh, I already sealed yours before I could put in your change.  I do have it, I can paypal you if you like.  I think your change was like 7? cents??  I'm not sure, i just dumped it into the bag.

Carlin- Sorry, i know your little on is here already.  You should get yours in 6-10 days.

 

 

We did have one or two people not be able to play, so I have 2 baggies of beads waiting to be sent out with no homes.  I hope.  I REALLY hope I didn't forget anyone.  

post #34 of 43

No, no, my little one is still a good few weeks off, so they should get here with lots of time to spare. Thanks for doing this!

 

Carlin

post #35 of 43
Thread Starter 

oh, okay, then yay!!

 

It was fun, everyone sent such interesting and thoughtful beads.  :)

post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by katt View Post

 

AnyaRose no worries i sent it out to the new address you sent.  Oh, I already sealed yours before I could put in your change.  I do have it, I can paypal you if you like.  I think your change was like 7? cents??  I'm not sure, i just dumped it into the bag.

  

Awesome! Don't worry at all about pay palling 7 cents to me... haha. Can't wait to get the beads. (: 

post #37 of 43
Thanks for the update- I was just wondering what the status is! I hope I'm able to get them strung before too late! I'm also looking forward to seeing some pictures of what everyone does with theirs =D
post #38 of 43

Mine came today. I love how there seems to be a theme with all of our beads.. September mamas on the same wavelength, I guess! Now to figure out what to do about stringing them.

 

Katt, thank you so much for taking this project on. smile.gif

post #39 of 43
Hyde-- how exciting that you got yours already! Mine didn't cone today, but now I'll eagerly be watching the mail tomorrow!
post #40 of 43
I got mine today, too, but I haven't had a chance to open it, yet! What am I doing on the computer right now, anyway? After today's new preschool schedule for 2 plus DS2's birthday, I'm looking forward to some crafting me-time!

Thank you, Katt!!
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