We All Love Happy Mail
We all love to get happy mail, today I want to show a fun and cost effective way to ship a box of happy to someone special.
Growing up I always loved to get happy mail and I still do to this day. Happy mail is such a great thing to put together and send for many special occasions, it could be for a birthday, holiday or just because you are thinking of that person. Maybe you have a friend that has moved away or a child that has gone off to college. Happy mail is the perfect way to reach out and let that special someone know that you care.
**I was compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links, for your convenience. These links involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission on purchases made after clicking – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.Did you know that all Dollar Tree stores nation wide will begin carrying Expressions From Hallmark for $1 each, and Heartline a Hallmark Company, for 2 for $1. With Hundreds of new greeting cards to choose from you can celebrate every moment with your friends and family without breaking the bank! Just take a look at a few of the great selections they have to choose from; and of course they are the same, high quality, Hallmark cards we have all come to know and trust for years. Can you think of a better way to brighten someones day and say you care?Well how about adding a happy box to your happy mail? Today, I also want to show you how to put together a super easy happy box. I remember as a little girl helping my mom put together “happy boxes” as she called them, for my grandparents. She would send them for their birthdays or holidays since we did not live close to them. The boxes always were filled with their favorite things like candies, perfumes or lotions, just a small token to let them know she was thinking about them. Sometimes we added quilting needles and fabric for grandma, or a new pocket knife and fishing lure for grandpa. Around the holidays we would add new sets of reading glasses, blankets, pajamas and books. Just the little things they may not have purchased for themselves on a fixed retirement income. So keep in mind that a happy box doesn’t have to break the bank, it just needs to be filled with thoughtful items the recipient will love and use. I will be creating a happy box, with the help of Dollar Tree, with over 6,500 stores located nation wide not only will they save you a bunch of money there is portably one right around the corner from you too; just check out there Store Locator, if not you can always visit DollarTree.com. These are are a few groupings of some sets that would all make great individual happy boxes or pairings and I found them all at the Dollar Tree. The top picture is a set that contains Racheal Roy’s book Design Your Life, paired with set of soft fuzzy non-skid socks, personal headphones, and screen wipes. The set below is more spa based and contains a matching set of a hair twisty towel, exfoliating glove and soothing eye mask that can be cooled in a refrigerator to prevent puffiness.Finally, the last rainbow bright set has a “Choose Happy” journal for your thoughts, a fun lollypop made of rainbow ponytail holders, and the Haribo Starmix, which is a variety of all their famous gummy mix all in one glorious pack. While each of these sets could be use to create a small thinking of you happy pack, I am actually combining them all together to create a Happy Box for a birthday girl.We decided to add in a few additional pieces for our birthday girl, that we knew she would absolutely love. We picked up this cute rolled blanket at Ikea for $4.99 it has a fun denim look too, it so perfect for the fall and football games. Of course what college student doesn’t need an Apple iTunes card? I mean duh, the possibilities are endless. Since she is now out of state, we added a little piece of home to the box with this Grassroots Candle, to remind her of home. Last but not least a new article of clothing in her school colors and favorite brand just to put a smile on her face. Okay so how are we packaging this up so it stays pretty when it gets there? Well first we will be using a flat rate priority box so we pay a single rate no matter the weight, which is the best way to send a Happy Box, but they are ugly. So we line the entire inside of the box with tissue paper in her favorite color. You could also use wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, glitter paper; you can be very creative here just as long as it stays on the inside of the box. The idea is when she opens it up that it feels like an inside out present, or a party in a box. Therefore, you can add confetti between the layers or curly ribbon; I personally just don’t want it to make a huge mess on her so I chose not to do that. However, if your recipient likes that kind of thing, I say go for it. The first layer consist of all the flat things; the book, the blanket and candle. Which as a side note, I did end up wrapping the socks around the candle for padding on the next layer.
The next layer I placed the tech gear: the head phones and screen wipes, along with the spa items: the hair towel, exfoliating gloves and eye mask into the box. Again, I used the socks to give the glass on the candle a little more padding along with the towel and the gloves.
The next layer, I placed all the the candies in almost like a bubble wrap layer. You may also notice that I did not put any chocolate inside. That is because it will probably melt and make a huge mess. Most postal trucks and delivery vehicles are not air-conditioned in the back areas where the boxes are located so the likelihood of a chocolate item melting is high, and that does not make for a good Happy Box. So, I recommend to stick to hard candy, or a gummy candy. We used Haribo Gummy StarMix, A&W Licorice Twists, and Werther’s Caramel Apple Candies which are great for fall.
Finally, we folded up the shirt and made a pretty presentation right on top for opening. The journal with the Choose Happy is perfect for a Happy Box and a total steal for only $1 at Dollar Tree, plus it holds her birthday card perfectly in place!
I ended up choosing this card because it was just so her…. and the cows will remind her of home too. Plus I mean how cute is this? This particular card was from the Heartline a Hallmark Company collection in case you love it too. I also really liked The Joyfully Yours, A DaySpring Company card they offered as well, but I am told they will only be at select Dollar Tree stores along with the Mahogany, Vida and Tree of Life collections.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on how to create a Happy Box, and that it might have inspired you to also share a little happy with someone you know and love today. As I mentioned before you really do not have to break the bank to send out a little happy mail to someone you care about and Dollar Tree has got all the Expressions From Hallmark you could possible need the spread that joy around like confetti. I know that our recipient is going to be thrilled to receive this box, and I am sure “happy” will be one of the many words used to describe her mood after opening this little treasure.
**I was compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links, for your convenience. These links involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission on purchases made after clicking – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.