Not me... but "I love you" parcels.
Its been quite a scientific exercise in "volume" plus "mass".... I had no idea. Oh, and metric vs imperial.... that's a big one too. Then there is International "express".... or "Parcel" or "Small Packet"... and each one has regulations as to what weight restriction and size you are allow to have...
At first I packed a parcel of Halloween candy... in a 7 x 10 inch box.... smaller than a shoe box.. way smaller.... and it would cost $82 to get it there... ugh... I took it back home.. and redistributed some of the stuff into the second parcel.. which had necessities like cup a soup and power plug converters...
This was going to be considered "small Packet" so I had to keep it under 4 kg. That gave me enough leeway to add in a few candies, and trinkets from home. I packed it in a rubbermaid container for safety and also so they could use it for storage once she unpacked the parcel. This parcel would take 8-14 days to get there... according to the Canada Post Website.
The second parcel is much larger and it is Stephanie & Sean's Christmas box. It had size restrictions and weight restrictions but because it is going "surface", the limitations were not so severe. This parcel takes 6 to 8 weeks according to Canada Post. Therefore, I had to have it in the mail by Oct 20th. Its somewhat hard to get your head around Christmas Shopping in early October. I have shopped a lot in October for Xmas but never really had to do an entire Christmas List dedicated to parcel.... and I failed at it pretty much. I will have to send another parcel in Nov.. a small one.. to supplement the Xmas one.
So off I went.. armed with parcels.. one surface ... one small packet air...... to the post office. First thing... there is a "no string" rule now with parcels.. which I sort of recall. So, off with the string... Second... small packet weight restrictions are under 4 lbs.. not 4 kg... therefore... my little parcel was toooo heavy for small packet air... It became some other kind of parcel... and I paid a little more than I was expecting... geesh... the big parcel cost less than the little one!
They are off on their journey to Sean and Stephanie... and with tracking numbers in hand, we can watch where they are... and right now.. 3 days later... they are both in Halifax! Geesh.