when i saw the series called thirteen ounces or less on giverslog.com i was intrigued. the idea is that sending things that are 13 oz or less is pretty inexpensive via first class mail and there's a lot of fun things you can do. she gives examples of mailing a frisbee (just slap a label on it and drop it off at the post office), a stack of colorful post-it notes, or three bouncy balls. the idea i thought would be great was sending a package in a bottle. my niece is going to camp for the first time next week and i thought it would be fun to send her a little love.
i made a trip to the dollar tree and found some fun things that would fit in the opening of a snapple bottle. some hannah montana pencils, brightly colored rings to share with her cabin mates, pixie sticks, and some of those shaped rubberband bracelets that are all the rage.
i stuck 'em in the bottle, put a label on (not as cute as the one on giverslog:), and dropped it off at my local usps. imagine her delight when it arrives!