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Subject: ? About Mailing Craft Books
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 12:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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I just posted a few of my craft books and was wondering how other people mail the hardback (approx. 8 in. X 12 in. size) craft books. Do you buy the large bubble envelopes or wrap in brown paper?

Also, if anyone is interested, I am running a deal in the bazaar for the 2 Christmas ones.

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 3:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2007
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Hi Tina,

I've used both ways to mail craft books.  By the way I just ordered one of your craft books and another book.  One was on cross stitch and the other by Joan Johnston.


Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 4:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
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I try to mail in a bubble envelope, but if I don't have any, I wrap in plastic wrap (not the Press N Seal kind), just regular. Then I wrap in a plastic bag, to make it a bit puffy, then in brown paper, making sure the corners are taped really well.   I've sent quite a few this way and they've all arrived in one piece, and no damage.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 12:05 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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I've mailed out quite a few beading books in that size range - and yes, I bought the large bubble wrap envelopes from the USPS to send them in.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:46 PM ET
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Thanks for the replies. I went out today and purchased some large bubble envelopes. The books fit good. 

Marcia, thanks for the order and your books will go out tomorrow.

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 2:48 PM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2006
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I wrap those in brown paper or white paper. (We have large scale printer, and I have access to large 'scraps' of good quality paper.)  I haven't had any complaints yet, but that doesn't necessarily mean they all arrived in perfect condition.