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Subject: wrapping
Date Posted: 12/15/2012 3:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/17/2012 3:09 PM ET
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In my experience, I've found the following to be inappropriate for wrapping books for mailing: parchment paper, seaweed, hot wet cloths, thin flat pieces of bread, or babushkas.

Subject: Babushkas
Date Posted: 12/17/2012 3:54 PM ET
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Whereas I would argue that a babushka of the grandmother sort might be just what one needs to get a book through the perils of the postal system. She could speak to them every step of the way about why this parcel isn't being expedited, why it's hanging around in a sorting hamper, why isn't the DC being scanned, etc.  I should think the postal persons would be rightfully beaten into shape.

Date Posted: 12/17/2012 4:02 PM ET
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Unicorn hair, in my experience, is the best wrapping, as it never rips and it glitters so brightly.  But I have not found a reputable vendor on eBay to keep me supplied... the last one sent me fairy floss, which they were claiming was unicorn hair, and my parcels were a disaster ...

Date Posted: 12/17/2012 9:06 PM ET
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Before wrapping, I always dip the book in glue first and set it aside to dry. This prevents any water damage during shipment.

Date Posted: 12/17/2012 10:44 PM ET
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Everything is better wrapped in bacon, even books.

Last Edited on: 12/17/12 11:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 11:00 PM ET
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I like to recycle the wrappers from my McDonalds hamburgers.
Date Posted: 12/19/2012 1:31 AM ET
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My new favorite thread heart

Date Posted: 12/19/2012 8:03 AM ET
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I get all my book wrapping done at Santa's workshop since we all know that elves are such perfectionists.