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Will You Be Sending Christmas Gifts To Out-Of-Town Friends And Family Members?

Are you simply bushed after the Thanksgiving Day you helped to plan? Or, having Thanksgiving Day behind you might just be the motivation you need to prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Part of those plans are more than likely the shipping of gifts to out-of-town friends and family members. In fact, those recipients might be at the top of your list, just because you want to make sure that their gifts are delivered in a timely manner. From ordering custom printed labels to buying the right shipping containers, here are some ideas that might help you. 

Order Custom Printed Labels - Consider how easy it will be to have labels that include your name and your address and then a space for the recipient's mailing information. You can even customize the printed labels with a fancy holiday design, maybe something like a Christmas wreath or a picture of Santa Claus. However, if you do that, think about the fact that you probably won't want to use those seasonal labels until Christmas of 2019. Instead, consider customizing your printed labels with something like a monogram or with the first letter of your surname.

Choose a script design for the monogram or the initial if you want an elegant look to your printed labels. If you want something less formal, consider a block letter design. For either style, you can select multi-colored designs, or you can go with something like red or black. The great thing about ordering printed labels is that they are so affordable that you might even order some to give as stocking stuffers. 

Buy The Right Shipping Containers - As you purchase the gifts you'll be sending to out-of-town friends and family members, consider the kind of shipping containers and the packing materials you'll need to buy. For example, if you are sending an unframed large photograph, you might want to select a long tube in which to pack it. If you're sending a new bestseller book, you'll probably just need to buy a padded mailing envelope a bit larger than the book.

For fragile decorative pieces, say a porcelain Christmas figurine, consider purchasing something like bubble wrap that will go inside the box you select for mailing the figurine in. Consider marking the package with words like No Peeking Until Christmas Morning or, Open Before Christmas. When you send the gifts, think of alerting the recipients the day the packages have been sent so that they can be on the lookout for them. 

For more information, contact a company like Dixie Labels & Systems Inc today.