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01 Dec, 2017

University student care package #2!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

I sent a second care package to our university student earlier this week. (Here’s the first one, in case you’re curious.)

University care package #2

This care package contained:

  • a container of homemade fudge, made with love by my mother-in-law
  • Smarties (because she’s SMART. Do you think she’ll get the joke?)
  • knee high socks from Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s (I’m obsessed with socks.)
  • hair elastics
  • A Me to We Rafiki bracelet I received in this amazing little package and wanted to pass along.

Not pictured: candy vampire teeth and fake candy blood. Nothing says lovin’ like candy teeth!

I packed it all up in an empty cereal box. My package must have been a bit smaller, or a bit lighter, than one I mailed before. As the post office lady was weighing it she told me that to send it Expresspost would only cost eight cents more. Next day delivery for a few extra pennies? Sign me up! That being said, it was still $14.00 to mail via Canada Post (in case you were wondering).

Perhaps I should have remembered that we’ll be dropping by for a visit soon. Hmm.

Related: I just learned that Queen’s University has its own care package service! Take a look.


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