LAST UPDATED: 5/15/2012
Hi, Mom & Aim :).
Wow, I am pretty full of of blessings these days!
hugs, notes, cards, pictures from you
mac & cheese
french fried onions
nuts: pecans, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds (without shell)
peanut butter M&Ms, Tootsie Rolls, Reese's Pieces, Chick-o-stix
salad topper, croutons
dessert mixes like cheese cake, Reese's peanut butter bar thing, etc.
apple cider and hot chocolate for ladies Bible study
treats for Brutus
Amazon or Kindle gift cards
pretty votive candle holders and votives
an occasional National Geographic, Time, U.S. News & World Report, or other current events magazine
I also enjoy the cooking and home magazines that Mom sends
just for fun holiday things (I have a good Christmas stock)
candy corn in the fall
candy canes at Christmas
What I DON'T Need (for now)
Zip locks --> stocked up on everything but regular sized freezer
Some countries don't like you sending in plants or seeds; these would probably be confiscated and may red flag future packages.
The USPO is fairly reliable, and probably the most economical way to send things. There are standard rate boxes for international shipping. Those are good especially for heavy things because it is the same price for up to 20 pounds (or something like that). If you are sending a lighter box, might want to check weight and see which would be cheaper.
Please put anything that could melt and/or spill out in a zip lock or other sealable bag/container, because it probably will.
Be sure to write what is in the box on the customs form.
Postage for a standard sized card or letter is $.98.
* If I am lucky, letters/packages will arrive in 2 weeks. More likely 4+ weeks, even with air mail, and even longer during the holidays. I have heard stories of mail taking up to a year to arrive, though that is definitely the outlier. I think the Myers hold he record at 2 years.
P.O. Box 456
Mt. Hagen, W.H.P.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA!