Monday, January 30, 2012

"Most Wanted" List

Since a few of you faithful readers have expressed an interest in sending us letters/cards/packages since my recent post and have asked for requests of what we would like the most I thought I'd write this post as a follow up.  Here is our list of "most wanted" items that will fit in one of those padded envelopes.  Some had asked if there was a size limit for the envelopes.  As far as I know there is not, there is only a limit as to the weight: 4.4 pounds.

  • Cheese packets from the boxes of mac and cheese.  (We can get the pasta here, no need to send that...just the cheese packets.)
  • Sugar free gum
  • Starbucks Via
  • Ink Cartridges:  HP 60, 92, 93 (might want to seal these in a couple of Ziplock bags just in case)
  • Fun pens (especially the glitter and gel kinds) and pencils (for school)
  • Cheap earrings/ necklaces/ accessories for girls (from Walmart, or Target or Claire's, etc.)
  • A few DVDs that we can't get here:  Little House on the Prairie TV series (any season except 2 and 4, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,  Andy Griffith TV series (any season except 7), Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, Sesame Street, the original Father of the Bride with Spencer Tracy, and its sequel Father's Little Dividend
  • Good playing cards
  • Sour Warheads, etc.
  • Comic books...Spiderman, X-Men, Superman, etc
  • Red Hots (cinnamon candies)
  • Twix
  • Reece's PB Cups
  • Hershey's Chocolate Bars
  • Washable markers
  • Chocolate chips
  • Small Lego sets
  • Pecans
  • Individual packets of sugar free decaf teas (that go in bottles of water) 
  • Craft kits/items for all ages
  • 16 gig or higher flash drives
  • 8 gig or higher SD cards
  • Beef jerky
  • I Tunes and Kindle gift cards so we can purchase books/movies/TV shows/music (actually you could just email us the number, no need to mail the card)
  • Small/inexpensive electronic gadgets
  • Parmesan cheese (you might have to get this in packets in order for it to fit in the envelope)
  • Men's black dress socks
  • Pepperoni (the kind that doesn't have to be refrigerated)
  • Trail mixes (personally, I love the Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso (from Target), the rest of the family loves any kind)
I know I will think of plenty more things and so hopefully I will update this list as we go along.  The envelopes in which you pack in around 4 pounds should cost around $30 to mail.  It takes about 2 weeks (or more....up to several months at times).  

I haven't posted our birthdays here for security reasons, but if you'd like those just email or facebook me and I'll send them to you.


Kim said...

This is great....thank you, I just got my padded envelopes tonight :) Now I have a list to fill them with!

sally said...

You can order flat rate bubble wrap envelopes from the postal service. You cannot get these at the post office, only online. They are free and are shipped free. Do not ask me why you cannot get them at the post office! They can take up to 4 pounds of stuff and the rate from the USA to Bolivia is $13.95. This is the cheapest way that I have found to ship overseas. If you can fit it as they say you can ship it. I sell on Ebay and found this out through shipping so much. This is way cheaper than 4 pounds to Bolivia any other way. You might want to add this info to your Blog Denise. I send gifts to the orphanage in these.

The Holmans In Bolivia said...

Kim and Sally, we got your packages. Kim's yesterday and Sally's today. Stay tuned for pics! Exciting stuff. Thank you so much!!! Sally, I will publish your info about mailing on my blog. Thanks.