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« on: July 20, 2009 08:17:08 AM »


My boyfriend has some overseas relatives (Holland MI, Bellevue WA and Halfmoon Bay CA) and we want to sent them some goodies for no particular reason. They're all real nice people, we visited them in 2005 and 2006, and planning to visit again next summer. I 'd like to sent all three a small package, and because we 're Dutch I want to sent them some stuff related to their Dutch heritage. Any suggestions on small goodies to craft/buy?  Roll Eyes It has to fit in a bubblewrap-envelope...

So far I thought about sending some:
-drop (liquorice)
-mini packages of hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles which go on bread)
-Dutch chocolate
-miniature wooden shoes
-fancy postcards

Oh and I made these bags to put the goodies in:

What do you think? I like the fact it's a little kitsch-y, but not too much.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009 08:38:42 AM »

Those sound like wonderful gifts.  I love that you are including all the dutch items, that's awesome.  The red handles on the bag really look great.  Can I be related to you too?

I would love to do a swap!

« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009 10:19:05 AM »

wat een leuk idee! Leuk tasje ook. Misschien kan je er ook stroopwafels bij doen? verder weet ik het niet, volgens mij heb je alles wat typisch Nederlands is er al bij zitten.
waarom moet het trouwens in een envelop passen, als je naar het buitenland verstuurd gaat het op gewicht, maak geen verschil of het door de brievenbus past. 

« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009 03:33:48 PM »

the bag is ADORABLE! Sent ME some fabric, and I'll send you some American goodies.

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009 06:37:07 AM »

 hey, thanks!

@ Calachuchi: it does make a difference if it's a package or an envelope that fits trough the avarage mailbox. Sure, it goes by weight, but a regular package (box) only has from 0 - 500 gr. and 500 gr - 2 kg. options. If it's an envelope kind of thing you can have 0 - 20 gr, 20 - 50 gr, 50 - 100 gr and so on.

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