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« on: January 15, 2005 03:23:02 PM »

one of my best friends just moved to london to go to school there for four months.  i really want to send her something more than a letter, but the postage is outrageous (about $9 for a letter weighing one pound, i didn't even bother looking at the packages lol).  and since i'm a broke-as-a-joke college kid, i can't be spending an obscene amount ($10 is obscene lol) just to get the gift/letter over to her. 

any ideas for small/lightweight gifts i could send her?  they could (but don't have to be) london or hometown related.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2005 03:25:40 PM »

How about a handmade bookmark (if she reads a lot), or a collage of photos of you guys together.

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2005 12:34:03 PM »

I had a friend who went to the Dominican Republic for a long time to do volunteer work. We made her a photo book, but not one of old photos. We went around to all of our hangouts and re-enacted our inside jokes and embarassing moments. We put the photos in a little book and I painted a cover for it. She cried when she got it. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005 09:58:30 PM »

Don't freak out about the postage. I've gotten some pretty thick letters before, but never a full pound. I'm thinkin somewhere around $1.25 for airmail international shipping for a regular letter. Some ideas that is a letter, but a little bit more. You could do a simple book. There are some really easy patterns where you take a large sheet of paper, cut and fold it a certain way and you have a little maze book. You could glue pictures to it, anything to make it a bit more exciting.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005 11:11:15 AM »

How about a candle or two?

Those are not expensive.... gotta know where to look  Wink

I made some for Valentine's Day and Im giving it to my best friend tomorrow.

this costs $5

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