FOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah
- Aug. 19, 2015
-- I made a painting of a horse about two years ago originally intended for my ‘one day’ nursery. We still lived in Indiana at the time. We ended up moving to Florida and got pregnant shortly after. When designing my nursery, I centered everything around this painting. The color schemes, where things would be hung on the wall, etc. I even made a special frame for it. At my baby shower, however, my friend gave me an insanely gorgeous framed picture roughly the same size as the horse painting. When I held up both of them to the wall intended for the painting, the picture she made me fit so much better. Because her nursery had to be perfect,
I decided to forego my sacred artwork.
Two moves later and the painting still has no home on any of our walls. My cousin, however, has told me several times how much she loves the painting and she wants one similar. I decided that rather painting another horse (that took me about 24 hours to do), that I would just send her this one. I told myself that I would wait until I found a box to fit it into before I would ship it. Last fall I intended on shipping it to her for Christmas. However, I never seemed to run into any cheap packing boxes. I also think that a part of me did not want to part with the painting for sentimental reasons.https://mckeesblogonpackaging.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/wh...
Today I decided was the day
to mail the painting. Although it has been almost a full year, for whatever reason it could not wait any longer. I went to FedEx after doing lots of research about different shipping companies to see who would be the most affordable and sell cheap packing boxes (http://www.packagingsupplies.com/packing_boxes.html
). Turns out, I was wrong. Forty-
seven dollars later, my painting went inside an ‘artwork’ box (that I’m pretty sure was designed for rocket scientists to assemble because it took me and 2 FedEx workers about 20 minutes) and is on its way to Marlyand. Twelve of that $47 was the box itself. My husband choked on his lunch as I was telling him how much I spent. Turns out that was not the cheapest option afterall. PackagingSupplies.com sells all sorts of shipping supplies including cheap packing boxes. For $10 more, I could have gotten an entire bundle
of boxes and mailed out paintings to everyone in my family. Now all I have is a hole in my wallet and I get to sleep in the dog house tonight.