- Aug. 29, 2015
-- Alice had an excellent idea this year for the holidays. She was going to channel her inner Pinterest, and make
Christmas presents herself. She booked out a weekend in November where she would devote time to painting picture frames and getting them ready to mail. On that Saturday morning, she woke up minutes before her alarm clock went off. So much excitement was rushing through her veins, as she had always envied those people who were so good at being crafty and creating things. She was going to blow everyone away this year. Martha Stewart, who
? Alice was certain that is what everyone would be thinking when they opened their flower adorned, personalized, porcelain picture frames. She quickly got ready, grabbed a cup of coffee, and headed to the craft store for her supplies. $400 later (maybe this was not the best idea afterall), she went home to begin painting.
It ended up taking Alice a solid three weeks to paint all of the frames, and she realized that maybe “DIY” was not her thing. Her ‘flower’ picture frames looked more like a version of the Rorschach Inkblot test. Total pinterest fail
. “Forget Martha Stewart and all of those annoying people who can paint and craft and fold their toilet paper into swans! I don’t want to be like them anyways,” she told herself trying to make herself feel better. Oh well, it is the thought that counts anyways, right? Alice did not want to waste all of the money and time she had put into these frames, so she decided to mail them anyway. She knew at least Grandma Betty would love it (nevermind that Grandma Betty is blind). She googled all of the ways to safely mail picture frames, and the unanimous vote seemed to be to use foam pouches. Because her bill was already racked up to $400, Alice did not want to spend a ton of money on shipping supplies. Thank goodness she landed on a site called PackagingSupplies.comhttp://www.packagingsupplies.com/Foam_Pouches.html
At PackagingSupplies.com, not only did Alice order high quality polyethylene foam pouches to protect the surface and corners of her Inkblot frames, she also ordered padded mailers to put them in. The prices were so affordable that they blew her mind. Additionally, she placed her order before 1PM EST, so her products were shipped to her the same day. Apparently 98% of the items on the site are in stock and ready to ship. Even though Alice’s gifts may have been a Pinterest fail, she would be darned if they did not arrive to their destination in a single piece.http://vimeo.com/137686477