With the advent of online shopping, a new kind of holiday crime has become more prevalent: porch piracy. If packages are delivered to your home when you aren’t there to receive them, the delivery person will usually just leave the package at your doorstep. This gives thieves, known as “porch pirates,” a prime opportunity to steal your packages right off your front porch.
PostalAnnex has been serving the packing and shipping needs of consumers and small businesses alike since 1985. In over 30 years of packing and shipping, the experts have learned a few strategies along the way to successfully ship your packages near and far. Here are their top 5 packing and shipping tips to help your gifts arrive on time and intact this holiday season.
The holidays come with all sorts of fun, festive events. It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle, but taking some time to stop and soak in the sights and sounds of the season can help you make the most of this time of year. Whether you attend a holiday concert at your local theater or purchase tickets to Mannheim Steamroller at the San Diego Civic Center, one thing is certain: there is plenty of great music to be enjoyed!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and by now, you probably have your menu all planned out. However, don’t forget your table decorations! While you could put together an elaborate centerpiece, there are also plenty of clever ways to make a statement without spending a lot of time on a DIY project. Here are a few nice centerpiece ideas from Good Housekeeping which won’t be too much of a hassle for you to make at the last minute.
America’s second favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is next week on Thursday, November 24, 2016. What’s not to love about a holiday where friends and family gather to consume a giant, delicious meal? After enjoying the classic dishes of turkey, gravy, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, you may have trouble finding room for dessert, but dessert is one of the most exciting parts. Whether your friends and family choose to go with the classics, like pumpkin or apple pie, or select a non-traditional dessert, finishing off dinner with something sweet is a great way to end the day.
After thoughtfully shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family far and wide, the last thing you want is for your gifts to arrive after the holidays. The professionals at PostalAnnex have compiled a list of final days to ship with UPS, FedEx, and USPS for a likely delivery by Christmas.
Halloween is right around the corner, coming up on Monday, October 31, 2016. If you want to have the best candy in the neighborhood, it helps to know what people actually want. Thanks to Candystore.com, you can shop with confidence. The site has collected and analyzed sales data from 2007 to 2015 for the three months leading up to Halloween in order to discover each state’s most popular candy. According to the site, California’s favorite candy is salt water taffy, with residents consuming 1.6 million pounds of the sticky treat.
With Halloween fast approaching on October 31, 2016, if you haven’t planned out this year’s costume, now is the time to take action. But, what if you’re at a loss for a great idea this year? First, decide if you’re doing a group or a solo costume, and then consider the genre you want. Do you want something scary or clever, historic or fantasy, simple or elaborate? Once you’ve answered these questions, you can scour the internet for ideas if you still need to decide on your exact costume. You can also pay a visit to your local costume shop.
Like many people, you probably have a few packages you’ll want to ship over the upcoming holiday season. While you could compare shipping rates between UPS, FedEx, and USPS and choose the absolute cheapest method to ship your package, you may not be happy with the end result. Before you ship your packages this holiday season, ask yourself these five questions to help you figure out which carrier best suits your needs.
For many people, October comes with Halloween festivities, which for some, means seeking out the adrenaline rush of a spooky attraction. The Quilter’s Newsletter recently made reference to The Haunted Quilt of Poy Sippi, a patchwork quilt in Oshkosh, WI which, in 1963, was said to be haunted. The family who owned the quilt claimed it moved about the house on its own, was tugged off beds, and was at the center of other strange occurrences.