i was in the Post Office today waiting in line to buy a book of stamps. i heard a lady a few people ahead of me in line ask the Postal Worker what the best way was to ship a big cookie. apparently in her family it is a tradition that she makes a huge decorated cookie (instead of a cake) for birthdays; her brother and sister in law had moved to another state and she wanted to send one to her sister in law. the Postal Worker basically told her she should forget it, it would be broken to bits before it got there : (
now, i've lived my entire adult life at least a thousand miles away from my family and i send them baked goods at Christmas all the time. so, when i left the Post Office and saw that the lady's car was right in front of mine, i followed her to Walmart and parked right next to her. when she got out, i introduced myself and told her my packaging tips for sending cookies thru the mail: wrap the cookie in a small box with bubble wrap or packing peanuts, then put the small box in a larger box and pad it the same way. i thought she might think i was some kind of nut but she was happy that i did.