I couldn't put a gift together without a homemade tag! I thought this little "Donut Be Sad" stamp was so adorable, and it makes me smile to see it every time. There's just something endearing about a smiling donut with a tear....Don't you think?
How to Ship Cookies:
- Try to bake your cookies within 24 hours of shipping.
- Let cookies cool to room temperature before packaging.
- Place cookies in an air-tight container.
- Put waxed paper or parchment between each layer of cookies to keep them from sticking to each other. (I just recycled the parchment paper I baked the cookies on for this.)
- If cookies don't completely fill the container, add shredded or crumpled waxed paper, parchment paper, or cupcake liners to fill the gap.
- Place container in a shipping box with 2-3 inches of packing on all sides to keep cookies from breaking during shipment.
- If shipping the next day, freeze your box of cookies overnight to ensure freshness longer. If you're shipping during the cold-weather months, that will help, too.
- Mark the box FRAGILE.
- It's best to send your cookies on Monday or Tuesday to ensure the cookies don't sit in a post office or warehouse over a weekend and start to get stale.
- I recommend USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery) as a fairly fast and economical shipping method.
Here are two guides for shipping other handmade treats:Caribbean blue twine from The Twinery this week, and it matched my tag so perfectly!
Do you have any tips for shipping home-baked treats?