Ingredients:1 sturdy container for the baked goods1 box of wax paper1 roll of tape1 sturdy corrugated cardboard box Bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts, plastic grocery bags or other packing materials
Place the baked goods in a sturdy container lined with plastic wrap or wax paper. Layer wax paper between the baked goods, using crumpled paper to fill in any void spaces.
Secure the lid of the container to the body with tape, to keep it from accidentally popping off.
Place the container in a sturdy corrugated cardboard box, and use packing materials to cushion the container tightly in place.
Shake the box -- if you can feel or hear any movement, add more cushioning.
•Don't forget to include a card or sheet of paper with the shipper and/or recipient's contact info on it. In case the shipping document gets lost, this information will help get the package to its destination. •When thinking about gift ideas, small or sturdier items like sugar cookies, biscotti and popcorn are some of the sweet treats that will ship the best. •Be sure to send your cookies early in the week so that they are still fresh when they arrive, as shipping may take up to 3 to 5 business days. •For more tips and affordable shipping ideas, please visit www.fedex.com/us/holiday.
Trees for Troops
In conjunction with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, FedEx donates transportation and logistics services to help deliver Christmas trees to activated service members and their families. Since the program began in 2005, Trees for Troops has delivered more than 100,000 trees to troops stationed at more than 60 bases around the world.
Here's how you can help spread holiday cheer to military families:
Make a Donation
Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, to help fund the Trees for Troops program.
Buy a Tree
Find a Trees for Troops Weekend location or a tree farm near you. You can purchase a tree to donate to Trees for Troops.
Buy an Ornament or T-shirt
•Purchase a commemorative pewter ornament, with proceeds benefiting the Trees for Troops program. •The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation partners with Greater than Goods to sell t-shirts and sweatshirts. For every Trees for Troops item you purchase, $5 will be donated to CSF for the Trees for Troops program.
Learn more at www.treesfortroops.org.
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