There are now many families that are spread throughout the world, with groups or individuals moving for a variety of reasons staying in touch with these can be difficult and to make sure that you are able to show you are still thinking of them and wish to celebrate events such as birthdays and Christmas then many families will look to send parcels to one another.
Sending parcels internationally is well known to be a lengthy process and with your parcels being loaded and off-loaded on to various vehicles including aircraft. This could mean that your fragile item gets its fair share of bumps and knocks along the way and the last thing you’ll want is for your parcel to turn up broken or in pieces if it was something delicate such as glassware or pottery.
Whilst we can’t control how well our parcels are sent with regards to care and handling you will obviously want to make sure that your parcel is best prepared for its potentially long journey. One of the most important things to remember is packing your parcel securely but many people will forego this as they want to send a present in gift wrap and bows, this is still possible but if you wrap your present with this decorative wrapping you should also aim to place this inside a slightly larger and more heavy duty cardboard box.
This is because your parcel will possibly be knocked and having that extra barrier can protect your present and arrive in one piece. To make sure the gift wrapped present isn’t bumping around loose in the cardboard box you should aim to insulate and secure your parcel with various packing materials that aren’t very expensive to buy. Polystyrene, bubble wrap, even scrunched up newspaper can hold your parcel securely and take the brunt of any damage that your parcel encounters.
It is also advisable to use a reliable and secure shipping service from a courier or parcel delivery firm when sending parcels overseas, especially when dealing with Christmas presents, birthday presents and other deliveries with set in stone deadlines. These companies are able to send parcels quickly and with the greatest levels of security to ensure it is only the intended recipient who ever opens the parcel.
So make sure you use the right service and packaging when you have a parcel to send this Christmas and it should arrive quickly and safely.