… when next sending out orders after any fundRAising event:
- Be sure to first sort orders per name before packing them.
- Be sure to pay better attention to how many copies of a magnet someone actually ordered. Check and double check.
- Be sure to wait out late orders and special requests.
- Be sure to never tape shut an envelope until you are actually ready to send everything out.
- Maybe invest in having stickers made with your own address instead of repeatedly having to write out your sender address over and over again.
- Do not ever attempt Cyrillic script.
- Don’t send a package to the USA with DHL, it’s twice as expensive as the regular Dutch postal service! I found that out while purchasing the mailing label ahead of time online. I had sent something through DHL within the EU a few weeks ago and that was perfect with free track & trace, which made it a little cheaper than the regular postal service track & trace package. Apparently that is not the case when sending to the US.
- Guylty does this TWICE a year?!?
- Continue to love the fact that Richard Armitage fans are such an international bunch!
- A glass of wine at midnight after an evening of packaging is a must.
I had sent out magnets before but the numbers were different this time. When you see it all laid out like that in the end, it doesn’t look like that much work but looks can be deceiving. Still, as a one-off task it was quite fun to do (even if I did waste a couple of envelopes because I had to re-open and then re-address them). I have developed an extra admiration for how Guylty does all this with a much, much larger volume of orders. I am no way as efficient as she is but even with her efficiency, getting all the items together and sent out like she does is a mammoth task. Kudos are due! I’m in awe. I think next year, if there is another auction, it will be prudent to send some Richard-elves her way to help her out.
Anyway, it’s all ready now and I’m really glad I was able to chip in like this. And yes, I’d do it all again. I hope to be able to get to the post office this afternoon to actually send everything on its way.
To all recipients: thank you again for your generosity and for helping to aid LOROS and happy holidays to you! For those amongst us who are Jewish, the holidays have already begun as today is the fifth day of Hanukkah. Chag sameach to those who celebrate! Here, make and have some latkes…
… and I hope everyone will have a nice holiday month this December.