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11 Things you never knew could be mailed

Christina Haller works full-time in marketing, is a mom, wife, freelance writer, and lover of cats, coffee, ethnic food, and traveling, and is currently living in Minneapolis.

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It's time to get crafty and creative with your mail. Your mail carrier will be delighted... and maybe a little jealous.

Cards are so 2013. Get crafty and send your friends and family members a homemade 3D postcard instead. They'll get a kick out of opening the mailbox and finding something that looks edible inside.

Here are 11 of our favorite homemade postcards you can make yourself and mail.

1. Watermelon

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A watermelon package is a fun way to ship a gift. This adorable foam and cardboard container can hold small treats and trinkets and offers a fun surprise for any recipient.

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2. Slice of cake

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Nothing says happy birthday like a slice of cake. Even if you can't eat it, this chocolate cake postcardwill be a delightful surprise for the birthday boy or girl.

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3. Pumpkin pie

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Rather than sending an invite or a Thanksgiving card, go above and beyond with a slice of pumpkin pie. Who can refuse that?

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4. Ice cream sandwich

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No matter the season, everyone loves ice cream. And an ice cream sandwich postcard is no different.

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5. Popsicles

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Recycle those old pool noodles and make Popsicle postcards. What a sweet surprise to find awaiting you — no freezer required.

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6. Fortune cookies

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Send a fortune cookie with a message for Valentine's Day or any other occasion just for fun.

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