This is a sponsored post for Australia Post’s Video Stamps.
Hands up if you like snail mail? Well, snail mail other than bills. You? Me too. I’m crazy about it.
I’ll take anything I can get. I got so excited when we moved to the country because we actually got junk mail. It was like Christmas every week. Sad? I don’t think so. I’m such a lover of snail mail that each year I create a Gift Exchange so that people all over the world get a little happy in their mail. Fun times!
But even better than getting a letter is receiving a parcel in the mail, right? What is it? Who’s it from? Open it already!
Recently Australia Post decided to make parcels a little more fancy and fun by adding video. When I first heard about it, my head hurt. Send video in the mail without the hardwork of a DVD, tape, USB? BUT HOW? I asked.
The idea is that you don’t just send a gift this Christmas, particularly to loved ones you can’t be with at this time of year, you can send a bit of yourself. This video shows how it works. You can make your present a whole lot more personal and make your gift pretty much come alive. I like it.
It would have been such a treat with our gift exchange. People all over the world have been sending gifts to people they don’t know. Wouldn’t it be great to send a 15 second video to introduce yourself, hear another person’s accent?
We had a little play around and sent a video to my brother.
“We miss you was Merry Christmas!”
Once you’ve made your short video, all you have to do is this:
♥ Collect a video stamp from your post office. They’re free when you’re posting an express parcel.
♥ Stick the video stamp on your parcel. You can actually send the parcel before you record the video. You’ve got 12 hours to create it.
♥ To create the video, download the free Australia Post Video Stamp app. Scan your record code with the app, and record your 15 second message.
♥ Send your parcel.
♥ Wait for your recipient to get all warm & fuzzy when they receive your video.