If you are looking for an unusual, yet fun way to send birthday or other greetings to someone special, why not send them a message in a bottle? You can mail them. Yes, I said you can mail them. The post master may look at you a little funny, but they will accept plastic bottles addressed for mailing. It will cost you $1.35 to mail a 16 oz or smaller plastic bottle. And it is my experience that they arrive in good condition. But I would suggest using a heavier weight plastic bottle so it is not crushed in transit. This is a good way to recycle and re-use also!
I have been giving my Stamp Club members Happy Birthday wishes in a bottle all year long. I created a special message featuring the great quote below by Dr. Seuss by using My Digital Studio. After printing it out and adding my own personal sentiment, I roll it up and tie a pretty ribbon around it. I fill a plastic bottle with confetti and put the message inside. I then print a label for the front, and I'm done. It is so easy, yet it is one of those projects that brings a smile.
Here is the message I created in My Digital Studio. I love adding quotes, poems or song lyrics to my projects. A quick internet search will give you a variety of sources. My favorites are quotes from Winnie the Pooh and Dr. Seuss!
Don't forget that My Digital Studio software is part of Stampin' Up!'s National Scrapbooking Month sale. Purchase your own MDS software and receive a free package of Designer brads.