The other day I took a stack of these packets to the post office to send. Three of the four postal workers cheered (no fooling, they cheered) and said, "We've been wondering when these were going to come through."
I imagine after watching thousands of white letters and tons of brown boxes roll past it would be a bit of a thrill to see something a little more revealing.
But the packets almost didn't happen this year. I was out of clear plastic. I used to buy it by the yard in the fabric department. When they quit carrying it, they suggested clear table cloths. But this year even clear tablecloths were gone. The only other thing I could think of was shower curtain liners. Not only were there plenty in stock, they were cheap - half the price of plastic tablecloths and much cheaper than plastic on a bolt. Not to mention the free magnets in the bottom of the curtain.
From now on this will be the plastic of choice for future packets and table coverings. It's a nice, sturdy but pliable, plastic.
Necessity is a great little mother of invention.
(Cali mentioned in the comments that she wished she could link the video of Levin receiving his packet, so I added it as well as a picture of Zeph receiving his. I think it funny both boys were wearing the same shirt when they got the packets though they are cousins that live 2,916.1 miles apart.)