How to Securely Wrap a Parcel For Christmas

Christmas is probably the busiest time for consumers and parcel delivery companies, with people scrabbling to send gifts, cards and other packages to loved ones around the world in time for the 25th of December. However, sometimes rushing to prepare and post a parcel can be the worst thing that you can do, and can lead to mistakes when wrapping and securing the parcel. So here are a few tips to help you make sure that your parcels will arrive safe and sound before Christmas. parcel UK account

When it comes to preparing a Christmas parcel, many people focus all their energy on purchasing the gifts needed for their loved ones, and don’t pay enough attention to how the wrap and post their parcels, which can end up being a costly mistake, as the worst case scenario is that the parcel can break open, and gifts can get lost, or worse, damaged. So if you want to avoid this, the first thing you must do is invest in good parcel boxes, paper, bubble wrap and plastic to ensure that your parcels will be well protected from wear and tear during transit and if it is damaged, then the contents won’t be lost or broken.

Parcel boxes are readily available from most post offices, and they vary is size, so there will be a box to suit your gifts. While these boxes do come with self-adhering seals, it’s worth giving them a bit of extra support with some sticky tape, such as duct tape. Once you’ve packed all your gifts into the parcel, stick some tape around the edges of the box, as these are the places that are most likely to come into contact with other surfaces, and most likely to get caught and rip on foreign objects. For extra support wrap tape around the box to ensure that if the seal breaks nothing will spill out, make sure that you don’t cover the address on the box with the tape, as this will mean that you’ll have to write it out again.

If your sending items in a postage bag, or a more traditional paper wrapped parcel, then you must take great care when wrapping them, as they types of parcels, specifically the paper ones, are the most likely to break as they are the most fragile. Try not to wrap anything heavy or sharp in paper, as it is more likely to break through. If you must do this, then make sure you invest in some bubble wrap, and place all the items in a plastic bag with the delivery address on it, that way, if the paper rips nothing will get lost.