certainly this is the less expensive way to go. last week, i sent a box down to my buddy the JE plumber, for his kids. just candies and little toys, and the postage was, get this, $36 US for $10 worth of crap! oh well, i paid it. it is probably as much as he makes in a week. it is the least we ugly americans can do, and it means so much to the children. you should have seen their faces when i gave them each an orange tictac!!