Are ziploc bags allowed in mail?

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I just read that sandwhich bags are not ok to send in Compassion correspondence.  Are freezer bags that zip up ok?  I used one to send a pre-assembled puzzle recently.  Also, it seems like they might be useful to the children if they are in a dusty or rainy country.  They would make good letter or sticker holders.  Thanks!
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Hi Beverly! Please assemble the puzzle with glue first (so that it's flat) but you are welcome to enclose it in a sandwich or freezer bag as long as it fits the size guidelines. It is usually best to send paper or laminated items though. 
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Thank you very much for answering my question.  Here is another one:  :)
 I sent the puzzle assembled on a piece of thin cardboard and then tightly wrapped in seran wrap so it wouldn't come apart.  (And in a ziploc bag after that.)  Do puzzles need to be glued?  I didn't glue it.  (Oops.)  If I send a puzzle again, should I glue it onto the cardboard next time, or is seran wrapping good enough?  (I'm not planning to send many puzzles.  Just wanted to ask in case.) Thanks for your patience.  You are very good at interacting graciously with so many people.  I think you do a great job!
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Hello again! You do not have to use glue when you put the puzzle together but it's just a good idea to make sure that it won't fall apart on the way there. As long as you have something else holding it together you should be just fine. :) Also, thank you for your kind words. It means a lot! :) 
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Painters tape on the back of the puzzles is another idea.  It's not as sticky, so it should come off more easily and not ruin the puzzle, thereby holding it together for the journey to our kiddos, but making it possible for them to take the tape off without ruining it, allowing them to take it apart and put it back together for the fun of it!
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Karen, we actually discourage tape because often the stickiness is ruined in the hot humid environments that we work in. Otherwise, I'd say that's some great creative thinking! :)
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I was wondering why we have to assemble them before hand?
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The maximum thickness is a quarter of an inch. A jumble of puzzle pieces is more than that. By assembling it, you reduce the thickness and make it easier to ensure it stays together with the pieces on its journey.

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