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Lightbulb Carton as Photo Protector

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Lightbulb container holding photosFormula Z/S

Protect photographs when you send them via snail mail. Flatten the corrugated cardboard box, then slide photos of loved ones (the true lights of your life) inside. Grandma will appreciate the wrinkle-free snapshots.

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