Last month I participated in my first Snail Mail Collective. Organised by the lovely Lauren from Lost in Travels and Melyssa from The Nectar Collective, this monthly gift exchange is where you are partnered with someone most often from a different country, and you send each other gifts to a maximum value of $5. I absolutely love sending and receiving packages (who doesn’t?) so I signed up without hesitation.
As this was my first gift swap I was super excited to get to know my partner. The lovely Beka (check out her beautiful blog: Sunshine to the Square Inch) from America was my partner and the theme for the exchange was Gratitude. You can see what I sent Beka here and today (finally!) after almost a month in transit, I received her wonderful parcel. Patience is the key to great snail mail surprises!
Beka sent me her favourite hot cocoa mix, which I can’t wait to taste! She also sent an incredibly thoughtful journal with some handwritten quotes inside. In the card she suggested that I “write in the journal things [I am] thankful for. It helps keep a good perspective and is good to read through when [I] have a bad day.” That’s such an amazing idea Beka, thank you so much for your kindness, wisdom and thoughtfulness in sharing your favourite quotes with me. I’ll be sure to take you up on your suggestion and fill the pages with meaningful blessings. I’m so grateful to have come across you! Thank you for your parcel, it made it here on Christmas Eve! What an amazing surprise!
If you’d like to sign-up for the January exchange, you can keep an eye out for the order form on the organiser’s websites. As long as you join by the 7th of the month usually, you’re good to go! Happy Snail Mail everyone!