Happy Mail

Happy mail from the UK

Yay, so excited to get this happy mail from Nikki in England.

I especially love the purple lace and the cabochons.

But my favourite are these charms and collections of shiny things:

I’m going to have fun using them in my journals.

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Next happy mail to the Netherlands

Here’s the next package I’m sending overseas for a happy mail swap.

I’ve now got the goal to do a happy mail swap with people from as many countries as possible.

So far I’ve got Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, and now the Netherlands.

I’m hoping to do one a month.

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Sending some happy mail to the card giveaway winner

Excited to be sending a little bit of happy mail.

There were actually three winners but only one got back to me with their address, so congratulations to Erin.

She won four of my handmade cards with two designs.

And since I love happy mail and my love language is gifts, I added some crafty and stationery items.

Hope she likes them.

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Received my first Happy Mail

I got my first Happy Mail today and, wow, it surpassed my expectations.

There are so many beautiful craft supplies that I love.

I said that I liked butterflies, peacocks, blue, sparkles, and vintage, and I got all those things in the package!!!

It definitely made me happy and put a smile on my face. Made my day.

As soon as I finished going through all the beautiful supplies, I started making another package to send back.

Later I’ll go shopping to find some extra special things and then I’ll send it next week. So fun!

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Card Giveaway

I love sending letters and cards in the mail. I especially love sending handmade cards.

I make cards in bulk then slowly send them throughout the year. I ran out of cards though, so when I had two cards I needed to send, I thought I’d quickly make two up.

Two turned into fifty-four.

I tried a new technique with napkins and loved it so I got a bit carried away. I adore them!

So, after going on a card-making frenzy, I wrote in two of the cards and now I have fifty-two cards left.

Yay, I unexpectedly got my bulk lot of cards done.  I’ll send some as proper cards that I write in, but I’ll also send blank ones as part of Happy Mail packages. Then people can use them either to send to someone or in their art projects.

But since there are so many, I thought I’d do a giveaway too.

I’ll send a fellow blogger two of each card design (along with some extra goodies – it will be a mini Happy Mail).

To enter, just leave a comment saying what you’d love to do with the cards.

Which card do you like best?

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How a card from a blogger encouraged me

Yesterday I received a beautiful card in the mail from America from a fellow blogger. It was such a lovely surprise.

She was one of the people who entered my bookmark giveaway and I sent her a letter with the bookmark she requested. I wasn’t expecting any return mail so I was confused when I saw the envelope from America.

Then I opened it and when I read the card it made my day. The blogger thanked me for the bookmark and my kindness and generosity. She also said I reminded her to focus on what’s important at a time when she was struggling to be herself. She said I gave her an incredible gift and she was deeply grateful.

Wow! I’m never sure if my art and my words mean anything to people and when I wrote the letters with encouraging words to the giveaway winners, I wasn’t sure how they would be received. So to actually hear that what I created/wrote/gave spoke to someone was such an encouragement to me

I use writing and art to build people up, but to know that it actually does build people up reminds me I’m doing what I’m meant to do.

Not everyone understands what I do but I’ve come to a place where I know all I have to do is write and create and trust that God will use it to impact people. I’ve come to accept I may never know how it impacts people, but when I do get a glimpse of it, it’s so encouraging.

When have you been encouraged?