A little while ago, I was invited by my friend Kim to join my very first snail mail swap. It was hosted by Vibeke over at A butterfly in my hair and was themed “From YOUR country”. We were invited to sign via email and give our address and a list of interests. From there, she would match us with someone and we would then set off to prepare care packages with things made from our own little neck-of-the-world.
I was paired with Mai from over at usinrosin and I was delighted this week-end to find a lovely package in the mail from Estonia.
I was thoroughly spoiled : Delicious chocolate, raspberry crisps for my kids, a wonderful handcrafted soap, socks bearing the official colors of her beautiful country, homemade jelly and last but certainly not least, a beautiful beaded macrame necklace, made of her own talented hands. I’m just beyond words at the generosity and am truly grateful.
My package is making its way to her now. It left a few days later than I had hoped, but I think it was for good reasons which I’ve explained to her in a little note. I will keep that one to myself as to not spoil the surprise.
It has been such a wonderful experience, I’m hoping to participate in more of these swaps in the near future. Sharing with all these amazing women has given me strength over the last year, and getting to connect with them in more personal and traditional way has been a blessing.
Thank you Mai! Wishing a wonderful, creative summer.