Papery Peep May 15: Happy Mail Swap

Happy Mail Swap

The lovely Jocelyn from The Reading Residence sent some bloggers a challenge this month. To swap a box of happy mail with another person, you can read all about the challenge here. But, the idea is to send a one off piece of correspondence – a happy box – to a person that Jocelyn assigns to you and you each send each other something lovely in the post. Just because.

I adore the concept, who doesn’t love receiving something lovely in the post? I was assigned a lady called Lizzie from Marmalade Pie.

I decided to send Lizzie a bit of a pamper box, we all need a bit of pampering every now and then but with busy lives barely get the chance.

Items in my happy mail box

As it is a #bringbackpaper challenge, there needed to be stationery (naturally).

Happy mail stationery items

Items to relax with.

Items to relax with

I also love the opportunity to use my lovely Cath Kidston writing paper set.

Cath Kidston writing paper

Boxed up and ready to go. I really hope the wine and the candle survive the post ok!

Happy Mail Box

I have already received my lovely package from Lizzie (thank you Lizzie). This was what was in my super parcel.

Happy mail 6

So from left to right, a bookmark, a gorgeous set of Emma Bridgewater post-it notes, a set of mini pens which will be fab for my handbag, some chocolate, a rubber in the shape of a ring and some seeds.

happy mail 7

I am particularly fond of the Emma Bridgewater notes set and the dinky little pens. I am not very green fingered, so I hope I don’t manage to kill the seeds, but I will enjoy planting them with my son.

happy mail 9


Thanks so much for my package Lizzie and I hope you like yours. I really like this idea and the Stationery Swap I did earlier in the year and hope to do it again. Thanks Jovelyn for arranging.

This blog post is part of The Reading Residence‘s monthly Linky Papery Peep

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16 thoughts on “Papery Peep May 15: Happy Mail Swap”

  1. Everything looks fabulous! I love running these swaps, as as well as loving putting my package together, I get to see how lovely everyone else’s are, too! Glad you’ve enjoyed it x Thanks for sharing with #PaperyPeep

  2. Wine and stationery, what a great combo! Nothing like a good snail mail swap to get you to the mailbox in the morning. Visiting you via #paperpeep linkup.

  3. Hello Laura – thank you so much for my gorgeous pamper box! It’s so thoughtful and I’m thrilled with – everything survived intact. I’m glad your parcel arrived safely – I hope you enjoy it! Just sprinkle the cornflowers over a bare patch of soil and something should happen xx

  4. What a lovely box of prezzies!
    I sent my package off last week for the post challenge and mine was decidedly chocolate based.
    🙂 There was a little bit of stationery in there but mainly chocolate. Maybe that’s saying something about what I like.


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