I've always been a massive fan of parcels and letters. Sending or receiving them it doesn't matter because there is something infinitely magical in knowing there is a letter on it's way with your name on it or a package zooming half way around the world to someone you love just because you want them to know you care.
What we need is more snail mail in this world, more ways to be personal and thoughtful in this very online and impersonal world at times.
Parcels, letters, thank you notes, flowers, a piece of art, a teddy bear, a box of delicious chocolates...anything really. Just something that takes a little more effort than an email or a text.
When my sister was living in America she would send me the most wonderful and rather hilarious parcels for my birthday every year as a way to let me know that she cares and she was missing me.
I missed her like absolute mad.
So when she would make a ridiculous card, write a long letter and send me picture collages of the two of us getting up to no good as kids and little American sweets and goodies it made me love her even more. I've kept every single thing that she sent me. Except the candy of course. That was just too delicious to keep.
So I've made a decision. I'm going to start sending 'I love you, I think about you' packages to the people that I love. Family, best friends, Goblin, Lolly....you know...the people who have and will always be there for me! Actually, Lolly not so much, she's just a total rascal, but this might be a good gift for my sister to convey her cheeky ways!
Anyway, back to my point...I'm not 100% sure why I have decided this now but it just feels right after the incredible support that I have experienced these past 9 months. Some thank yous are in order.
So, to get things started I've begun writing the letters to go in my packages and collecting little trinkets that remind me of that person. Then I will start scouring charity bookstores for books I know they will like and searching through Facebook for pictures of our adventures together. Next up will be getting the pictures printed off so I can write about our adventures on the back and deciding which style of wrapping paper and ribbon or string to use to make them look all beautiful. This bit is my total favourite!!
The last step? Shipping them off around the country and the world using trusty Parcelforce to make sure they arrive safely.
It's all making me very excited!! Do you send a lot of packages to the people you love??
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