I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day celebrant. No big public gestures, no Facebook showing-off, none of that. My boyfriend and I can’t really afford to celebrate… so Valentine’s Day was fairly uneventful for me. That said, I did have one Valentine’s surprise!
I signed up for the Valentine’s Post-a-Parcel (snail mail exchange) with Nia at Life & co. Maybe one of my favourite things since starting a blog has been participating in a few snail mail exchanges! Basically, Nia and I bundled up some lovely Valentine’s goodies for each other, which meant I was delivered an awesome package of loveliness in time for Feb 14th!
Nia’s parcel came prettily wrapped in lace and washi, and inside was filled with lots of individually wrapped goodies. Getting to unwrap everything individually made it much more exciting! Inside were crafty supplies like lace, stickers and an ink pad, a nifty giant peg, some vintage postcards and love-cards, chocolates, plus some magic in a bottle!
I especially liked the little bottle of magic; you can see it in the picture above, alongside one of the beautiful vintage postcards that has a someone’s actual words to their loved one inscribed on the back.
I sent Nia some bracelets I’d made, notebooks, choccies, lipgloss and pens, all washi-ed up in a pretty box. I hope she liked it, and that it arrived on time!
So, while my boyfriend and I may have forgone Valentine’s Day, I celebrated it with my blog! Which, considering the gorgeous goodies I received, was a pretty good trade off! I’m already excited for my next parcel exchange.
My blog probably suffered in this Valentine’s trade-off; while I scored a bundle of goodies, my blog only got a post telling you all about it. In a perfect, where I have a paying job and stuff, my blog would receive a camera for Valentine’s day – my iphone just doesn’t cut the mustard! But, no such luck for now.
A group of other bloggers have linked up with their own tales of Blogantine celebrations. Check out the link up (by clicking on the picture below) over at ‘Noor’s Place’ and ‘I Have a Messy Bun’ to read all about it.