Monday, 8 February 2016

Snail Mail Parcel Swap

 Just after Christmas we received a very exciting parcel from our friends all the way over in Canada. In fact we met on Facebook a couple years ago and since our little ones are a similar age we thought it would be nice for them to send each other some fun things. We spent a good portion of the year collecting bits on our travels to send over to Canada.
A very exciting package!
I will show you ours in reverse so you get to see it 'being opened'.

 We put in a magazine that has lots of information about our local area including a map...

...A special letter and some packets of tea, some pretty pebbles we collected at Lepe Beach...

...A stick of Rock and a little Cornish Piskie from Cornwall, some craft supplies, a British themed shopping bag and some handmade goodies...

Our friends sent us this cute little peg doll with Canadian ribbon so we made a little British dolly to send over to them.

We covered some boxes with pretty wrapping and put some treats inside.

 Big Sparkle had great fun painting this heart decoration and sticking on the beads. We also sent a blank heart and some beads so her friend could make her own.

 I had fun creating a pretty collage as a letter background. I really loved the Across the Sea image, very fitting for our exchange! Then we wrote a little bit about what we had been up to.

I wanted to include some used stamps so our friends could see what they looked like so I incorporated them on the letter envelope, sticking them on with washi tape to make it look pretty. I also used some bakers twine and a paper doily for decoration.

I used this sweet little Souvenir image as a back card for our pebbles.

Amazingly I found a banana dress lady image so she just had to go onto my Banana Cake recipe card. I used washi tape around the edges.

We included some different tea bags to try. The teacup packet had English Breakfast tea and the one with the British animal tea party contained fruit teas.

 Here is everything that was in the box. A few other bits that were in there were local postcards, some photos of us and our favourite places, a little handmade strawberry, a letter that Big Sparkle wrote, a pony scarf and a fun plane glider toy.

We had a really fun time collecting all the things for our parcel swap, in fact we plan to do another for later in the year.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Maybe our parcel swap pictures have inspired you to swap one with a friend? It's great fun!

Love Amber x x x


  1. What a wonderful idea. This is brilliant! X

  2. This is lovely. And very creative. :D

  3. Hi this is such a full post there is so much to look at. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Jackie