Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pay it forward

I got some sunshine in my mailbox last week.

pay it foward from jac
{isn't her wrapping wonderful?}

The lovely Jac, of Coco Sunday, sent me a handmade zippered pouch and one of her fabulous photographs. I squealed a little bit.

pay it foward from jac
{all hand embroidered!}

And this gift will keep on giving, because it's a pay it forward type of thing. Five of you will receive little packages from me, on the condition that you in turn select five lucky people who will get something from you. It's low pressure - the gifts can be small, and you don't have to get them out immediately.

Interested? Leave a comment here, letting me know if you want to participate. I'll announce my five picks on Friday.

After all, sending pretty packages in the mail is almost as fun as receiving them.

56 comments:

  1. That sounds wonderful! I'm interested!

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  2. YES! YES to paying it forward, and yes to handmade pretties! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!

    (That is the loveliest pouch in all the land. Sigh.)

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  3. although I am slightly concerned about the standard that has been set here :s

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I would love to participate, and pay it foward!
    XO

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  5. what a lovely little surprise to get in the mail! i only wish i had a gift for wrapping pretty things.

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  6. I think this is an awesome idea and would love to participate. Giving out small, unexpected gifts are the best!

    Thanks!!
    Rachel D.

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  7. I'd LOVE to be a part of this! Let me know if you want me to participate :)

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  8. oooh i'd totally love to get in on this... most excellent idea!

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  9. OOO! This sounds fun. Count me in please!

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  10. Eee, what a fabulous idea! Please throw my name into the hat :)

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  11. What a lovely idea. Rarely do I receive mail or correspondence besides bills or solicitation. The idea of receiving and sending out a package of creative goodness just makes me smile.

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  12. I've done something similar before on swapbot. I would love to participate!

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  13. Is there anything better than receiving a package in the mail with your name on it? Brightens my day every time... I love the idea of getting a package and then paying if forward to five other people and making their day. I'd love to play!

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  14. i love anything snail mail, there's just something about being able to touch what someone sent you. love the embroidery!

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  15. such a sweet idea! would love to play, too!

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  16. This sounds so adorably fun! Who doesn't love to GIVE and GET! Sweet!

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  17. Such fun is giving
    even more than receiving
    spread like marmalade joy

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  18. I would love to participate. I just did a seed swap and you are totally right...sending my package was more exciting than getting one!

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  19. i would sign up BUT i find having to go to the post office to mail packages in nyc to be a total b*tch. so everyone else pass on the joy for me.

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  20. What a lovely idea. So much more fun than a straight giveaway!

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  21. oh, i would love this! i get so many things in the mail that are wonderful but i can't use, for one reason or another...i'd love to pass them on to someone who would squeal with delight when they opened the package!

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  22. Sounds great! I'd love to participate. :)

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  23. Ooh Ooh! Pick ME! I just bought the loveliest gift paper and I have SO many ideas bouncing around in my head. :)

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  24. precious pouch!! this is a fabulous idea. ;-) xo

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  25. Oooh, I love things like this! Surprising people with adorable packages is one my favorite things to do. I have a penpal in England and we always try to outdo each other on the cuteness of our parcels. I'm definitely interested!

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  26. How sweet! The pictures and hand embroidered pouch are adorable and quite thoughtful.

    I wish I could participate, but sadly I am on the road...but I look forward to hearing about this fantastic pass it on project via future posts!

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  27. Not much makes me happier than a little package of lovely in the mail. What a great idea! xo

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  28. I'd love to be a part of this! I'm dying to make little bits of love and fun to send out to some peeps!

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  29. how sweet! i'd love to be a part of this.

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  30. ooh, I'd love to pay it forward! what a nice way to spread some happiness. :o)

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  31. I'd love to!

    http://unexpectedsunlight.blogspot.com

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  32. call me old fashioned - nothing better than getting a package of sunshine in the mail-box!
    love to pay it forward....
    pve

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  33. that little purse makes me sqeal a bit! LOVE the raindrops.
    Just discovered your blog and really enjoying it. You've even kind of tempted me to have a go at making croissants!
    I'd be keen to join in on the pay it forward gift giving fun.

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  34. What a fabulous idea, and a fabulous gift!

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  35. Yes! Count me in. The more mail the merrier!

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  36. Oh yes me, I'd love to do it!

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  37. There is nothing better than opening our mailbox and finding a little treasure to brighten a day. I would love to participate.

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  38. what a delightful idea! i'd love to play :)
    but there are oh so many ideas...

    www.thechicline.blogspot.com

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  39. definitely interested! I love pay it forwards

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  40. This is a most fabulous idea. I love sending and receiving mail - especially when beautiful stationery is involved!

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  41. sarahsmithinaustin@yahoo.comMay 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    this sort of thing is my cup of tea!
    sarahsmithinaustin@yahoo.com

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  42. As I told some friends the other day when we were talking about our love languages, "I like sending and receiving gifts." They are both very fun and heart-warming.

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  43. I'm all about the handmade/homemade goodness + paying it forward. Yippee!

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  44. Such a beautiful blog!
    Thanks for sharing this pretty idea!
    Greetings from Italy.
    Federica

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  45. Perfect idea! I've been trying my hand at stamp cutting for stationary and would love to have this motivation to start creating more :)

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  46. YES, please. Love sending and receiving special goodies in the mail. Wonderful idea.

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  47. What a fun idea! I would love to pay it forward too :)

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  48. I'd love to be apart of this!
    ~ Meg

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  49. amazing! i absolutely love this idea. who needs a reason for paying it forward, especially in times like these!

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  50. Ooooo... so darling, so cool! What a great idea! It's still Thursday night... am I too late to get in on the draw? Hope not!

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  51. Jac, is seriously talented. I would love to play along.
    ; )

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  52. i will drop by the blog to join in.

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  53. i love this pay it forward idea! and love making gifts- sign me up!

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