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Lovely Letters Snail Mail Exchange

I recently participated in the April Lovely Letter Snail Mail Exchange. My partner, Barb, and I sent each other colourful themed goodies! She’s a fellow Canadian and it was so nice to receive some mail from the great white north! The mail came quick! I was surprised since Canada post usually takes forever. She’s still waiting on my package, which will be there soon – hopefully! I really hope she likes what I sent!

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Okay, so a bit about the parcel. Woohoo!! Yay, mail! When I saw it I knew by the size of it that it was a “Lovely Letter”. Most of my other mail is relatively small in size.

Mail tragedy: When I turned it over I realized that there was a rip 😦 Nooooo, mail carriers, please care for our mail like you would a small child! Am I the only one who gets sad when something like this happens? When I opened it I saw bubble wrap – amen to that – secured with some fun washi tape. I love surprises!!!

There is one thing I saw as soon as I opened the envelope. Yummy yummy chocolate! SMARTIES! I have never ever seen smarties in Korea, so this was very special! It was a chocolate egg with colourful smarties inside, but sadly I couldn’t get a pic since I scarfed it down as soon as I saw it. A bit of it melted, but thankfully the other goods weren’t affected. And on to the other gifts….

Look at how this lady spoiled me! Amazing stuff!! Along with the chocolate, a set of colourful hilighters, a wonderful memo book (that I will definitely put to good use at my new job), three pretty note cards, organic earl grey tea (can’t wait to try it while writing some cards) and a beautiful “Birthday Rafiki” friend chain! What I loved most about the chain is that it can be a necklace, bracelet, anklet or headband…. and the chain supports education in Free the Children communities. Barb’s purchase has provided children with tools that empower them to lead happy lives. 🙂 Thank you, Barb! Such a thoughtful snail mail pal and person!

        

I’ll be sending Barb a thank you note soon. Be sure to check out her blog! Oooh and take a look at Lovely Letters, too!

Happy mailing, everyone!! 🙂

Lovely Letters Snail Mail Exchange
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100 Day Countdown Planner

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“If you hold on to your dream, you can do it.”
By Morning Glory

So I know that I’m supposed to write a to-do list and fill in the date and timetable but I don’t want to use this for 100 days and then throw it away. I’ve kept it for years now, counting up or down. It sits on my desk and each new day/number is a different colour. I have another monthly planner that I write in but this is my way of motivating myself when there is a countdown on.
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My friend purchased this for me from a stationery store in Seoul, Korea. I think that most students use this for the 100 days leading up to the “Seuneung”, which is a university entrance exam similar to, but far more high-stakes than, the SATs. What do you use to plan or count down the days?