Monday, November 14, 2016

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent

Time lately has felt like the saying, "The days are long, but the years are short." It's now mid-November and the holidays (Thankgiving, Christmas, and New Year's) are going to be upon us in no time.

As an aside . . . a quick Google search turned up that this quote is by Gretchen Rubin from her book, The Happiness Project. She writes about the quote in this blog post: The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short. Add this to the list of things that I now cry about since becoming a parent!

Anyway, I've participated in a handful of swaps before over the years, and obviously, the results can be mixed depending on who you're matched with. I now have about a 60% success rate with a swap partner (or partners) NOT flaking out. It's disappointing when people sign up for a swap, but don't follow through. Last year I stumbled on and participated in the Goody Goody Gift Swap. Fortunately, this swap partner, Nadia, was really good (package I received in a later post!).

Here's the package I sent:

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I should've blogged about the package I sent earlier, because now I don't remember what I included in a couple of them! But a few highlights:
  • A pocket letter with various crafty goodies
  • A mint-colored Instagram album
  • A sampling of textured mini origami paper from Mako, our Japanese exchange student from 2010

And some more pictures!
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

See also:
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Received
Pretty Postal Floral Swap 2016 - Sent
Pretty Postal Floral Swap 2016 - Received

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