On Wednesday afternoon, my stationery swap parcel arrived! How excited was I? So excited! But I'd promised Cassie that we'd open it "together" online (as we'd done when she received mine the day before!), so I waited until Thursday at lunch hour to tear off the brown paper and see what paper treasures were held within. It was difficult to wait, but worth it. We had so much fun chatting while I opened each little thing. Are you ready to see what was inside?
Cassie wraps gifts beautifully, doesn't she? I love the gauzy green ribbon.
Cassie wrote me a lovely note inside this beautiful daffodil cupcake card. After I read it, I opened the box and discovered many themed packages inside. Each one just right for me!
There were "tea and cakes" kind of cards. Ooh, and the cupcake cards have recipes on the back of them! How fabulous is that?
The best teapot card ever. I'm not sure I'll ever send it. I might frame it instead and put it in our kitchen.
There was also a "Cheeky Monkey" themed section of the parcel. With colourful writing paper and envelopes for the boys to use, and chocolate buttons to devour! Isn't she just the kindest girl to think of them?
But not as thrilled as I was. I loved this parcel. Everything about it was chosen with me in mind. In addition to the tea and flower and Canada writing supplies, there was also a notebook for writing lists in, a polka-dotted pencil and pretty post-its. All things I love.
Thank you Cassie for such a thoughtful and personalized stationery set! I couldn't have asked for a better partner. I am going to enjoy using all these cards and envelopes oh-so-much!
A big thanks as well to the lovely Megan over at Time after Tea for organizing the swap in the first place. It really was the most brilliant idea, Megan...