New Years Eve in an Envelope

Rin over at Papered Thoughts put a request out on her blog last month to take part in a && A Happy New Year and I jumped at the chance to take part. I really want to get more creative and send more letters so this was perfect.

The first task was to send New Years Eve in an Envelope!

I admit I struggled with this task as New Years Eve is not a big night for me. I could easily stay in and watch TV like any night – although Jools Hootenanny is always fun to watch!

I was paired with the lovely Jenny from La La Dandy. I sent her an envelope before Christmas and hers to me arrived Christmas Eve and was an early present – Its AMAZING!

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First up Jenny sent a box, not an envelope and I opened to find a banner that hits close to home right now. Super thoughtful and amazingly creative.

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The box came full of little pockets of things. It was like a glittery treasure hunt.

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Also Jenny included a lovely letter describing her ideal New Year and what she included in the box.

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A huge thank you to Jenny – I am stepping up my game for Task Two!

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I’ve hung the banner in my kitchen to remind me everyday through 2014!

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I’ve placed the lovely handmade cards in my window with the bag of goals Jenny set, which I will also be taking on in my project.

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Goal 1 – Embrace my friendships.

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Goal Two – Be wiser about how I spend my money.

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Goal Three – Be more present.

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I’m keeping them in the bag they came in with the animals so to remind myself of some important values I would like to improve upon like Jenny.

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My envelope was full of colour, but for some reason I stopped taking photos once i got gaining putting it together after I set up the one below.

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I want to add more colour to my life to including a letter on multi coloured paper made sense to me. I also included a postcard that said,  ‘Save Water and Drink Champagne’.

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As crafty as I get was including glittery stars. I hope they arrived still stuck to the paper (I’ve bought better glue for task two).

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For me New Year is about reflecting on the year just gone and thinking about things I want to change or improve for the new year. I don’t like to think of them as resolutions as I like to keep them adaptable. I am also a big fan of lists so when I found these sheets on the Moleskine website I printed off several copies and also some playing cards to send over. I included a version on mine that show the things I want to do in 2014, such as explore locally and read some classics.

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The second sheet was thinking about the year ahead and making sure there is something every month to look forward. I want to start 2014 knowing that there are things that are going to make it a good year. Even if things get thrown at us a long the way I have something every month to take me away.

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Another huge thanks to Jenny for her amazing envelope! I am truly grateful for the effort you put in and I am going to return it way more than on the first task on my send envelope, which is much more something I feel good about sending. The second task resonates with me so much I can’t wait to sit down this weekend and put it all together!

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