Happiness in an Envelope.
By Papa is a Preacher on October 31, 2011
Just! In case you haven't, perhaps, noticed it yet, IT'S MONDAY! Do I hear whoot whoots and hip hip hooray's?! Well, lighten up, the sun's out in Abbotsford today! Not only that but I have embarked on a new project. A few days ago I was going through my favorite's list on StumbleUpon (if you don't have a Stumbler account Go. Get. One.! N.o.w.!!), and I came across the 52 Projects list. More specifically, project #29.
Immediately a list of people that could use "happiness in an envelope" (as I have named my project, rather than sticking to its assigned number) so I set out to make one.
Here's what it is:
"Get a regular-sized envelope. Address it to someone special. Then, stuff it with as many things as you can: a letter, photographs, ripped out magazine articles, photocopies of poems, a short story, or passages from a novel, recipes, clipped newspaper articles, art work, poems or stories you’ve written… Anything that can be folded up and put in the envelope. Make sure to stuff it so full that you need to use tape to keep it sealed. This envelope should have serious heft. Once it’s sealed, get the proper postage put on it (definitely use stamps) and mail it off."
Obviously, because I can't seem to ever follow instructions without tweaking them a bit, I'm sending a large envelope verses a regular-sized one. The bigger, the more love (time,effort,thought) it will take and contain.
To me, the secret is to not over think it, sure these are random clippings and I mean random ...
..but that's the great part, for me the sender, and for the receiver..it's something new, a part of someone else's world...
And here's where the randomness is up to your life..what do you have hanging around? I had stickers, cutouts from notebooks, cut out from the wrapper of a rose bouquet, a magnet puppy, post cards and mini calendars...
Write some inspirational quotes on those note cards you have in your drawer, for yourself, and for the love envelope!
I'm not finished accumulating things yet, I still need to develop photographs, find a short story, more stickers and cutouts, and print a poem. But I thought I'd share my Monday's project with you all. When you're finished, don't forget to finish it all up by giving the inside of the envelope one spray of your favorite perfume/body spray!
It's random, it's fun to make, it's something everyone would like to receive in the mail one day. Try it!
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