Springtime Surprise Project 2015 {What I received}

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about the Springtime Surprise project, that was organised by the lovely Lucy from the blog Capture By Lucy.

The premise of the project was to spread a little happiness. The rules, very simply, were to buy, make or donate a gift — to the value of around £5 (although most people spent more, I’m sure) — and it send to your allocated ‘swap partner’ before the first day of spring.

I was partnered with a lady called Caroline — who I’ve since found out is one of Lucy’s ‘real life’ friends — and I set about creating a parcel full of bits and pieces that suited the pointers she’d given me.

I posted my parcel the day that we went to Bluestone in Wales, for our little family holiday, and when we got home there was a card from the post office, to say that I’d missed a delivery. Exciting! My parcel from Caroline!

After hot-footing it down there to collect my package, I opened the box — with mucho excitement — and this is what I found!

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5 little parcels, beautifully wrapped in starry paper and ribbon

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What’s not to love about receiving something like this through the post?!

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Just like Christmas!

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And when I opened them I found: a  sweet little pack of cat highlighter pens!

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A little cat shaped eraser!

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Cat shaped paperclips (I’ll give you three guesses what I’d put on my ‘like’ list)!! ;)


Such a sweet little collection of objects.

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An amazingly scented package…

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…which contained this odd looking little fellow! He certainly smelled better than he looked! ;)

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All my Springtime Surprise Project gifts, from my generous benefactor!

I can’t tell you how much fun it was to be involved in the Springtime Surprise Project 2015. It was absolutely lovely choosing and making the gifts I sent but equally lovely to have a surprise package arriving in the post, full of items that  someone had carefully chosen for me!

Sending a surprise box of gifts  — to a total stranger — is a really happy experience; I’d highly recommend it! If you’d like to join in, Lucy is organising a Summer Surprise Project too.

Pop along to the website and sign up.


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Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 15th May 2015 / 2:50 pm

    I love that idea of swapping names and sending some joy to a new friend! Getting a surprise in the mail is exciting at any age!

    • 15th May 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Aaah thanks so much for the comment Christina! I was thinking about you just the other day funnily enough! I hope you’re well xx

  2. 15th May 2015 / 3:58 pm

    What an awesome idea! It’s like pen pals only better.

    • 15th May 2015 / 4:38 pm

      Honestly Heather, it was SO much fun! You should join in with the next one — you don’t have to be in the UK to get involved! :)

    • 16th May 2015 / 10:00 am

      Aaah you know, Merlinda, I think the paperclips were my favourite thing too!! :) Such a lovely package of things to receive! x

  3. 15th May 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Aw it is so lovely to receive a gift isn’t it, I love this theme x

    • 16th May 2015 / 10:01 am

      It was so lovely to be part of Sarah! Join up next time!! :)

  4. Kat | Beau Twins
    16th May 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I was just about to say / it’s like Christmas over here. What awesome presets. I love these. Need and want. Spreading happiness is the best. Xx

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:07 am

      Join in with the next one Kat! It’s such a lovely thing to be involved in — I absolutely loved it :)

  5. 16th May 2015 / 9:45 pm

    I would love to be involved but so terrible at crafty anything!

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:10 am

      Just sign up Karen! Caroline sent me all bought gifts — she didn’t make anything! The budget is £5 so lovely and affordable too x

  6. 16th May 2015 / 10:37 pm

    What a lovely selection of gifts. I just have to have those paperclips, I’m not really a cat person but LOVE paperclips :D xxx

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:12 am

      They’re amazing aren’t they?! I’d seen rubber bands in animal shapes before but not paperclips! I love them! :)

  7. 16th May 2015 / 11:35 pm

    ahh lovely gifts love the kitty eraser so cute but i couldn’t bare to use it!

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:13 am

      She chose such lovely gifts! A very definite ‘cat theme’ going on!! :)

  8. 17th May 2015 / 8:56 am

    That’s a cool idea – there’s something that brings out our inner child when we get a surprise gift like that! :-)

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:14 am

      Aaah I totally agree! Even though I knew there would be a parcel coming in the post for me, I had no idea what would be in it!! It was such a lovely project to be involved in! :)

  9. Alice Megan
    17th May 2015 / 10:08 pm

    This sounds like loads of fun I’m definitely going to join up!

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:09 am

      It was BRILLIANT Alice!! Definitely worth signing up for! :)

  10. 19th May 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Lovely gifts and so exciting to receive them too! Those highlighters are so sweet! What a lovely idea :) xx

    • 19th May 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Aaah it was such a lovely project to be involved in!! So exciting to come home to a parcel!! :) X

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