It was a little initiative to spread some cheer and happiness between the folk who’d come together online. Bloggers, readers of blogs, tweeters and Instagrammers all joined forces and put together little packages of loveliness for strangers.
The rules of the project were simple.
1. Sign up — fill in a little form (outlining your likes and dislikes) — then you’d be allocated a swap partner.
2. Buy, make or create a thoughtful gift — or gifts — to the value of £5 (although most people probably spent a little more).
3. Put together a thoughtful little package of loveliness, and send to your ‘swap partner’.
Needless to say, when I received another message from Lucy, asking if I wanted to take part in the Summertime Surprise Project 2015, I jumped at the chance!
This time round my partner was called Steph. The brief I received was fairly simple but offered LOTS of scope to source some lovely items to send to her. She said:
“I love flowers and vintage items and anything pretty.”
so, this is what I sent:
Once again, I’ve SO enjoyed being involved in this project!
It’s lovely to spend a little bit of time thinking about the theme of the gifts — what would appeal to your swap partner — and even though I haven’t met Steph, I’m pretty sure that my floral inspired box of homely treats would have raised a smile when she opened them all.
And just to end with the quote by Amelia Earhart from the Surprise Project homepage:
“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads
to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Lovely. I think that says it all.