October 2019 – Parcel Contents

Happy Halloween!

Whether you are celebrating the season of ghostly ghouls or planning to hide yourself away, it’s difficult to ignore the array of pumpkins, spooky decorations and blood curdling treats!

Our parcel theme this month was “Happy Autumn” and they were bursting with Autumnal delights, awesome orange-ness, with a few scary items added in there too!

October Contents:

Autumn Garland –

Your parcel theme this month, of course, had to be all about our favourite season, Autumn! Personally, we love everything about this time of year, even the slightly colder days, and evenings – the perfect excuse to get cosy! Your first item is a beautiful handmade garland, to decorate your home or office, and introduce those Autumn vibes!

Fox Planter –

This mini planter definitely wins the cute vote! We loved the fox design as soon as we spotted them – all that’s needed now is something to pop inside, whether that’s an equally cute cactus plant, or if it’s put to use as a little helpful pot, maybe to keep those pesky paper clips safe!

Ghost Hanging Decoration –

It’s October and we know what that means – Halloween is on the way – so it just wouldn’t be right for us not to include something to add to your spooky display when the time arrives. These hanging ghost decorations have been made by Lesley.

Lesley makes lots of fabulous felt decorations, hanging gifts and keyrings, and you can find her shop on eBay here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/zakky94

Trick or Treat? –

Umm, a mysterious orange and white striped bag, but what could be inside, is it a trick or maybe a treat?! Well, there’s only one way to find out – good luck!!

 “Negativity Is Only There…” –

We’ve included another postcard from Katie Abey Design this month – “Negativity Is Only There To Make You More Badass”.

We can sometimes feel like we are surrounded by negativity, whether we’re at work, at home or at play, social media and the internet means it’s always there – positivity is there too, of course, but it’s the negative stuff that seems to stay in our minds. But it’s worth remembering that a lot of it isn’t real, and without negativity we can’t fully appreciate the satisfaction of our achievements.

Smile Cards

As always, there should be a couple of these little cards in your parcel, I’ve written one for you, and the blank one, is for you to write a short inspirational or positive message, and give to someone you know, or leave somewhere for a complete stranger to find – but this is of course optional, there’s absolutely no pressure to do this if you don’t want to.

Parcel Assistant

Your *Parcel Assistant this month is, Dominic. Dominic is living his best life at the moment, as he is a HUGE Strictly Come Dancing fan!

So, don’t be alarmed if you see him covered in glitter and showing you his best moves!!

Karen x

*Parcel Assistants are cheeky little pompom chaps who help (or hinder!) us with packing your monthly parcels!

October 2018 – Parcel Contents

It’s Halloween tomorrow, so that means it’s the end of October, and time to reveal this months parcel contents – the theme for October was ‘Happy Autumn’, and for the contents this month…we went all out decorations!

October Contents:

Wooden Plaque –

If you have been receiving our parcels for a while, you’ll know that we like to include practical items within your contents, but this month, as we are entering the most decorative time of the year, this month we’ve gone all out, decorations! Halloween is now very soon, so we couldn’t not include a little something to help you out with any visitors…so ‘Welcome My Pretties’!

Plaque made by ‘Sarah’s Crafty House’ – you can find her page on Facebook (spiders added by us).

Leaf Garland –

We added a similar leaf garland in our parcels this time last year, and received lovely feedback, so we wanted to include another one this time. The wire inside means if you do have another, they can easily be tied together to make one long garland, which makes a perfect Autumnal fireplace or shelf decoration.

Crochet Pumpkin & Sweets!  –

In our opinion, it’s just not possible to have an Autumnal themed parcel, without a pumpkin, so why not a crochet pumpkin! This has been made by Vicki, Vicki makes lovely crochet items, and currently has some fabulous Halloween creations in her eBay shop – you can find her here: www.ebay.co.uk/usr/stars53vicki. There’s also an orange and white stripe paper bag – but is it a Trick, or Treat?!

Autumn Wood Slice & Pine Cone –

The final two decorations this month are a beautiful ‘Autumn’ wood slice made by Jajo Gifts, and a pretty pine cone. Jajo Gifts specialise in laser engraving and wedding accessories, and made these seasonal wood slices especially for our parcels. Pine cones look great sprayed gold or silver in an Autumn arrangement, but also look great, just as they are!

 ‘Make Future You Proud’ –

When we have things we know we want to do, or would like to do, particularly things that aren’t easy to achieve, or need a lot of hard work, it’s easy to put them off, and tell ourselves ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’, or ‘I’ll start that next week’…or maybe ‘next month’?? Things don’t have to stay how they are now. Our future self is determined by the choices and decisions we make now, so we have the choice today, or on any given day, to take small steps towards our future goal, whatever that may be! Postcard from Katie Abey Design.

Smile Cards

As always, there should be a couple of these little cards in your parcel, I’ve written one for you, and the blank one, is for you to write a short inspirational or positive message, and give to someone you know, or leave somewhere for a complete stranger to find – but this is of course optional, there’s absolutely no pressure to do this if you don’t want to.

Parcel Assistant

Your *Parcel Assistant this month is, Bruno! Bruno likes a quiet life, so he shouldn’t give you too much trouble…hopefully!

Karen x

*Parcel Assistants are cheeky little pompom chaps who help (or hinder!) us with packing your monthly parcels!