January 2020 – Parcel Contents

Hello…we’ve almost successfully made it all the way through January – lots of us don’t particularly enjoy the first month of the year – it means a return to work and reality, it’s cold, and it seems to be very very long!!

Our parcel theme this month was “New Beginning” and with the contents we hoped to make your January a little brighter, by including products all associated with kick-starting your new year with positivity and inspiration!

January Contents:

Llama Water Bottle –

For your first parcel of 2020, we wanted to focus on the theme of new beginnings and add contents associated with inspiration. Lots of us are starting the new year by trying, where we can, to reduce the general waste we create, and particularly, single use plastic, so we thought we’d start by including a reusable water bottle. We loved the cute Llama design, as well as being great for the environment. (We will be doing more ourselves, and making the switch to biodegradable packaging inside all our parcels soon!)

Be A Flamingo… –

We love this quote. It is a great reminder to embrace being you, and standing out from the crowd. Be proud of your differences and flaunt them – there’s only one you! This artwork card has been handmade by Rachel over at “Rae Creates” – you can find her other lovely designs over on her Facebook page.

Dreamcatcher –

Lots of people choose to set resolutions for themselves at the start of a new year. For some, this is great and helps them to focus on achieving their goals, but for others, it can mean too much pressure, and have the opposite effect of feeling down or deflated if those goals aren’t reached. But what we do believe, is that everyone should have dreams, whether big ones or small ones – so what could be better than a dreamcatcher, to stop them getting away!

Mindfulness Charm –

As soon as we discovered these beautiful charms, we knew they were a perfect addition for our parcels. They have been created by “Claire Craft at Little Gestures”, who also writes lovely poems to go along with her inspirational products and gifts.

Appreciated, Valued, Loved –

We’ve included another inspirational postcard from “Katie Abey Design” this month. We all go through tough times, and sometimes we all need a little reminder of just how appreciated, valued and loved we are – I hope this card reminds you of this…because it’s true.

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 –

As always, a pompom Parcel Assistant helped (or hindered!) us with packing your parcel this month, and for January, it was the turn of Victor!

Karen x

Every Day Is A New Beginning

This is our first post of 2019, so hopefully it’s not too late to wish you all a very happy new year, and I hope 2019, so far, has been good to you!

We may of started a new year, but we believe that every day is a new beginning, and it’s not just something that we have to wait until a new year for.

Some people set themselves goals, or even targets, that they want to meet, but sometimes that can mean putting too much pressure on ourselves, and we can then feel like we’ve somehow let ourselves down, if we haven’t reached a certain achievement, by a certain date etc.

So instead, treat every day as a fresh start, a brand new day, to begin writing your next chapter.

If you do set yourself goals to achieve during 2019, it can be easier to break them down into smaller, more manageable ‘pieces’, for example, if you have several things on your list, initially choose just one of them, and tackle one thing at a time, rather than trying to do too much at once, which can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Whether you set yourself targets and resolutions, or you don’t, this year is waiting for you, like a brand-new shiny book, full of blank pages, just waiting for the next part of your story, but what the title will be, is down to you!

Karen x