Send Joy

Send Joy

Dear Friends,

I want to invite you to join me this month to be a part of what I call, Send Joy.  Hear me out: You know that happy/excited/jittery feeling you get when you go to the mailbox and you have a package waiting for you with your name on it? That is the BEST. Right??? I love getting surprise mail.

If you are anything like me, August was a little bit of a crazy maker. And I am hoping for a September full of joy! A few of my girlfriends and I were talking about how we want to slow down this month and soak up sweet moments of joy. I liked that idea and wanted to make it all the sweeter.

So I am hosting a Send Joy gift box swap. Here’s the big idea: This swap is open to the first 100 people to sign up now through September 3. On September 4 or 5, I will email you the name & address of someone in the swap and I will email someone else your name and address. You have about 2 weeks to put together a gift box to Send Joy to someone else in the swap. When your box is complete, you will toss it in the mail to whomever you get assigned to send one to! I will send a reminder email to everyone on September 15 that it is the last day to send your box.

That means this month you will have the opportunity to Send Joy to another woman, who like you & I, is fighting to find sweet moments to savor, in the midst of our crazy! How fun is this!?!?! And if all goes according to plan, you will walk out to your mailbox one day this month to find a box full of joy waiting for you!

What the heck is a box full of joy, you ask? Let me give you some ideas:

image3Why not start out with a fun decorative box? I added a chalkboard with my favorite chalk marker, some wash tape, gold cupcake liners, and a vintage tin can from my favorite flea market!

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This package has a magazine, mason jar with some hand-made paper flowers, a watercolor print, and some Trader Joe’s Cookie butter (because YES!)

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My favorite, this fall box, has a hand-made glittered fall banner (a free printable I found online), a bamboo leaf shaped cutting board, some yummy soap and a gift card

And the package at the top of the blog has a Rifle Journal, some yummy chocolates, and new pink lip gloss!

Y’all, our boxes can have anything in them! Its the thought that counts. How cool is this – we get to break the cycle criticism and negativity online, and choose to champion a complete stranger by sending some love their way!

So if you are still with me and thinking, YES I AM IN!!!… let me answer some questions you might have, and then I will tell you how to get your name on the list…

How much do I spend on my Send Joy box? I suggest between 10 & 20 dollars before shipping, but feel free to use your creative skills to hand make items to save money! Just remember that you are trying to make someone’s day with the box you send.

How do I guarantee that I will get one in return? There is no guarantee. But I seem to remember hearing somewhere it is better to give than to receive. And as long as everyone actually follows through on their commitment, you will get one in the mail this month!

What if I am known for getting really excited and not following through, should I still sign up? NO WAY! Listen, if you still have christmas packages in your trunk to send from last year, I think you should pass on this one 🙂 Seriously, just know yourself and don’t participate if you won’t follow through with Send Joy.

How will I know what the person I am assigned to Send Joy to will like? You won’t, but thats kind of the fun of it. Just put together a box that screams joy to you and I’m sure we will all love whatever we get in return. And for sure include a sweet note with warm wishes to your recipient!

Ok ready to join me??? Here’s how:

  1. Send me an email with #SENDJOY in the subject line. And put your first name, last name, and address in the message. My email address is madison.fieleke@cru.org
  2. I will email you by September 5 with a name & address that you are assigned to make a box and Send Joy to. Check your spam if you don’t get one from me by then.
  3. Make your Send Joy box and send it as soon as you want to or as late as September 15. I will send out one reminder email.
  4. Try to wait patiently as you check the mail every day! Eeeek!
  5. When you get your box, send a thank you note, or post a picture on social media with #sendjoy so we can share the joy!
  6. I will post an update here when the swap is full and closed : ) So assume that its not and email me now!

I am soooooooooooo excited! Feel free to share this link on Facebook or pull a pic for Instagram so your friends can join me & my friends and we can all Send Joy!

***************************************************************************************************SEND JOY IS OFFICIALLY FULL – if you already emailed me, I will be sending you your assignment in the next 2 days! (Don’t forget to check your junk mail if you don’t see it at first)

I’m sorry if you didn’t get a chance to sign up, maybe we will do it again next year! 

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4 thoughts on “Send Joy

  1. Anon says:

    I just wish everyone had followed through on it being worth at least 10 bucks. Mine wasn’t even worth $5 and it fit in an envelope. It was not very joyful.

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