Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happiness is...Happy Mail

Getting mail is so fun!!  Usually all we seem to get in the mail is bills or junk mail, but then sometimes we open up that mail box and find some great surprise inside.  That's the best feeling!!!

I love the great feeling when something I ordered finally comes in the mail and I open the mailbox to find it waiting there for me!  I think sometimes the anticipation of the package coming is actually more exciting than the thing I ordered. 

I can't even imagine how excited PostSecret creator Frank Warren must feel when he checks his mail!  He is very lucky!

I saw these really cute necklaces at The Renegade Craft Fair but I was trying to not spend a lot of money there so I didn't buy one.  Silly me forgot to get her card, too!!  Luckily my friend Velma found the shop on Etsy and she was able to order the necklace.  I got one for me, my mom and my sister!  I went a little crazy!  Velma was so awesome and kept me posted on the status of the package the whole time.  It was so fun!  The necklaces came in on Tuesday so I will get them from her when I see her on Sunday!  I'll post pictures when I get them.  I'm so excited!!!

The real reason for this happiness post is to tell you that I signed up to participate in this amazing thing called Happy Mail.   I found Happy Mail on the creator's blog called Inspired Mess.  It's a really great blog.  You should definitely read it. 

The basic idea of Happy Mail is this...

You sign up and fill out a survey.  Your survey will be given to someone and you will get their survey.  During that month you send them one post card and a fun little package of goodies that you pick from the information on the survey.  They will do the same thing for you.  Doesn't that sound like so much fun??  I'm supposed to find out who my partner is this weekend.  I can't wait!  I'm going to buy some Austin postcards from my coworker Glade.  She makes cards and sells them in her Etsy shop Glademade.  I am so excited to start searching for goodies for my Happy Mail partner.  And I'll be watching my mailbox all month long to see what my partner sends me!

Have you gotten anything special in the mail lately?  :-)

Makes me happy!


AJ said...

Sounds great :D
I LOVE Post Secret :) Some of them are very sad, but on the whole I think it's an awesome idea!
I've been thinking of doing happy mail...but I think I'll wait until things settle down a bit first. Hope you have a great experience with it!

Velma said...

MAIL! Its awesome!!!!!! Andy always gets packages in the mail, super jealous of him!
Let me know how the happy mail goes! I'll think of signing up soon!!!

marci said...

AJ-My Sunday doesn't even start until I have had my first cup of coffee and read postsecret! :)

Velma-Today is the cutoff to register for June but you can probably sign up for July soon if you don't participate this month.

I'm so excited!!

Maggie said...

How fun! The last happy thing I got in the mail was a shipment of clothes I bought from when they had an amazing $5 sale!!!