Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spread Love Mail Swap- GIVEAWAY

First off I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has liked my page on Facebook! We have reached 100 followers on Facebook which is so wonderful. It blows my mind that there is even one person (well one person besides my husband) who cares what I write, wear, or have to say. So I say thank you for your support!

In the spirit of happiness and encouragement I wanted to introduce you to one of my friends/sorority sisters and her business. This is Rachel of A Little Bit of Me (check out her etsy site!). Not only does she create custom illustrations that are absolutely darling she has also creates adorable Spread Joy and Happy Mail cards. She even started a pen pal exchange! I will let her tell you herself more about it!

But first let me tell you that I have a pen pal and I loved getting to send off a card to her with a couple of goodies just as much as I enjoyed receiving! Rachel included how to get a pen pal of your own at the bottom!

Here is what I sent my pen pal:

And here is what I received from mine:

Check out the hashtag #spreadlovemailswap to see all the different people participating!

I asked Rachel to speak a little about what inspired her to start #SpreadLoveMailSwap:
photo c/o Lauren Carnes Photography @laurenlcarnes

"I started creating encouraging doodles last summer when I was at the beach and thought to myself, "Hey, these would be cool as cards!" I went through the process of figuring out how to get them printed and have since made over 20 designs that are both positive (and sometimes sassy!) My hope is that they are being sent to friends, family members, loved ones, and maybe even a stranger or pen pal. 

Growing up I always had pen pals. I'm not entirely sure how it got started, but over the years I had a few in other countries and also some across the US. I loved going to my mailbox and finding a fun letter. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I wanted to share that love (and my passion for making things) with others. That's how #spreadjoyandhappymail and the  #spreadlovemailswap were born! I set up an email account and match people who email me up with a pen pal. It's that simple, all you have to do is email with your name and address. I started a hashtag on Instagram, so that I could see where all the penpal mail is going and it has been so incredibly fun to see joy being shared around the world. So far, there have been people participating from 30 states and from as far away as The Philippines, South America, and Australia."

In honor of reaching 100 likes on Facebook I am giving away a pack of Spread Joy and Happy Mail cards featured below. You will receive 5 cards that say "Always Be Kinder Than You Feel". 

photo c/o Lauren Carnes Photography @laurenlcarnes

Giveaway begins today, March 18, 2015 until March 23, 2015 at 1:00pm EST. A reader will be selected at random.


  1. love Rachel's cards!

  2. how sweet! I think an easy way to be nicer is to send out little notes. snail mail always is a great surprise. it can make me happy even if it is just a card saying hello!


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