I got Miranda from The Love Parcel as my partner, was I excited? Yes, you bet! As I told her, I always wanted to send her something for her project but eventually never did, so it was nice to get in touch with her thanks to my swap.
The secret list was the following and we had to find/craft 5 out of the following 10 objects:
the City Explorer's Kit: take a day off and collect little things of your city for your partner. Can include, but not limited to: maps, flowers & leaves, postcards, tiny souvenirs, photos, interesting newspaper's clippings & pamphlets, etc - just don't grab a bunch of random junk within arm's reach, put some effort in it;For her I picked the Bad Day Survival Kit, which inccluded: coffee, sugar, a chocolate, a colorful bandaid, some heart charms, a bubble bath, emergency confetty and an handcarved stamp, which was more of a prompt for a crafty project then else:
Something that represent you: for example - are you an artist? Send your partner a little painting. Do you love to knit? Send your partner a hat.. and so on;
A mix CD with your favorite tunes. (Pro Tip: create a cover for it);
the Postal Freak's Kit: Can include, but not limited to: postal goodies such as address labels, used stamps, envelopes, stationery etc.
the Bad Day Survival Kit: assemble a kit of nice things that may help your partner to feel better when they're having a bad day. (Ideas: your favorite candy, a poem/story, bubble bath, a list of happy songs/movies etc);
Something you can wear;
Something not square or rectangular;
Something with animal(s) on it;
+ extra from the list, a gift(s) for your partner that you'll have to buy based on their preferences. The minimum spending/value is about 3€/4$/2.50£
Now that the list has been made public, even if you haven't joined that round, please take a second to let me know your opinions on it:
Have a lovely mail day!