Monday, 16 December 2013

PROJECT: Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt 2014

Hello everyone! Long time no see, but I come with jolly news.
Do you remember the Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt I hosted back in February? Well, a new edition is coming and I hope to see ya'll joining it!
If you're new or you just need a little reminder:
for the scavenger hunt you were assigned a partner that needed to be kept secret until the reveal day.
You had a list of 10 objects of which you had to find/craft at least 5.
Last year's list was the following:
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;
 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 shiny;
 Something with animal(s) on it;
 Something seasonal;

+ 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£
The first edition was joined by 78 awesome people from 21 different countries (!),  do you think we can top that this year?
Anyway, meanwhile the fine print is being written (make sure to check future posts for updates), I would like to hear your suggestions about what you'd like to see in the scavenge list for this year, so please if you have any idea, leave a comment below, it would  be very much appreciated!

Much love,


  1. SO exciting! I didn't get to take part in this year's so I'm hoping to be included in the upcoming one :) Yay!

  2. Do you need to have a blog to participate? I saw a few older posts about the scavenger hunt and it looks so awesome!

  3. Ah, I already see it in the old rules, nevermind. A good reason to start a snailmail tumblr :)

  4. That sounds like so much fun!!! I'd love to participate in the upcoming one!!

  5. I sounds amazing, bit scared to join, I'm scared to fail :P

  6. Me too!! Something to eat/drink would be nice, don't you?