November was actually the second time that I took part in the Snail Mail Collective with the The Nectar Collective and Lost in Travels Blog. Sadly, I never actually received my package from the October collective… but I had so much fun chatting to my partner and collecting things to send her that I decided to do it again anywhere. My partner was for November Judith, an American currently living in Japan, where she works teaching English. You really and check out her blog, Like Some Cat from Japan, where she posts about life in Japan, teaching English and her travels in Asia, among other things. Judith is lovely so get on over there and say hi!
Yesterday, I got a little card to say I had something waiting for me at the post office, so I stopped by there after work today and found my Snail Mail Collective gift waiting for me. Hooray! November’s theme was “What are you (the sender) thankful for”, and this is what Judith sent me:
That is a face mask, some Pcky (Japan’s most popular snack, writes Judith), a pretty, hand-decorated envelope, hot yuzu drink (a kind of citrus fruit), decorative masking tape and bath soak. Inside the envelope, there was a sweet letter explaining all my gifts (in Japan’s long, cold winters, Judith is thankful for anything that will heklp stay warm!) plus this postcard:
Sign up for December’s Snail Mail Collective closes TOMORROW and it’s the last ever one, so if you fancy joining in get yourself over there now and put your name down. The theme for December is travel. Here’s the link: http://thenectarcollective.com/2013/12/december-snail-mail-collective-last-one/
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Lovely 🙂 Shall check out her blog…
I just had some Pocky the other day as well! A Japanese couple in my language course brought them to share. Love getting to try food items that other countries love.
Ooh, what did you think of it? Haven’t tried mine yet.
Mine was dipped in chocolate so it of course was delicious 🙂 You will have to share how you like your flavor!
Sounds like a great idea! And a great blog! I will check it out!
It’s a lovely idea. I’m sad that it’s ending.
Those look like interesting little gifts. 🙂 I’m off to check out her blog now.
I’m excited to try the hot drinks 😀
Aw crap, I was too late… that looks so fun!