&& A Happy New Year. Task Two.

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Happy New Year  && a Merry Christmas! all you Beautiful People! So Here it is - Your Second & Final Task.. Thankyou So much for Participating, I Hope your 2014 is Super Duper Wonderful! Stay Tuned for a Project Round-up soon!

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This is What it's all been about right? Making sure that your Beautiful Partner has the most amazing start to 2014 possible.. "&& A Happy New Year" is all about sending a small package or envelope stuffed full of happy thoughts, positive words & good vibes. Think Beautiful Quotes, Inspiring Images, Pretty Illustrations, Bright Colours, Postcards, Photos && Handwritten Love notes. Think Warm Fuzzies & Creature Comforts, Things that make you feel happy & cozy & loved & whatever else you think would bring a smile to her face on a sucky day. 
Here's a little Inspiration for you - A Pinterest Board dedicated to all things happy & mail-ish.

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1. Your Envelope stuffed full of all good vibes needs to be postmarked by January 6th.
2. Your Envelope should be a C6 or C5 Size.
3. I'm not big on Monetary Values but am hoping everyone will aim for around $10AUD - just ensure you put effort & creativity into your envelope && I'm sure your partner will be happy.
4. Take photos! && Link back to the blog or #aahnyproject
5. Pretty up your Packaging & Send something you'd love to receive!
If you have any Problems, Questions or Comments please don't hesitate to contact me.

12 Days of Love Letters.

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This is a Love Letter. and this one's for you.

Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Type. Delete. That's what I've been doing for the last half hour. I've been trying to write this post perfectly. I've been trying to put into words the immensity of my love for something so simple. and it all comes down to one thing. I adore Love Letters.

Is there anything more beautiful than words spilling out honestly onto a page. Words full of Hope and Happiness and longing and love. Words that can tie your heart to another's a million miles away. Words that can break your heart 10 times to Sunday, then build it all up again.

We're all fighting. every single day. fighting to be heard, fighting for attention, fighting for what we want. But when this war is over. What will you leave behind? What is your legacy?
This my dears is a call to arms. A Call to fight harder. A call to grab your weapons and create something Beautiful. Send a Letter. Send a Thankyou note around the corner, or an epic love story across the ocean. Tell the people you love that they are adored, that they are beautiful and strong and always in your thoughts. Let a Stranger know that they are not alone, You don't need a reason to help people. Create something real, put pen to paper and colour outside the lines. It will be Freaking Spectacular.

And one day when your children's children are looking for treasure in dusty old boxes, they'll find the best kind. Bundles of Letters full of Love and Passion and Beauty and Heartbreak. And you won't have to read a single letter because you lived them. But they will read them; they will hold a part of you and drink in every word, Because this is your legacy. This is what we'll leave behind - a hell of a lot of Love.

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In the spirit of the holiday season, I've been asked to participate in the  More Love Letters annual  "12 Days of Love Letter Writing" campaign. It is and amazing 12 days packed to the brim with love letter requests, social media mayhem, giveaways, holiday cheer, and (of course) non-stop scripting of handwritten letters for individuals around the world who are so deserving of some extra holiday cheer. Mark your calendars from December 9-20, 2013, grab your cocoa, and get more details here!

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So are you in? Okay Let's do it. Meet Johnny, A guy in need of a little bit of handwritten love.

Scripted by a loving friend, this request is for Johnny! His friend writes: “This young man, about to turn 20, but already needing to go through spinal surgery which is showing signs of a recurrent disc herniation. He faces financial struggles, unable to pursue any of his dreams he grew up believing in. He's been feeling isolated, losing his drive to make friends or hang out with them. I believe that a little pen to paper can really boost his confidence in what life has to offer, even after it seems opportunities are closing up.”  Put your pen to paper for this fantastic guy who needs some encouragement to keep going for his dreams.

Please send all love letters to:
(We ask that all love letters be in the mailbox by December 25th!)
Johnny's Bundle
PO Box 2061
North Haven, CT 06473
United States of America
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The More Love Letters Website is the place to be for inspiration, Beautiful words && a Quick Pick me up.
Hannah Brencher is the Brilliant Mind behind MLL && her Words will move your soul.
visit the 12 days of Love Letter Writing page for more information.
Make sure you spread the love && spam your social Media with all the Lovely words you're writing! #12daysmll #moreloveletters  && don't forget to tag us too - @paperedthoughts @moreloveletters
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Last week I was very lucky to win a rad giveaway hosted by the lovely Kelsie over at Kgetsorganised. What did I win? only the most amazing journal/diary set ever by the ohsotalented Migoals team. Seriously - with a tag like "Stationery that inspires" how could it not be love at first sight! I'm big into simple, structured, clean journals that I can explode my personality all over and Migoals is exactly that && more. Stuffed full of pretty typography, plenty of space for the craziness that is life & phrases like "Hustle, Hustle, Hustle" and "The Future is now". Trust me, you need this yesterday.

Thanksyou so much K for a wonderful giveaway && Migoals for just being rad.

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&& A Happy New Year - Task One.

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Oh My Gosh! You guys are the greatest! Such an incredibly, overwhelmingly positive response to my first Letter Exchange project! Eeeek! makes me want to create so many more!
Okay enough with the gushing.. down to business.. So Everyone who applied has been partnered up (check your junk mail if you're waiting on an email or contact me here) && I bet you're all dying to know what your first project is.. Well Drumroll please! (or something less cliché')
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Ta-Daaa.. Yes, Your first task shall be to put together a lovely little "New Years Eve in an Envelope" for your partner. Think Sparkles & Glitter & Resolutions & Midnight Kisses. Think Fireworks & Friends & Staying up way to late, just to watch the sun rise on the first day of the new year. Got that? now shrink it down & stuff it in an envelope!
Let's Get Creative - think outside the box. What is essential for your Ideal New Years Eve, Do you have a resolution kit? Make them Bright & Sparkly & Confetti Filled - So much so that your partner can't help but to celebrate!
I've also created a little Pinterest Board & Plan on posting my "NYE in an envelope" on ze blog before the send deadline just to make sure your head explodes with inspiration & glitter! ps. If you have any brilliant ideas please leave a comment or two on this post!
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1. Your Envelope stuffed full of all things New Years Eve-ish needs to be postmarked by December 13th - this is to ensure your partner will receive it before NYE!
2. Your Envelope should be a C5 Size ie: fit an A4 Paper folded in half. (it can be larger if you'd like it to - but expect to receive something this size..) 
3. I'm not big on Monetary Values but am hoping everyone will aim for around $10AUD - just ensure you put effort & creativity into your envelope && I'm sure your partner will be happy.
4. Take photos! && Link back to the blog or #aahnyproject
5. Send something you'd love to receive!
If you have any Problems, Questions or Comments please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sweet Notes to A Lovely Lady.

I've come across so many stories throughout my travels that inspire me & make me feel so many different emotions at once. Some stick with me for hours, some days & some I think will stick with me forever. The Story of Ava's Rule is one of them. I actually don't have any words to describe the amazing Ava, Sheye & their family so you'd best go read it in Sheye's own words at her beautiful blog here. After spending a few hours lost in the world of Ava Rosemeyer - Super Princess I reached out to Sheye the best way I know how. Handwritten Love Letters. Here is the little package I sent her, I hope it gave her back a little of the light and love that she has given the world.

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