Give a gift today – Springtime surprise project

Over the past few months I’ve seen a lot more talk and ideas about sending gifts to loved ones and the joy a bit of snail mail can bring. It’s a concept I can buy into; I only have to think about how excited I get when the latest issue of The Simple Things pops through the door. There is so much technology in our lives and it makes sense that resorting to traditional methods of getting in touch would be popular. Have a read of this article from The Telegraph on how stationary is having a renaissance.

In January Lucy launched her Springtime Surprise Project and I impulsively signed up. The concept was to send someone a gift based on a description of their interests within a £5 budget. I found the whole idea of spending just a few pounds on someone I don’t know, to make them smile, quite humbling.

Lucy assigned me Debbie and I was told she loves photography, art, craft, textiles, and vintage, as well as walking along the beach, beach huts and bandstands. Debbie also found me on Instagram so I had a mooch through her photos and decided on a seaside themed gift. I sadly knew I wouldn’t have time to make anything so opted for a pretty notebook from Emma’s Folksy shop, beach hut ribbon from eBay and a postcard from Paperchase to match.

Spring time surprise project - This Little Space of Mine

How cute is this ribbon? Available in lots of colours, I opted for blue to match the gift bag and postcard.

Spring time surprise project - This Little Space of Mine

I received my gift before I’d sent mine and Debbie wrapped up a crochet make, kitty stickers and a beach hut keyring she bought at the seaside. So thoughtful of her.

Spring time surprise project - This Little Space of Mine

A big thanks to Lucy for organising this project. It wasn’t hard to do and I know it’s been a really popular concept; check out this feed to see other gifts given. I’d imagine Lucy might do this project again, so be sure to keep an eye on her blog for all the latest.


4 Comments on Give a gift today – Springtime surprise project

  1. Katie
    19/03/2015 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Such a great idea. I’ve signed up for her summer exchange!

    • Leanne Beale
      19/03/2015 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Ah great – I’m sure you’re going to love it. 🙂 x

  2. Lucy@ capture by lucy
    20/03/2015 at 10:49 am (3 years ago)

    I love this post! So glad you enjoyed it and made a new connection too. Yes I am running a Summer one, pop over to if you’d like to join in again xxxx

    • Leanne Beale
      20/03/2015 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Fantastic news Lucy – I’m sure it’ll be just as popular (if not more!) x