happy mail & a giveaway!

gifts from sweet sara
each time when i open the mailbox & find a beautifully wrapped package inside, i am thankful for this little community. "happy mail" - as we call it - is the simple act of sending a package to someone, perhaps you've never met, just because. these women - blog readers, instafriends, old friends, people i swear we would be best friends if we lived closer - brighten my day with their sweet generosity & handmade goodness.

each happy mail package is incredibly well-crafted & created to fit the unique personality of it's recipient. i  love taking the time to find items at thrift shops & flea markets & making things that these dear friends would love. it's just because so really, there's no pressure. it's simply about bringing a bit of happy to another's day!

below are a handful of happy mail packages i have received in the last few months!

a beautiful package from talented sherrie

a bright & happy package from khrista
a surprise gift from anne-sophie
amazing happy mail from my talented friend, abby
handmade pillow goodness from my dear friend, tori
sweet little note from amy 
whether it's a simple card or a handmade gift, happy mail connects people together & brings about a whole lot of joy.

i would love to share the joy & gift a happy mail package to one of my readers. comment below with your name & email address. i will pick a winner at random & announce the lucky person on friday morning. happy winnings! happy mailing!



Aimee said...

Me! Me! :)

Laura Norcross said...

Love the Happy Mail community. :)
My email is laura.norcross[at]gmail.com.

Lindsay said...

I love mail. Last year I got myself a pen pal through the Letter Writers Alliance, and she has been the biggest blessing. Now I send cards and letters to friends and family all the time -- such a sweet surprise! I'd love to get something from you.

Denise said...

oh gosh, this is so sweet.


Anonymous said...

Oooooh, I LOVE mail - I've been writing letters and sending packages back and forth with a girlfriend since we were 12 - such a fabulous day when I get real mail in the mailbox:-)

erica (e_jmckay@hotmail.com)

shari said...

such a sweet offer. isn't receiving mail the best?

pianoB said...

I've discovered your blog just recently, but I can't miss this. One of my 2013 resolutions is to exchange more snail mail... I had a lot of penfriends when I was a teenager and loved it, but then email came, which is great but I miss getting letters in my mailbox.

pianoB said...

PS ops, forgot the email niachan80(at)gmail.com

Kelton said...

this is such a nice idea. i'd really like to start doing this. there isn't quite enough happy in the world anyway and this is the perfect way to bring it out.


"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks."

William Shakespeare

My email is s.as.in.stephanie@gmail.com


Manda Townsend said...

Oh lordy this is so sweet. I would love some cheer in my mailbox from you!

Manda Townsend said...

oops. mandatownsend@gmail.com

charla beth said...

Ohhhhh, this is happiness. There is nothing better than the effort & thoughtfulness that goes into a little happy mail:)


Anonymous said...

I'm in :)

Daniela B. said...

Oh it would be so nice to receive happy mail, thank you Natalie :-)

Daniela B. said...

My email :-)

Mollie said...

Mollie Robinson

Helen said...

Oh my goodness. Mail is my favorite!!
amaramorgana at gmail.com

Lindi said...


How fun!!! Mail is such a wonderful thing. <3

Jodean said...

I love happy mail! Jodeanbrannan@yahoo.com

Jael said...

I adore happy mail.

Hollie said...

I love this idea, what a wonderful way to lift up someone and make their day! I found your blog through Instagram, and I am so glad I did!


♥Liza said...

Ahhh I love 'real' mail! And I love looking in the mailbox to see if I got any happy mail! It's more fun to receive something hand written and decorated than an e-mail. I have just found your blog and I think it's darling! I love how you edit your pics and your posts!
Please enter me in your giveaway!
My e-mail address is lizalou97@gmail.com
I blog about my life over at http://dailybuzzbuzz.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

So fun. Happy mail is the best, even if its just a magazine.

Crystal said...

What sweet packages of kindness :) real mail can brighten a day :)

Erin Kloosterman said...

What a great idea! This is so cool!


Kayleigh said...

Oh wow! I love this! Like really LOVE this. I'm such a fan of snail mail! but I'm running real low on friends these days. Community sounds amazing!

nat said...

Such lovely treats from talented ladies, thanks for the chance to share in the community.



abby said...

It is so fun to receive mail, I agree! And sometimes even more fun to send it. I love putting gifts together for friends xo

Kathryn said...

Hi Natalie! I'm usually such a lurker because I squeeze in my blog roll during the little one's nap or late at night and I tell myself I have no time to comment. Not true! Thanks for giving me the needed nudge. And I would love to receive happy mail form you! :)


Liz / Tangible Ingredients said...

happy mail is my very favorite thing. when wondering what i want to do with my life, i've often wished that packaging up happy little bundles and mailing them to people could be a job. i'd be happy forever! continually inspired by you, sweet natalie! giveaway or not, i'd so treasure being mail buddies with you!

liz.endicott at gmail

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the loveliest way to brighten up someone's day!

Would love to be part of this.



Kristina said...

I could use a little sunshine in this rainy NW winter weather!


Kristen said...

So fun! I need to send more packages :)

kristenspickard [at] gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Pleeeez count me in. Some "good mail" would certainly brighten my day!

Just call me Ragged!

Lisa said...

good gravy!
happiness and sunshine!
pretty please include me with a cherry on top!!
i would "skip, skip, skip to my lou" all the way to the mailbox.
thank you for your generosity and your sweet spirit.
it really speaks true through your blog.
lisacolquhoun (at) live.ca

Katie Falkenberg said...

This is so sweet! And very inspiring -- as is your entire blog. Thank you!!


Gaby said...

i love mail! thislittleport@gmail.com fingers crossed :)

lauren said...

I just recently discovered you on instagram and was completly taken with your pictures. I now follow your pretty blog! Such great style you have, and such an inspiration. Enjoy your day! Lauren. Lauren_mkruger@yahoo.com

nina p. said...

hi natalie. i've been following your blog since the days i was more active on flickr and we were contacts with each other. since then i've been a lurker but am so happy you have continued to blog and share your life. even if i don't "win" your words always make me appreciate the little things in life :). i would love to get some happy mail from you - how generous! have a great day....


Cary said...

What a wonderful idea:) I would love this!


Kaylan said...

Eek! I'd love love love some happy mail from one of the most creative bloggers I know! kaylanbuteyn@gmail.com

hannah rose said...

Love it Natalie! There is such great joy in having true community with people.

Hannah Wilder

meredith m said...

Aw what a fabulous idea! I have made my friends care packages of happy mail when they are down!
mermont84 at yahoo.com

Ellen said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love to win! Just started reading your blog and I really enjoy it :)


Anonymous said...

What a great idea!

I'm Jennifer B

Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid said...

I would love some happy mail! And would happily return the favor!

Ky said...

I think this is an absolutely incredible idea! Is this something anyone can be a part of?

Kee! said...

you are so inspiring! thanks for being you!

I love happy mail!

loringp said...

Who wouldn't like happy mail?!

loringann at gmail dot com


Katie b said...

I just found your blog and love it!
Blessing to you today!

amelia said...

Oh! I love this! I have always loved to send and recieve little packages of happy mail!

beth said...

Nothing beats opening up your mailbox to see something handwritten peeking out. What a lovely giveaway!


Colleen Stewart said...

I became inspired by Sara's mention of Happy Mail. Then when I received a Christmas card with a "you are beautiful" sticker from her I just HAD to get some for myself to send to my friends! So I've sent out at least 25 letters, cards, pictures & "you are beautiful" stickers to friends and family. What joy it gives me to bless them :) It is just so much fun!!!

Colleen Stewart said...

oops forgot to leave my email
Colleen Stewart

rachel said...

What a sweet idea. :)

Sherrie said...

Happy, happy mail! (I'm so glad that you liked your little assortment of goodies.) Unrelated: I saw this today and you came to mind: http://www.omiyage.ca/product/rose-washi-tape-triplets-blue

Jen said...

Mail other than bills is always fantastic!


Mechelle said...

Love your blog. Hope I win!


Anonymous said...

Happy Mail makes a good day better! And a better day best! Thank you for sharing and offering a giveaway.


Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm said...

Oh pick me! I love happy mail!! :)

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