Presents in the Post

Snail mail, surprises, pretty parcels - that sums up a few of my favourite things. I met Pammi-Joy the lovely owner of Presents in the Post when I hosted my creative business workshop in Cape Town. She is just as lovely as her beautiful name suggests.

"Presents in the Post is a subscription service and online store that introduces you to upcoming South African designers. We surprise you or a person of your choice with a custom present in the post."

I was delighted to be on the receiving end of one of the beautiful gifts on offer. I particularly like the process and questions in order to match you with your secret surprise which offers a girl and boy option... or shall I say masculine and feminine. The site prompts you with clues and you can select whether it's a personal pressie or one for a friend. I think it's the ideal gift option too, making things easy and convenient with the quirky wrapping and option of a handwritten note! Fun, local and ever so clever!

Inside my cute parcel was a limited edition print by Kirsten Sims which offers a whimsical scene with the deepest shade of navy and twinkly stars. Even Daniel likes it and he is a tough one to convince. I found a plain, white frame at MRP Home for around R59.99 (I think) and it fits nicely. I wanted to frame it asap so that I could really enjoy the print. I am ever so tempted to get in touch with Kirsten to understand the inspiration behind it, I have made up my version already. 

Whether you are in need of a personal spoil or an inspired gift for a loved one - head over to Presents in the Post and be charmed by a sweet concept that offers kindness, care and something special. 

Meet Free Monday Giveaway

In 2015 Meet Free Monday carried on (I assure you) and when I got a gap to blog about my day I did (click here, here and here). This year I am trying my best to keep this institution in place, but at the moment I have to also be flexible. If all else fails at least one Monday per month has to continue to be meet free or else! If you are new to this idea - it's a play on words and is based on the concept of keeping one day a week free of meetings and appointments in order to plan, get your mindset right and work through those things that never get done. For me, it's part of my mental health plan as a creative business owner - it means Sunday nights don't feel quite so suffocating and the week starts off in peace.

Today... I have the loveliest giveaway to kick off the week and hopefully to inspire you to plan, get creative and have a well mapped out year and creative business success. Planning is fundamental and digital is useful, but paper holds the promise of creativity and a way to disconnect, if only for a (pretty) second or two. One of my clients that I am currently working with owns a beautiful shop called La Maison which is undergoing a transformation both physically and online. The new look isn't far from being complete. Francie the inspired and wonderful mind behind La Maison is offering one of you this fantastic planner by Kaisercraft. She has a fantastic eye for selecting the best on offer from the various craft brands around the world - you can get in touch with her on email. Her shop is in Durban - visit her Facebook page and see some of the lovely things she sells and makes!

It's a minty green shade called Breeze and is made from PU with a magnetic clasp. It includes the planner which is filled with a selection of dividers, plain pages, calendar / list pages and clear pockets. It isn't dated so you can use it as needed. It's a great size measuring 22cm x 23.3cm x 4.3cm and offers ample space for either modern memory keeping or planning. In fact, I am quite envious of the winner already. I found these pretty images on the Kaisercraft blog showing how you can decorate your planner (accessories / stationery not included). Below are the giveaway entry details - don't miss out!

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Giveaway Info:
This is a local, South African only giveaway.
Winner will be contacted via email and will be chosen using Rafflecopter. Decision is final.
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Best of luck!

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