How does the process work?
You nominate someone to me. I contact you shortly after that, to let you know I got the details and to have a quick chat about the gift. I then make something, write a letter, and send it to your person. You're happier, I'm happier, they're happier, and that's it. Job done.
Can I nominate someone overseas?
Yes, I've sent gifts all over the world.
How do I nominate someone?
There is a link HERE to the form. You can contact me directly via social media as well, or if you know me in real life, but using the form helps keep me more organised.
Who can I nominate?
I aim to send gifts to the struggling, the broken hearted, and people who need a little love the most. The recently bereaved, people recovering from loss and illness, people who are deeply sad and hurting. Those are the sorts of people I aim to help.
Can I nominate myself?
Nope! The backbone of this project is the idea that the act of giving is healing. This little system is designed to help three people with each nomination. You feel better for helping someone in a real and tangible way, I feel better for making something and being the go-between, and they feel better for getting a total surprise in the post.
How long does it take?
That sort of depends. I have a few kids, a few day jobs, and too many cats. I work these gifts around all of that. When you contact me to nominate someone I'll give you a rough idea of what to expect though, and of course it will take more time if I'm making something from scratch.
What sort of gifts do you send?
Things that are small and easy to post. Small paintings, embroideries, necklaces, things like that. Everyone also gets a little handwritten letter.
Can I request a specific kind of gift for someone?
I do my best to accommodate special requests, and can talk to you about this when you send a request in. If there is a particular colour, or animal, or theme that might be very special to your person, I can try to incorporate that, just let me know.
How can I help?
This service is free, but sometimes people are adamant about helping out with the cost of materials and postage. If you'd like to help towards those costs, there is a PayPal link here.
In the past, I've accepted small pieces of arts and crafts from other artists and makers, to help when I have more nominations than I can easily manage. I'm currently making everything myself, but if I open back up for donations I will have the process laid out here on the website. You can always contact me if you'd like to donate something anyway, because sometimes I forget up update this page. :)
Do you keep any information or details?
No. I don't keep anyone's name, address, or any details whatsoever, and I don't ever contact anyone aside from when I post them their gift. There are no newsletters, no emails, nothing like that.
How did all of this all start?
There is a long blog post HERE about how all of this started.