11.15.2011

Package Pals Party- Group 1

Welcome to day one of our package pals party! This is going to be a lot of fun! I've got our first group of Package Pals up today and you will be amazed at what these ladies came up with to send each other. Lets get started! I've got a little snipet from each of these ladies about their experience, then you can click on over to their blogs to read their full posts about it...

Group 1- Whitney and Kaitlyn
"Hi! Our package pal's swap was the beaches of florida meets canada! I have always had an infatuation with Canada so I was excited when I was paired with Kaitlyn. What I didn't know was just how similar our countries were! GEEZ it was hard to come up with things that she didn't have there. Over all, it was a neat experience. -Whitney"
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"i wanted to sent my package pal little tidbits that she couldn't find in her own country, and also represent my own country at the same time! since i'm obsessed with art, i wrapped each package in a picture of canadian art and even included little goodies from some of my favourite major canadian galleries. i also included some new treats for her to try such as cherry blasters and canadian smarties! i made some of my own stationery for her and topped it all off with a super special, no longer in print, canadian one dollar bill! -Kaitlyn"
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Group 2- Sarah and Ellie
"Hollywood meets the Kentucky Derby!!! Hey everyone my name is Sarah and I'm from Orange County in Southern California. My awesome package pal is Ellie from Kentucky. Package pals was seriously the funnest thing I've been able to participate in a long time. We both had so much fun introducing our home towns to each other. Check out what we exchanged!!! -Sarah"
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"I'm from the Bluegrass, she's from Orange County, and it couldn't have worked out better.  Our packages traveled over 2,000 miles each to reach us!  I enjoyed my slice of Orange (literally) and I hoped she liked our Bourbon (BBQ sauce). This project was so fun and Sarah and her family so cute I may just keep sending them stuff.  It is the holiday season after all! -Ellie"
Group 3- Kaycie and Reese
"Hi! I'm Kaycie from Nevada and my pen pal was Reese from Italy. It was so incredible to talk to someone on a completely different continent! Especially because I've never even left the continental U.S. It was so much fun meeting Reese and I can now say that I have a friend in Italy! I got Reese some candies that she missed from the U.S., made her chalkboard mugs, and gave her an early Christmas soap dispenser. It was a blast to assemble! -Kaycie"
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"I sent Kaycie a chocolate bar that I know that they don't have in America and I sent her a cd from an old nineties group as a bit of a spoof cause' she said that was her favourite decade for music. I sent her some make-up that every girl needs and a vintage scarf with a turkey print on it for Thanksgiving. I sent her a native print decal and an illustrative card that had I designed. And I included my favourite non-fiction book on fast food in America. Lastly, I made her a bracelet with green stones which I hope she likes. I was thinking that it would complement her hair and skin-tone. -Reese"
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Group 4- Savannah and Nadine
"I sent Nadine a lot of different types of candy, a few being bottle caps and snickers and then halloween stuff/candy.  I sent her some Barbie socks too, get it? American Barbie? :) On the outside of her package I glued lots of different pictures from an American scenery calendar so she could get a glimpse of what it's like over here! She sent me lots of yummy chocolate and a cool almost Mamba tasting candy things that would pop in my mouth. They were awesome. She ended up sending me TWO packages to! She is too kind and I still have so much German candy. I am eating slowly as to savor it :) Her first package came to me on my birthday which was the best! She is so sweet! I LOVED package pals! Thanks so much for doing it! It's a great experience getting to know someone across the world and getting to experience a little bit of their culture! -Savannah"
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"German Chocolate meets Halloween Candy. Hello ladies, I'm Nadine and I'm from Germany. My absolutely gorgeous package pal is Savannah, who absolutely blew me away with her awesome package. I'm still stoked and over the moon. Given the fact that Halloween isn't celebrated that big in Germany, you can only imagine how much I enjoyed all the Halloween candy. And hello? Did you see the Barbie socks... Swoon! Thanks, Savannah - it was such a pleasure meeting and getting to know you!! -Nadine"
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Now be sure to head over to each of their blogs and check out their full reports! :D

31 comments

lowercase letters said...

LOVE this!! i can't wait to do it next time! they were all so creative and thoughtful for each other<3

melissa said...

Aw! Love seeing what everyone got and gave!! Let's make this an annual thing ;)

Karm said...

that is so cool. i love german chocolate... not that I have ate any, but I wish I could haha

Natasha Louise said...

This looks SO fun!!!! I wish I was involved! Thank you for my comment Gentri, I know you are always there, Love ya! :)

Sarah said...

I LOVED being a part of this. Thank you so much Gentri for setting this up!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Alyx said...

You should definitely take over the blogosphere with this idea, and make it an annual or semi-annual thing! It seriously looks like so much fun.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

So fun Gentri! I just posted mine! Did I do it right?! Ha ha. Really thanks so much for doing this, it was SO FUN! :)

Alisha said...

Ohh how fun!! Love all of those care packages, and the fun little touches from each of the givers! That Florida drawing is too cute. :)

xoxo

Rae Veda said...

So cute. What a fun idea. xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Shutterbug said...

Wow! I love how everyone put so much love into each of the packages! :D

Kate said...

This is so awesome! I wish I had entered! I love seeing what was included in each package.

jen fuller said...

what a great idea! that's adorable and so fun to see the differences :)

Kate said...

such a brilliant idea!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

What a cute idea Gentri!! All of the care packages were so creative and sweet! I'd love to participate next time.

I'm giving away Essie nail polishes on my blog, be sure to enter!:) xo

Emma Frances said...

Love this!!! :) Everyone came up with tons of fun things to send!!

Foster said...

Can I be a part of this?

Fishingforfoster@yahoo.com

Melu103 said...

omg love!
that was such an amazing idea
i was reading your previous
post and how it all started.

I am looking forward for the next
one you do .. i would love to
be part of it!




xoxo
Melina
www.onyaflightaway.blogspot.com

Janette said...

SOOO FUN! I love how Sarah from OC sent an IN&OUT paper hat.. I soooo would've done that too!


Janette, the Jongleur

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness- how cool!

Amanda said...

These all turned out so cute! This week is the best!!!

Denise Pacurar said...

This is so so so cool!!! I'd love to participate too if you do it again!!!!!

xoxo Denise

http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

my soul is the sky said...

so fun gent. i love the germany one most, i miss german candy :(

Kylee Noelle {blog} said...

oooo this is so awesome! Love it.

--Kylee Noelle

ABCollins said...

Gentri,
I loved this! Such a great idea. The In N Out hat was a great touch to the package.I worked there and loved it. I'll for sure be checking out the others blogs.

Erin said...

this is such a cool idea Gentri! :) how awesome that some of them traveled so far!

Mommyblogger said...

This is the greatest little idea EVER!!! How fun :)

PaisleyJade said...

Such a fabulous idea!!!

Suki said...

This is such a sweet idea and so much fun! I'd definitely be interested in taking part some other time!

♥ Nadine said...

Oh, wow! It's amazing to see what the others received. :)

Thanks for doing all this, Gentri! It has been so much fun!!

Love, Nadine

Danielle said...

So I'm obsessed with this idea. I just came over from Redhead Memories' post about the exchange and am now your newest follower.

I'd love to get involved next time if you're looking for new people to participate :)

Happy Wednesday!
Dani
http://littlespindle-dani.blogspot.com
daniellecchance@gmail.com

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hey love. how stinking fabulous are you. adore. so excited I found your blog. totally following. If you get second, I'd love if you'd check out mine. It's all about the adventures of a east coast girl turned LA stylist. thanks, love. xo

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