With today being Valentines day, a few of the plus size bloggers thought it would be nice idea to celebrate it between us. A Galentines Day gift, if you will. A Loveswap in fact.
Taking part in the LoveSwap were the following amazing ladies –
The premise was to spend £10 on each other, and to keep it a secret, if you wished. Using a random name generator, I was given the person I had to buy for and duly set about trying to find something I hoped she would love.
Knowing that my lady is a particular Sci-Fi nut, I scoured various websites and companies looking for one or two little gifts that I could send.
I finally opted on a couple of items from one of her favourite shows, Doctor Who.
I duly packed up my little surprises and sent them off to the lovely Natty Nikki!
On Saturday I had big brown envelope arrive. I immediately knew who it was from, as the post label had the University address they work at on it!
Opening the the envelope, I found my gift all wrapped in heart print paper, with a seperate card saying “Only open if you want to know who sent you this” Well…. I already knew that it had come from the wonderful Daisy so I opened the card anyway!
Tearing open the delicately wrapped package, I found a beautiful metal heart hanging decoration, with the words “Dream Big” painted on it, and a beautiful Gratitude journal.
For those of you not familiar with these, it is a daily journal that gives you space to list what you have been grateful about that day, and also any special moments you may have had.
I have been looking at these for a little while now, as with a bit of thought you can find lots to be thankful about every day.
When my mental health is a little bit low, looking back over some of the things that I will have filled in, will lift my moods and I truly think will help.
I have had quite a good week this week, with quite a lot to be thankful for. I intend to start the journal at the beginning of this week, writing down all the things that I have been grateful for, and then continue it day by day.
Once all the gifts were opened and shared, everyone decided to write a little blog about the experience, sharing what they got and what they had received.
Why not go and have a little look at their blogs to see exactly what they got!
Do you celebrate Valentines Day? Or is it all commercialised rubbish? Or did you, like us opt for a LoveSwap with your Galentines?
Till next time