I received an email from the lucky winner of the Paper Ivy September 2013 Giveaway, Rebecca, to say that she was so excited to have won and she gave me her address so I could send her prize to her. Rebecca got back to me a bit later to tell me she had received her Paper Ivy package. She was so thrilled and it made me beyond happy to be the one who could put so much joy into someone’s day. I hear her Paper Ivy lovelies arrived safely and remained safe despite some little ones “helping” to unwrap her prize. So nice that everyone got some enjoyment out of it.
This is what she received:
Here is what she would’ve seen when she opened the box:
And this is what was in all those little packages:
By now, you’re wondering what it is that I learned from this… Well, I definitely love giving things to people. I really love making people happy and just knowing that I’ve lifted someone’s mood, lifts my mood too. We can all get immersed in our own daily grind and if I have the occasion to stop and do something to make someone smile I’m doing it!
The other thing, and this has been confirmed with the contact I’ve had with other clients and customers, but this reinforces it too, is that people like the things that I create. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but a lot of people really like Paper Ivy design and products. While I’m not surprised, it really makes me keep going. It can be hard for a creative person to keep putting themselves out there if they are shy by nature, but it seems like almost every time I do, I get rewarded. Next time I’m holding myself back because it’s hard for me to put myself out there, I’m going to remember this and push forward.
So if you are reading this, thank you Rebecca, and thank you to everyone who encourages me.
— P.S. For those who aren’t familiar with Paper Ivy giveaways, if you would like a chance to win a package like this, filled with Paper Ivy products, all you have to do is subscribe to the Paper Ivy Newsletter.