Post-a-Parcel // Christmas Edition

November 15, 2013

Here it is folks...

Our second Post-a-Parcel exchange and the first Christmas edition!  I am so overwhelmed by the responses and participants we had for the first one, and because some of you missed out on the first one, I thought it would be a sweet idea to finish 2013 with another parcel exchange, just in time for the holiday season!

OK - let's get into it.


Who can get involved //
Anyone and everyone who loves collecting, sorting, gift wrapping and receiving pretty packages. Oh, and of course anyone who loves Christmas! 

What is it? //
A project aimed to resurrect the notion of sending and receiving parcels. The first step is to sign up by email and answer the short questionnaire below. Once you've done that, I'll read through everyone's answers and will pair up (to the best of my ability) people with similar interests. You will then get an email from me notifying you of your partner and their email address, and this is where YOU will need to get in contact with them and swap address details etc. Think of it like a long lost pen pal!  

Once you have your parcel partner, the fun begins. This is where you have free reign - be as creative as you want. You can make things, buy things or even collect things to put in the parcel as long as you have a total of 5 different items in it. For this particular parcel exchange, the theme will be Christmas so think red, green, snowflakes, hot cocoa, puddings, red twine, mini wreaths etc etc!

After you have all received our parcels, take a photo of it, upload it on Instagram or Facebook (be sure to tag: @nianeve #postaparcel). Make sure you upload photos of your parcels because not only will there be a little giveaway for the most creative, but it'll also be fun seeing what everyone else have come up with!

How //
If you think you'd like to get involved in this parcel exchange, copy & paste this short questionnaire into an email to and sign up by no later than Thursday 28 November.

1.  Name
2.  Age
3.  Location (Town/Country)
4.  Interests
5.  Email address

OK - the annoying bit - guidelines...

After our first round of parcel exchange, there were a few issues that I need to clarify so pretty pretty please follow these guidelines closely to ensure we all receive our parcels in one piece and at the right time.

  1. Once you sign up & have been assigned a parcel partner, you will COMMIT to creating/sending them their parcel. It won't be fun if you get something and your partner doesn't.
  2. Remember to fill up your parcel with 5 different items. No less and no more, and all 5 items need to total to a minimum of $10 (Australian dollar). This doesn't include postage costs so please take this into account, especially if you have an international partner. If you are feeling generous and would like to spend a bit more, you are more than welcomed to do so.
  3. You can send anything in your parcel - yes even FOOD, but please make sure they are well packaged so that your parcel won't get messy. International posters - please check postage guidelines for foods.
  4. If for some reason you can't put together your parcel anymore, please email to notify me by no later than Friday 6 December.
  5. Please do the best you can to post your parcel by no later than Friday 13 December to ensure that everyone receives their parcels around the same time. If you have an international partner - remember that it might take longer to get your parcel to its destination so please look into this as soon as you get your partner's location, and perhaps even plan to send your parcel earlier. The aim is for everyone to get their parcels by... well, Christmas!
Click here to see some gift wrapping ideas and inspiration, and of course, parcel photos from our last exchange. 

Let the Christmas parcelling begin!


  1. Yewwwwww! Not missing out this time for sure

  2. Oh excellent, I missed out the last time so this is perfect!! And a Christmas one what could be better!!

    1. Glad you can join in on this one Patricia x

  3. Yay! So excited to take part!! You're so clever Nia in dreaming this up! x

  4. THANK YOU!!!! I was so annoyed with myself for missing the first one!!! Definitely signing up for this and even better - xmas themed :)

    1. Don't be! There are plenty more of parcel exchanges in the future! x

  5. Oh yes! I took the christmas style on my first parcel but it would be nice to make some more "christmas"
    I definetly into this again!

    1. You make such gorgeous packages Cristina! Glad to have you on board this round of exchange :)

  6. Wow! I definetly want to be in to this!! :)

    1. I'm glad you're a part of this! The more the merrier :)

  7. My friend Claire introduced me to this - it looks so fun, and the results of the last one were amazing! Definitely signing up this time around :)

    1. Hi Sally, I think I'm following you on IG! Glad Claire introduced you to this & so glad you'll be on board :) x

  8. Can't believe I nearly missed out on this one too! Definitely signing up right now....!! Thanks for thinking up such a great idea!