Lovely Letters –
Snail Mail Exchange (June)

While i was reading Local Adventurer (an awesome blog you should totally check out) i found that they host a monthly international snail mail exchange called Lovely Letters and i got really excited because i’ve been wanting to be a part of another fun pen pal exchange. The packages have a budget of $7, so it’s just a little fun detail to share with new pen pal friends!

I got paired with Mo from Mo Explores, i loved getting to know her through our emails, her fun blog and YouTube Channel! The theme of this month’s exchange was SUMMER FUN!

Outgoing package:

  • Hanabi (Fireworks) Hand Fan
  • Okinawa Fish Magnet
  • Balancing Dragonfly
  • Japanese Snacks: Popsicles / Hi Chew / Unknown snack (lol!)
  • Okinawa Postcard (Lovely Letter)

I wanted my box to reflect Summer in Okinawa, and of course i hit up the ¥100 store to gather all the items. Hanabi or Fireworks is one of the ways the Japanese celebrate summer and you can’t survive a summer here without a fan in your purse. Okinawa is known for having some of the world’s best diving spots and who doesn’t love a cute magnet! Also, the dragonflies appear out of nowhere and are a sign that summer is here! Of course i couldn’t send a box without adding some Japanese snacks, so i added some popsicles you can pop into the freezer, some strawberry flavored Hi Chew and a candy that looked cool in the store, lol!

Incoming package:

  • Glamour Magazine
  • Hello Kitty Stickers
  • Weekly Planner
  • Flag – Gel Clings
  • Lovely Letter!

Like the idea of an International Snail Mail Exchange? Read all the rules, here.

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Rachael Brennan

    Awesome! This sounds great! I'm signing up for the July one!

  • this is so so fun! the little okinawa fish magnet is so cute!

  • DIY Just Cuz

    How fun is this! I absolutely love the idea – I started doing a little exchange with someone in Belgium recently, it's definitely exciting. My parents just recently visited & they were obsessed with those candies on the left, I think they're gums?

  • How fun is that!
    I love signing up for these things – but have a hard time following through.
    I never get partnered with anyone who I have anything in common with.

    SO my husband is for sure going to be in Okie for seven months now – and a visit is pretty unavoidable, so we may actually meet in person. whoop whoop.

  • Kassie ODriscoll

    I really, really want to do this… I just need an address that people can send stuff to! haha! I guess I'll have to wait a month or so.

  • Yay! Love these packages you sent & received. 🙂 That magnet is super cute. And who doesn't love hi-chews!

  • These are lovely packages for sure! That hanabi hand fan is so adorable!

  • I'm so happy with how it turned out!! Oh and I got that fish magnet at the store!! 😀

  • It was soo much fun!! They are kind of like a powder-y melt in your mouth sort of candy. What did your parents think of Oki? 🙂

  • I knoow i couldn't decide on what pattern to get until i saw this one! 😉 Thanks!

  • oh you rebranded!!! no wonder!! i was at your other site, and it would give me an error.. so i was wondering what happened. love all those japanese goodies!! 🙂

    • Haha yeah! I haven’t been able to figure out how to forward my url to this one and the girl who i hired to move my blog is on vacation! 😛 I’m glad you were able to find me 😀