Saturday, January 26, 2013

Example of a Crappy Day Package #16

It seems so strange to write a regular post, to find joy in anything after such intense sorrow, but life keeps happening whether we are ready or not. Beloved Friend would have liked this post because she loved books too, so it seemed like a good one to post tonight.

A Lovely, Lovely Person* surprised me with this fun box months some time ago!

It is always nice to receive a surprise CDP, and the fun decorations cheered me up before I even opened it!

When I opened this mysterious package, I found:

A CDP built around a book!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!

Just like the book, *squee*!

The inside of the box
Sparkly stars! I wanted to sprinkle the stars all over my room so I could fully enjoy them, but I didn't want them to get vacuumed I'm still trying to think of something fun to do with them.

I liked everything in the box when I opened it, but I LOOOOOOVED everything once I had finished the book because it all went together so PERFECTLY! I enjoyed the book (but if you generally like the same books Jonna likes, you may not like this one ;-) ) and LOVED that this Lovely Person was able to execute this wonderful idea! Thank you again, Lovely Person!! You were right: this IS an excellent escape =).

This box made me think how much fun it could be to do a book-themed CDP exchange...but then I wasn't sure how well that would work...what do you think? When you think of your favorite book, can you see any potential for a CDP built around it? It could be SO FUN or it could NOT WORK, but I don't have the brain capacity, at the moment, to figure it out, so speak up in the comments if you have an opinion!
I will be keeping Crappy Day Present senders anonymous so that the sender doesn't have to worry that Person Q is going to see what they (the sender) sent me and possibly feel bad that their (Person Q's) package was not as fabulous as mine ;-). But if you don't worry as much as I do aren't worried about that, you are welcome to claim your package in the comments!


Kenner said...

What a super fun idea! I'm not sure it would work well for the whole exchange to be centered around a book theme (one of my favorite books is Half-Baked, but how would I give themed gifts? It's about an extremely premature baby!) But I do think it would be great to include on the post where you describe how the exchanges work as a fun idea (non-creative people like myself get easily overwhelmed coming up with gift ideas for people I don't know well - this would be a great suggestion for something special that would be fun to put together, and less overwhelming, I think!)

Emily said...

What a fun CDP!

I like the book theme idea is theory, but I don't think it's something I could actually pull off. I'm just not that creative.

Cayt said...

This is an awesome idea! I think it'd be great to have a CDP exchange themed around books. We did a favourite book swap in a group I'm in and I sent someone my favourite fantasy book with a bunch of fantasy themed goodies.

Jessica said...

What a fun CDP! I loved that book and was sad when I finished. Having a few of those CDP items around might have made it feel like I still had a little magic left.

twisterfish said...

Great CDP! I think if you know the person's taste, a book-themed package would be wonderful! If you don't know their taste in books, it could be awkward.

Misty said...

If you do a book CDP exchange, count me IN. That sounds so freaking fun!