A few months ago we signed up for Little Red Farm's cultural exchange. We mailed packages of goodies and information representing California/USA to people from England, France, Nigeria, Australia and USA (East Coast), and in return we will receive a package from each of them.
In between all the holiday madness and sickness (Simon is slowly trying to recover from the stomach flu and an ear infection), I completely forgot to take pictures of the packages that we sent - oops! They included a USA map jigsaw puzzle, postcards from northern California, California state information and coloring pages, eagle and flag stickers and die cut shapes, crazy straws (just because my boys can't get enough of them!), lip balm in patriotic packaging, pencils and a few sweets. Each box was slightly varied to suit the number of children in the family. We can't wait for the recipients to get their packages!
The first package that we received was from a sweet family in South Carolina who shared some of their local customs and traditions with us.
Monday, January 2, 2012
2:18 AM Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space No comments
The package was wrapped in the South Carolina state flag (made from a plastic tablecloth and white paper). How cute is that!?
It contained: a postcard, South Carolina state shaped cookie cutter, SC pencils, SC roadmap, SC popscicle stick puzzle, Confederate money, peanuts, cotton, a sand dollar, a plastic palmetto bug and a state flag dough ornament (that went straight up on the boys' Christmas tree!). There was also a nice letter from the family and some papers describing the items and their history.
Sawyer was totally excited about the map, and he spent a really long time trying to read all the different city names.
Sutton immediately dove into the bag of peanuts - they didn't last long!
They both took turns trying to put the puzzle together. It took them awhile, but they finally got it when they worked as a team!
Thank you so much for our package! We loved receiving such fun mail, and it was great to learn a bit about an area of the US that is so historically different than ours. If you're interested in participating in the next cultural exchange, Little Red Farm already has a link to sign up for the 2012 exchange.