the chain is simple. i received my handmade gift from jodi, then it was my turn to post a photo of her gift, ask for 5 new people to pay it forward to, make something of my own and mail it to those 5 people (i got 6 responses instead of 5 and happily filled all 6). the only requirement was that they agree to keep the chain going and pay it forward to 5 new people, so on and so on....
i am not super crafty, but i knew i wanted to give a little piece of my home in my gift. i thought on it for awhile and decided upon a simple folded peace crane to hang as my handmade part, and a treasure from our beach here in maine as a second part. since my cranes are a little bird of peace, i figured a heart rock would be a perfect match. a little love & peace. i added a moo card and tucked all 3 items into a simple brown bag and mailed them off to all corners of the globe. 2 even went international, one to finland and another to london. i waited to write this post because i wanted to make sure everyone received their mail first. i now know all have arrived safely via snail mail, (london mail is obviously slow, poor xanthe just got hers last week!) now i am proud to show them all in their new homes as photographed by their recipients.
it is fun to think that a little peace crane and heart rock from maine usa are now in 6 very different places. makes this big world feel a little bit smaller.
thank you jodi for my beautiful gift and including me in this circle of goodness.