Monday, February 20, 2012

A Little Whimsy!

I joined a swap on SplitCoastStampers for Whimsy Jars.

The word Whimsy is just fun, and is defined as being an odd, fanciful or fun notion.

A Whimsy Jar is basically a decorated jar filled with goodies.
In the swap, we are each assigned a secret sister who posts her 'wish list' answers to several questions so you have ideas of her likes/dislikes, and based on that, you fill a jar you have decorated with several goodies, and mail it to her.  Here is the photo of mine... I crocheted a fun topper, wrapped it with decorated paper, made a matching tag, added ribbon and a handmade flower, and filled it to the brim (literally) with items from her list.

I love the idea of this, particularly for just a fun good deed. Remember the old idea of making something such as a plate of cookies, and then secretly sneaking up to someone's door, putting them on the doorstep, ringing the doorbell and then running off before they could answer? There is a joy all its own in doing the good deeds anonymously, I think particularly because we know how fun it must be for the recipient, and how wonderful to know you are being thought of and cared for in such a way.

My mind just swirls with ideas of things you can fill a fun jar with... candy, magnets, hobby items, toys, notepads, a gift card or certificate such as a movie rental and popcorn packet, homemade goodies, etc.  So why not create a Whimsy jar and deliver it (anonymously or not) to someone this week?! 
May all our lives be filled with a little Whimsy (and a lot of good deeds)!

1 comment:

Jen A said...

Love your jar! I just finished mine today...so much fun. It's a great way to spread some cheer. I'll be making more of these!