In my hall of residence we had this activity recently called 'Secret Admirer', which has been lots of fun. We were given the name of someone in the hall who we didn't know very well, with their favourite colour, snacks and music/films/books, with instructions to shower them in love for a week.
I decided to make a series of letter for my admiree, using the template of the 'open when...' letters. I have seen lots of ideas for this on Pinterest, but most of them are for significant others, and I wanted to do it for someone that I didn't really know at all.
So I had to be a bit more creative, and I thought I would share what I did, for other people who want to use this cool gift idea for people other than their significant other.
So here are my 'open when' ideas for friends/acquaintances:
1. OPEN WHEN... you want something pretty
Contains: these cute little polaroids I found
2. OPEN WHEN... you want a book to read
Contains: book recommendations
3. OPEN WHEN... you are bored
Contains: fun and quirky websites to visit
4. OPEN WHEN... you want a laugh
Contains: terrible question and answer jokes that are so bad they are kind of funny :)
5. OPEN WHEN... you are worried about the future
Contains: a list of people who didn't become successful until later in their life
6. OPEN WHEN... you need a hug
Contains: a tea bag and a milo sachet
7. OPEN WHEN... you are hungry
Contains: a good ol' block of milk chocolate
8. OPEN WHEN... you're about to do the laundry (or go to the vending machine)
Contains: a $2 coin which is the price for a load of washing here
9. OPEN WHEN... it is (insert date here)
Contains: letters of encouragement on the days of her exams. One exam is the same day as her
birthday, so I put a birthday card in that one. :)
10. OPEN WHEN... you've just had a really shit day
Contains: pictures of Ed Sheeran (her favourite artist) with cats
11. OPEN WHEN... you need motivation
Contains: a whole bunch of motivational quotes I found on Pinterest
12. OPEN WHEN... you need motivation (again)
Contains: a letter saying that she should get back to work and stop reading said letter
And there you have it!
If you guys have ever made letter like this or if you've ever done the secret admirer thing, let me know!
I had lots of fun doing it, there's something nice about sending happiness and love out into the world without really knowing where it's going or seeing the reaction to it.
I hope your week was good, mine was an interesting mix of studying and blogging. :)