Welcome to In My Mailbox (IMM)! IMM is a weekly meme created by Kristi @ The Story Siren which features books bought/received in the mail, borrowed from the library as well as other awesome book-related goodies in your mailbox.
On Tuesday night last week, I came home from French class to my dad telling me I had something in the mail. I immediately got super excited until he handed me a letter addressed to me from the bank.
|Me when I saw the bank letter.|
My awesome Twitter friend Megan and I had decided to mail out gifts to each other for the festive season last December, but postponed it because I wouldn't be in the country for Christmas and therefore wouldn't receive it in time. It was exhilarating, doing this. Megan and I have never met each other in person before but we both share a great love for Young Adult novels. She's also a very dear friend and a talented writer and I wouldn't have met her if not for the Twitter book community. I'm just pretty amazed at how someone thousands of miles away, whom you've never met, can be a better friend than the people you know in person.
Megan had asked me if I preferred necklaces or bracelets, and I'd replied the former (I do love both, though!). I knew she would be sending me a letter along with the gift, but I really wasn't prepared for what I found in the package I received!
So there was this beautiful envelope...
... with a handwritten letter and greeting card with a mermaid on it! I just adore handwritten letters (: The letter's not in this photo but you'll get to glimpse it later.
There was also an adorable box (:
My reaction when I saw it:
It's just too perfect. It's gothic yet classy, with a touch of vintage to it. I've seen similar necklaces on Etsy and other online stores, but none with mermaids, and there I sat completely speechless at
the my necklace with a MERMAID on it.
And here's everything together!
Just a couple more photos!
I just LOVE how snobbish the mermaid looks! You've outdone yourself, Megan – I've never had a more gorgeous necklace!
I'll put just one photo of me with it on for this post. The other is on my About Me page ;D
Oh, one last thing (: Megan, your letter is amazing. YOU are amazing and I heart you. I'm thankful to have met you and I really appreciate how we've stayed friends. You're a complete stranger I haven't met at all before, but I can totally feel your warmth from across the ocean in Canada. I hope we'll meet one day; you're someone I won't forget so easily. Thank you girl <3
|I HEART YOU!|
So that's it for IMM! What awesome bookish goodies or gifts have landed in your mailbox this week? Leave a link to your post in the comments below so I can swim over! (: