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Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Tuesday last week I was having a rubbish day. You know one of those where everything seems to get on top of you and you have an awful headache and you just want to go into hibernation for a while? Yep it was one of them. However it didn't end up being quite so bad when I came in from work to a lovely *Emergency Happiness package from Viking - it was exactly what I needed!

First, I'll tell you a little bit about Viking and their campaign. Viking is part of the Office Depot Group and ran a campaign for World Happiness Day featuring a printer that prints out cheerful messages - how adorable right?! Following on from this, Viking created the #EmergencyHappiness packages to brighten up your day when things aren't quite going your way. I love the concept of this - we all know what it's like to feel down in the dumps and sometimes it's the little things that really can brighten up your day. A thoughtful gift or package like this is just what we need sometimes whether it's from yourself or as a surprise from someone you love. I shared my #EmergencyHappiness box with Karl who had also had a pretty stressful week (I wasn't feeling quite generous enough to completely give it away...)

Anyway onto the package... My favourite part of it has to be this tea break box. Anyone who knows anything at all about me knows I love a good brew so this little box is perfect for me on a stressful day. Teabags and shortbread biscuits - what more could you want when you're feeling down?

Next up in the package we have some adorable bits of stationary for "the support". A slate heart with the words "you rock" along with a notebook and the cutest pen I ever did see (yep I'm totally using this for uni) Stationary is a sure fire way to cheer me up on a grim day; there's just something so satisfying about being organised isn't there? A little jar of bubbles was also included which I was so thankful for! Luna absolutely loves bubbles so I spent ages blowing them for her to jump up and pop - I had to include the adorable photo I caught of her with her tongue out! Playing or cuddling with your pets is such a great way to wind down after a long day as well - they love you no matter what.

Finally we have two little bags called "the fixer-upper" and the "lucky bag", both of which are simply adorable. The lucky bag contained bottles of glitter "to remind you every cloud has a silver lining", a lucky penny to "remind you that you're worth it" and a lottery ticket (which unfortunately I wasn't even close to winning anything on!) while the other bag had a rubber, plasters and sunflower seeds, all of which add up to a super thoughtful gift for someone who is feeling a little low. 

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My little package really did help to cheer me up when I was down in the dumps so it would be really lovely to make one of these for someone else, perhaps a friend or a relative who is in need of a little pick me up. I've just come up with a few little tips on how you can make your own, whether it's for yourself or for someone's birthday or if you just want to spread the happiness!

What would the person really, really appreciate?
This seems obvious but is something I think we forget too much when putting together gift packages - what does the person really, really like? For example if it was me, I'd be so happy with a packet of green tea and some Colin Caterpillars from M&S (call me easy pleased right?) The package doesn't have to be expensive at all - do they like sweets? Are they an animal lover? Remember it's the small things that count so be as thoughtful as you possibly can! 

Wrap it up nicely
Call me vain but I love presents 100x better when they're wrapped up nicely. How satisfying is to see something that has been packed together in a pretty box? My Happiness Package came in a little cardboard box with the contents wrapped up in red tissue inside - simple but oh so effective.

Get creative
The #EmergencyHappiness isn't about expensive gifts. It's simply about spreading the cheer which is why homemade, creative gifts really matter here. A homemade card, some home baking, something along the lines of the glitter bottles... It could be anything at all! We all know how nice it is to receive something someone has put a lot of thought and effort into so there's no better way to show it than with a gift you made yourself! 

What's made you happy lately? You can find out more about Viking's #EmergencyHappiness here.

Amy x

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  1. This is such a cute idea, love it! I will definitely be putting some of thee together for people x

  2. This is such a lovely idea, I'm so tempted to make one for myself or my boyfriend as it seems like such a cute gesture to lift a mood!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  3. Aww, this is such a cute idea! Definitely using this as present inspiration


  4. this is such a lovely idea!! super cute x


  5. This is such an amazing idea - love it!

    Laura xx

  6. What a lovely box to come back to; I love it xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

  7. Omg this is so cute =] such a good idea


  8. Omg this looks adorable! It reminds me of the sweet and short messages my mum would pack with school lunch :)

    Go Prada Yourself. | Fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog

  9. This is literally the most adorable idea I've ever seen! x

    Jordan |Keep Dreaming ♡


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