Yesterday a small parcel arrived at ParcelHero HQ. After the initial scrum for first contact, we watched as the parcel was expertly opened. For the record, every time someone sends us something we instantly leave our desks and tear apart the packaging; we love parcels. This delivery did not disappoint. Inside the carefully packaged bundle a beautiful sight greeted our eager eyes. This wonderful box has been sent to us by HeartHandmade and has been designed and created by founder, Claire Donovan.
For those of you who are not in the loop, ParcelHero are holding a charity auction for Great Ormand Street Hospital this Christmas. Our campaign #PHWinterWorkshop aims to raise £1,500 for the children’s hospital. Last year we helped to raise nearly £1,000 for Oxfam with our advent calendar campaign. This year we have asked some of the world’s most talented craft aficionados to decorate small wooden gift boxes with their own designs. They then fill these colourful boxes with delightful items that they wish to include before we collect them and auction them off on eBay.
The path that led Claire Donovan to starting Heart Handmade in 2010 began with an interest in scrapbooking. During University, she began to fill scrapbooks and journals while taking online journaling classes. Once talented Claire discovered her favourite colour pallet, everything started to fall into space and she now has the wonderful HeartHandmade blog open for the world to share.
The lilac box that Claire sent us sports a retro flower design that compliments the calming colour of this perfect Christmas gift. It is finished off with a charming ribbon expertly crafted into a bow. Claire has fitted a small gold clasp to the front of the box which truly sets it apart. Inside we find a collection of crafty treats including a flower candle, washi tape, two heart buttons and an origami crane. We love this box and are excited to send it off to one of you lucky eBayers. Keep an eye out on our blog and social media accounts to find out when our amazing boxes are ready for auction.