Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends from all around the world! It’s a lovely afternoon here in France, and I’m back for another post, and exciting news! Today is supposed to be travelling day, where I take you to visit another city…but I announced that May was going to be full of surprises, so let’s hold this promise RIGHT NOW, what do you say…?
For those of you not remembering, or weren’t there yet, I’m thrilled, and kind of jumping up and down like a crazy person, because today’s the day I’m taking back the Souvenirs From Across The World feature! In case you missed it, I’ll refresh your memory: back in March, I introduced this new feature as a way for me to share my travels with you…and get YOU guys souvenirs! After a giveaway, the wonderful and sweet Mariana @ Book is Glee got a souvenir from Alsace !
When I first introduced this idea, I wanted it to become sort of a regular feature. I’ve given this a lot of thoughts, and today, I want your feedback on this whole idea. Why not launch it right away? Because I don’t see the point if you’re not into it, or don’t want to enter. So, without further ado, here’s my idea : I want to take Souvenirs From Across The World as a concept for all book bloggers, an idea for all of us to get to know each other more, and share bookish, and non bookish stuff, as well! HOW, you ask?
✏️ STEP ONE :
The whole idea of Souvenirs From Across The World is based on getting to know each other, each other’s country, culture, hometowns, etc. Whenever this starts, if it does, I would love for bloggers wishing to participate in this feature to write a blog post, about their hometown, or, if they don’t want to share its name, which it totally understandable, their country. It can be a pictures post, a post about culture, tradition, a post about clichés in your city, about why you love your city, a huge list post…ANYTHING you can think about, as long as it’s related to your hometown/country. I would obviously write one, too, and you’ll be able, just like the Top Ten Tuesday feature, to link to your own post on this very page.
✉️ STEP TWO :
After discovering each other’s country, AND ONLY IF YOU WANT TO, you can enter for the fun part of this…sharing souvenirs! As you can see above, I decided to send a little plush keychain from my hometown, and a postcard.
Obviously, the goal isn’t for us to spend all of our money, because let’s face it, we are already spending A LOT on books. The goal is to share the love, whether it’s just with a postcard, or a souvenir. If you enter, you can obviously choose the price you’re willing to put in this. Moreover, as we all know international shipping can be expensive, you’ll be able to decide whether you want to send it locally, or internationally.
Since the goal is to get to know each other, I would put names in a jar, and pick out people, obviously based on their location, and the amount you’re willing to pay, because it doesn’t seem too fair if someone can only send a postcard, and someone else wants to send a book. (YES, why not?!) so the pairings would be done according to that, the destination, and other than that…SURPRISE!
🎉 STEP THREE :
Send, share, get to know other book bloggers, and just… enjoy!