Mackenzie, and I sent watercolor paintings to each other for fun, which we need to do again when I return. Finally, Remember this post from all the way back in 2012? Yeah, I go a little overboard with sending packages. I'm surprised how much of this I've documented.
The first package (pictured above) came from my friend, Katherine, at 8 Months in Ukraine. I don't really know how it came about, but I think I saw one of her posts where she received letters from friends and I thought, I should send her stuff from Russia, since she lived in Ukraine, has been to Russia, and studies Russian. She messaged me back saying we should be pen pals and a new friendship blossomed. She sent me such a cute assortment of stuff and, most importantly, Sour Patch Kids. I had intentions of saving a few for A to try, but that didn't happen.
ArianaImnida. Ariana and I actually met in our TESOL courses at Cleveland State. She has the coolest style, and when I met her I thought, "I have to be friends with this girl!" but she seemed too cool for me. :) Since our CSU days we've stayed in touch, and I'm so glad she started a blog. A while back she wrote a post about her Korean beauty haul which inspired this post. I think after she saw that post she sent me a message saying she wanted to send me Korean beauty products. I realized that it was a great idea and that I should send her a package from Russia, minus beauty supplies because I would have no idea what to get. Plus, are there any Russian brands? Please comment below if you know of any.