It was the first thing I opened in the morning, and (in between dancing around with jazz hands and smiling my silly face off) I had to share it with everyone. Including you.
But first the jazz hands and silly face. Cuz, ya know: Jazz hands. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Nuff said.
So, before I post the email, here's the backstory: despite my publisher going out of business, when Infinite Potential was initially released we ran a Rafflecopter for a couple of goody bags and prizes. The winner's were selected a matter of days before I was notified of all the events going on with Entranced and I was more than a bit pre-occupied with all the decisions I needed to make about re-querying, independently publishing, etc.
In other words - I was late sending the prizes out to the winners. Bad me. Bad.
I made a point of packaging everything as nicely as I could, and I wanted to go a little extra. Now, I'm not the most visually artistic person in the world (unlike Kelsi, the MC in my book). I can barely draw a box most days. Crafting is one of those things I've always wanted to do, but I never managed to make things look as fabulous as I intended.
Just the same, I decided to MAKE personalized cards for the winners of the 2 goody bags. And I did. I used blank card stock, stickers, scrap booking pens, fancies and findings and made special cards for each winner, and included them in the goody bags.
And shipped them off.
And received the below email from one of the winners, which set me off on this delightfully cheery and excessively wordy post. Cuz she made me feel so good!