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Recent Happy Mail

Here’s some cute mail packages I’ve received lately from friends and Patreons.

halloween happy mail

It’s taken me ages to photograph everything so we’re going back to Halloween and this spooky package from Phoenix. She always sends the cutest things and I love how sparkly it is, and all the ghosts of course.

halloween happy mail

The big card is a double sided wall ornament but I propped it up on my mantelpiece. I did indeed enjoy a spooky night with all my ghosts.

halloween happy mail

It also had these adorable Pokemon stickers and memos. Too cute.

halloween happy mail

I also subscribed for Halloween Rainbowholic mail from Kaila’s Patreon since it also included San-X characters. As always, it was full of cute stuff including Rilakkuma stationery, Halloween washi tape and a spooky Japan Post postcard.

Tiny Plant happy mail

Halloween also inspired me to finally sign up for Tiny Plant‘s happy mail tier on Patreon. It’s only $5 a month including shipping and you get a themed set of stickers and surprises.

Tiny Plant happy mail

I liked the Halloween set enough to keep my pledge going and the next set was even cuter! Look how cosy and cute this is. I’m having a really hard time choosing stickers to put on my new laptop as I’ve got so many cute ones.

happy mail

Natasja was able to deliver this in person as we met in Utrecht for the first time. We’ve known each other online – and worked together at SCK – for a long time now so she knows my interests very well: ghosts, bunnies, space and Sumikko Gurashi! I don’t think I can bear to use any of these stickers.

happy mail

Natasja tried out Pinkoi (an Etsy-style marketplace in Asia) for SCK and sent me a few things from the sellers we picked. I think I need to place my own order from KumaYankee soon as I love all the bunny washi tape.

Remember, you can join in my surprise mail swap any time to get something back from me, even internationally. You don’t need to be as generous as this! Even a postcard is lovely to receive and I have special things to send back that I don’t sell online.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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