Paying It Forward

I’m NOT a fan of surprises, they make me feel a bit anxious.

A surprise birthday party would be my nightmare. And I’m not saying that in a I-totally-DON’T-hate-surprises-and-I-would-LOVE-a-surprise-birthday-party-with-cake-and-balloons kind of way. I genuinely don’t like surprises. I always know what my Yule/Christmas and birthday gifts are ahead of time. I catered my own wedding to ensure that there were going to be no surprises.

I enjoy creating surprises for others. I get why other people like them. I get why my kids like them. But they’re just not for me.

That was until today.

Today, I had a wonderful thing happen.

I got a mysterious card in the post, along with a voucher for free cake at a local cupcakery!

I have no idea who sent it, because the card simply says;

“Dearest Emi, Enjoy! With love xxx”

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It’s all very mysterious and rather lovely. And I don’t feel anxious about it. More… curious.

VERY curious actually.


I’m also inspired!

This little act of loveliness deserves to be passed on. Paid forwards.

So here’s what I’m going to do.

Leave me a comment, telling me about a Little you know who is extra especially special.
A child who just brings light and sparkle to others.
One who brings you joy.

This can be your own child, or someone else’s child.

I will then choose at random, one little light to receive one of my handmade MamaPixie animal masks in the post!

Share the love, and all that jazz.

Emi, x

The winner chosen by the random number generator was number 7, Niccy J and her daughter, Zephy!

Owl Mask - brown

Butterfly Mask - purple

Wolf Mask - blue 2

Cat Mask - orange


And the fine print!

1. Entry is through commenting on this blog post only.

2. You can eneter as many times as you like, but only one nomination per comment please.

3. The winner will be drawn at random using a random number generator on Monday 19th January. The winner will be announced on this post, on the MamaPixie Facebook page, and contacted by email.

4. The winner must provide the postal address of the child receiving the mask by Wednesday 21st January, or a new winner will be chosen. The winner can also choose from a wolf, a cat, an owl or a butterfly mask, and the colour scheme used.

5. The mask will then be sent to the child by the end of January 2015.

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  • Reply Andrew Fairley January 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Our nephew Jake! He’s one of the loveliest 6 year olds you could ever hope to meet.

  • Reply debbie January 15, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Little F, for getting through his cancer treatment and subsequent monthly check-ups with constant smiles x

  • Reply Anna January 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    My amazing, incredible, inspiring daughter Serendipity. Born with Spina Bifida and a myriad of other health problems, she has just turned 6 and never let’s her ‘difficulties’ get in her way! She has brought us light and joy every day of her life.
    She is poorly at the moment and limited in what she can do, her favourite games is playing ‘cats’ and she would adore a mask to wear whilst doing so

  • Reply Sarah January 15, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    The first person I have to nominate is my ten year old’s best friend, Aoife. She is a soft, sweet, quiet soul with the cheekiest twinkle in her eyes. She perfectly balances my wild stubborn little madam, and they inspire and support each other so beautifully. She has touched our family so much, and needs a lift – she’s going through hell right now with the loss of two grandparents as well as school issues.

  • Reply Lydia January 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I’d like to nominate our own bright, busy bee, Harriet. After a long, difficult road to finally meeting her, we gave her the middle name Blythe (meaning joyous) and our sunshine girl has certainly been that! She’s brought so much warmth and wonder to our lives and I’m so excited to see her grow and blossom.

  • Reply Stacey Finch January 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I wish to nominate my beautiful daughter, Edith. She is so sweet and gentle. Such a loveable soul. She loves cats, so winning one of these masks would make her a very happy kitty indeed. Good luck everyone!

  • Reply Niccy J January 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    My nomination would be for my daughter, Zephy. She inspires me in so many ways – her energy, her endless compassion for all living things and her total zest for life!

  • Reply KarenW January 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    OK, here goes! First I would like to nominate my eldest daughter, Eva. She’s an inspiration to me every day, I love her confidence and have-a-go attitude, nothing scares or phases her!

  • Reply KarenW January 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    And secondly, my other daughter Rosa. She’s so loving and affectionate, and thoughtful and kind. She’s my little snuggle monkey!

  • Reply Janet January 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    i nominate my little friend, Hope, she is a joy & makes me laugh & she loves to dress up, so would love one of these masks!

  • Reply Kendal January 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I nearly forgot to enter. I’ll nominate my eldest, Ava. She’s such a sweetheart and so caring to others, very inspiring. And she loves dressing up so I’m sure would appreciate one of these lovely masks xx

  • Reply Caroline February 7, 2015 at 9:39 am

    What a lovely surprise! Too late to enter, but how was the cake in the end? :-)

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