Planning is the key

You’ve finally made the decision to give that someone special a personalised gift…Congratulations.  Now the fun part begins.  Never before has the joy of giving been so rewarding for both the giver of a gift and the receiver of the gift.

Much like all good things, taking a little bit of time to plan can make all the difference.  You can even start planning while you wait for your kit to arrive.  Here are some tips to complete your kit.

Before you start

Now that you have made the decision to personalise the perfect gift for someone special, you can get started immediately.  If you are waiting for your kit to arrive and you are eager to get started, take some time to plan.

Start to think about the happy times you have spent together.  What are some of the things that remind you of that special someone?  Gather some photos, letters, or cards they may have given you.  What are the things that remind you the most of that person?  Their favourite song, their smell or even a favourite book.  Close your eyes… think of that person… what are the feelings you have?  Do they make you feel safe?  put a smile on your face?  or does it fill your heart with joy?

Don’t wait for your kit to arrive to start writing down some of the reasons!  Start a list…either on your phone, an excel spreadsheet or just in the back of your diary.  Reasons tend to come to you at any time of the day…once you start writing them down, you will be amazed how easy one leads to 5 and 5 leads to 10 and so on.

Getting started

So the day has come to start your kit.  Take some time to set the mood.  Put yourself somewhere you can spread out, you can’t be interrupted and somewhere you are comfortable.  Spread out the items you have selected to remind you of that special someone.  You are ready to experience the joy that is 365Because.

Here are some more ideas…

Grab a drink, some nibblies and put some music on.

Put your phone on silent.

Grab a few different pens…mix it up a little.

While you’ll find you get on a roll with some memories, its important to take a few breaks and walk around the house.


I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I did! xx


365Because has been a dream of mine for many years.  Now I finally share the joy that I experienced, with you.

The idea for 365Because grew when I was searching for the perfect gift to give my sister.  Now she was someone who had everything and needed for nothing…she was someone with expensive taste and who I was sure would never remember what the gift was within a few minutes of opening it.  The truth is, whatever gift I gave her, I was likely to get it back as a gift myself, or it was bound to end up sold at her next garage sale!

So the search continued to find something that was meaningful, special and hopefully something that she could not re-gift or that would cost me a small fortune!  It was then that I found myself surrounded with things that reminded me of her, some photos (keep in mind this was the time before Facebook so I had real photos), an old birthday card, a post card she had sent me while on holidays…so I grabbed a glass of wine, my favourite chocolate and I lit a candle.

The joy of giving

I had worked on my gift for my sister for a few days.  It was a gift filled with love and many happy memories.  I knew it was something that she would treasure.  I knew it was definitely something she didn’t already have.  And I knew it was something meaningful that money couldn’t buy.

I saved my gift for last.  Watching my sister open it and seeing her face light up as she worked out what it was, made it all worth the effort!  It was just as rewarding for me giving her the gift as it was for her receiving it.  We sat and opened a few tickets, reading them out loud.  We laughed as we remembered some of the happy times we have shared over the years.


I had found a healthy outlet to express my thoughts and feelings.  The kit was a way for me to say all those things I wanted to say but never took the chance, had the time or the guts!  I knew then that this was something I needed to share.

I reflected on my experience.  I worked out how I could make it better!  I then went about getting all the things to make it easy and fine tuned the process.  A kit from 365Because has everything you need to experience the joy of giving.

Thank you

If you’re like me and always looking for something unique and meaningful to give that special someone, then 365 Because has something for you!  Just add your personal touch and let that someone know just what they mean to you with any kit from the 365 range.

i love you because…

you inspire me xx