Six weeks into lockdown and it’s been a long time since you’ve seen some of the people that you care about. With our help, you can send them a little reminder in the post to let them know you are remembering them. ‘Forget me not notes’ are a unique and easy way to stay in touch and are available now through the Communications and Participation team.
What’s in a ‘forget-me-not’ note?
We’ll send a small, hand-crocheted, cotton forget-me-not flower (see photo). The flower has a string attached, so it can be hung as a decoration, tied around a vase or as you will. It also comes with a pin, so it can be worn as a brooch. We’ll include a postcard, with a quote about forget-me-nots, and a space for a hand-written message.
How do I order?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll need to know the name and postal address of your recipient, along with any message that you would like to have written on the card. If you prefer, we can also send the notes straight to you, to add into your own parcel or delivery. Once your order has been packed, we’ll send it via Royal Mail.
We will delete all addresses from our inbox once your order has been sent.
What does it cost and how do I pay?
All of the materials, time and even the stamps are being donated by the Communications and Participation team. We’d be very grateful if you could add a small donation (suggested £5) on the Just Giving Page for Cure Leukaemia, our charity of the year.
If you aren’t sure about making an online donation, that’s okay. We are still happy to post a note for you and when we are all back in the office, you can drop off a donation to us in Woodbury.
Isn’t going to the Post Office breaking the ‘essential travel’ rule?
The notes are small and can fit into a standard envelope, with a regular stamp. There is a Royal Mail post box at the top of my drive, so your letters will be packed and posted without leaving my garden!
We’re sorry, but we can only send to UK addresses at the moment… but we can always send notes to you, to forward on to addresses overseas.
How do you send the notes?
We are being really cautious. The flowers are pressed with a hot iron and packed with gloves into a clean card. The card is posted in a normal envelope and will arrive through the letterbox. We know that Royal Mail are really busy at the moment, so deliveries may take a few days.
I can crochet. Can I make the flowers myself?
The free pattern and cheery video tutorial are available here through Sisters in Stitch. This is a great pattern for using up bits of yarn, but if you want to use the actual yarn from the pattern, you can order it through Wool Warehouse, who are still delivering.