Snail in the mail

I have recently come across Claudia, who posts a snail-a-day on various social media sites,  and now has a blog called Creative Shell.

Anyway, Claudia is putting together a collection of snails. She writes…

Click on the picture to find out how to send a snail in the mail to Claudia

I want 365 people to send me a snail in the mail and I want to exhibit them all.

So in the spirit of sharing is caring, snail mail is the best, slow and steady wins the race, why not JOIN THE SPIRAL and send a SNAIL IN THE MAIL.

It’s your snail, it can be painted, doodled, moulded, a photograph, on a postcard, anything you want.

How could I resist? And, indeed, there has been a lonely knitted snail sitting on my bookshelf for a while now, just waiting for someone to adopt it. So, I contacted Claudia and yesterday I sent my spare snail off to join her collection.

I’m not posting a picture of it, because she won’t have received it yet and I want it to be a surprise. But, all you creative folks out there, why not send Claudia a snail for her exhibition… go on, you know you want to!


P.S. Claudia is also responsible for Random Acts of Dryness, at which point I should, perhaps, mention my friend Sarah who has invented the Cumbrella… do check out these two lovely initiatives – the world needs more people like this.


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  1. What fun all of this is. A snail in the mail, a chumbrella, Random acts of dryness, I am delighted with everyone’s creativity. Looking forward to the unveiling.

  2. Snails in the mail eh? Might be time to get Stevie-boy to hone his wood skills and rustle up a tiny native wood snail

  3. What lovely initiatives! I love the Chumbrella idea – these simple things could change the way we behave in wet weather! If I can organise myself successfully over the next couple of weeks I might even be able to whip up a simple snail painting …….. I’m reluctant to promise as I’m a tad overwhelmed at the moment, but you know how things can quickly change 🙂

    • She’s collecting snails over the whole year, so there’s no rush!
      I too love the Chumbrella idea – Sarah came on one of my introduction to permaculture courses last summer and we were all very taken with her chumbrellas. At the time she was just starting the project, so it’s nice to see progress… I may even take the plunge and buy one!

  4. Hmmm . . . I need to ponder this–it’s a very fun idea!

  5. Something to work on later in the year when I’m not quite so over-committed!

  6. Wowzers, Jan! Thank you so much for blogging about ‘Send a snail in the mail’ ❤ I have just spent the morning spiralling around many of your blogs, I am going to be late but full of love and inspiration this morning. Thank you! xo

  7. Reblogged this on Creative Shell and commented:
    I am over the moon about Jan from The Snail of Happiness blogging about the Send a snail in the mail project. I have spent the morning reading various blogs which spiralled from the post. What a wonderful community! ❤ xo

  8. I loved reading about these umbrella-based projects! What good ideas… Especially in our climate! I’ll have to see if I can find a few spare minutes sometime to assemble a snail for Claudia’s collection too 🙂


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