The cultural exchange sponsored by the Little Red Farm is still going on and we are still waiting for two more packages to come. Nevertheless, I decided to post some more details about the packages we’ve sent. Rachael, from the Little Red Farm, asked people from the US to focus on the state we are from rather than the country. In our package, I tried to create a balance of both, sending information from the US as well as California.
Below, pictures of things related to California:
Reproduction of an orange crate label from our county, Orange County;
A Hollywood key chain;
A couple of little handmade booklets about California;
Seed package of California Poppy, California’s state flower;
Some delicious California raisins;
and a Minnie and Mickey Mouse ears craft.
In addition, we sent some postcards and brochures from Southern California and coloring pages with facts about our state. To the US family, we also sent a California quarter , a California flag, a map and brochures from Yosemite National Park.
The US puzzle (above) , the American flag, and the US currency (below) were sent only to the families overseas.
I hope this post is useful to those just starting the exchange. Start gathering all the stuff and have fun!
An update on our cultural exchange
There were four families in our group: ourselves, one family from Australia, one from South Africa, and another family from the United States. Unfortunately, we only received one package back, and that was from Australia. We never heard back from the family from South Africa, and the US family emailed me back saying they were sending the package within the next few days, but they never did. So, even though we really enjoyed preparing our packages, the whole experience ended up been very disappointing (specially for my older son who would ask me almost everyday where were the packages.) Anyways, keep that in mind. Not everyone will really honor their word. So, if you decide to participate, that’s a risk you’ll have to take. Good luck!