Here it is: The fruits of my labors.
I put together a curated book experience for @skelebirddraws since The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series and I was dying for her to read it and also she said “No, seriously, do that” when I threatened to make her a book box for her birthday, and this is what happens when you challenge me.
The way it works is I devised a plan to have a reading adventure-style guide included in the gift that would explain when to use each item and the chapter it related to! But because I’m a graphic/product designer for my day job, I realized I could make the adventure insert look like one of Gansey’s journal pages, with all the collage and interesting bits about Welsh Kings thrown in. (For funsies scan the page and find all the references! In some places I used quotes and in others I got more tangential) You can see the print in the box in the photos above.
Included in THE EPIC BOX:
-The 4 TRC candles from Novelly Yours (Cabeswater, Manibus, Henrietta, and Gansey)
-300 Fox Way and Excelsior stickers
-Bumble Bee Enamel Pin
-The Raven Boys Book
-How much do you know about Welsh Kings Bookmark
-Earl Grey Tea
-A Fleur De Lis bracelet
-A Perfume sampler that includes scents that I thought matched the vibe of the Book (Raven Spells, Feather Heart, The Reading of Leaves, and Magic and Moonlight)
The idea is as she reads the journal page will make more and more sense to her and also who doesn’t love being told what to do and when right????
Also: @maggie-stiefvater because imma die if she sees this!