Giftopia – Good Old Happy Days are here again…

Yr. 1996: I was a student that time, learning Information Technology…Once, when I came home after class, my mom handed me one beautiful postcard especially sent to me by my maternal uncle. The postcard was full of encouragement, appreciation and motivation for me to do even better! Wow, what an amazing feeling to receive little happy hand-written surprises from loved ones in the form of postcards and letters. In fact, back then a few of us had Gal Pals who were actually Pen Pals from different countries.

Yr. 2016: All the best for Exams, Birthday Wishes, Wedding wishes, Congratulations for Childbirth?? Simple, Send email or send message on handphone or wish on social media site…everything is done so fast now! Or should I say too fast?? Lightening fast media to convey our feelings are available now-a-days. No surprise, direct communication!

Remembered all those good old days when letters and postcards were main channel of communication. Nostalgic after watching this video!

Thank God, Giftopia by Sample Store is here. To travel us back in those happy days where we used to use traditional means for reaching out to our loved ones. I bet you would love the beautiful thought behind Giftopia Movement – If you love someone, convey that love in the most personalized manner by sending them hand-written postcard. Believe me, in the sand of time, emails and all will vanish one day but these paper memories will still be found somewhere in your cupboard and in your hearts. ♥♥♥

It’s so easy to be a part of something as novel, as creative as Giftopia and Spread love!


There are total 24 postcards in Giftopia and they all are pre-paid means you just write the message straight from the heart, write the address and send it to your loved ones. ♥♥♥

Shhh, there is a secret message hidden in all 24 postcards. Find it and win attractive prizes. Wow!

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Do you remember when was the last time you sent postcard to your loved ones? 🤔 Frankly speaking, I don't remember…But after I saw these beautiful, inspiring postcards from Sample Store's Giftopia, I have decided to send them to my family and friends…This Snail Mail will surely make their day!! 😍 and yes, they are pre-paid! So just write and send…💌 . . . You want to be a part of Giftopia movement and spread love? Then be there at Raffles City, Atrium, Level 3 on 15th and 16th October. Loads of fun and prizes to win! . Do RSVP at #giftopia #samplestore #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #postcards #rainbowdiaries #sglife #sgblogger #sgbloggers #sporemombloggers #instalove #letters #letterwriting #sgparentbloggers

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Times changed and so do we! Technology brought the much-needed speed and E-MAILS replaced SNAIL EMAIL. Good and Bad – will the current generation of our kids will know the fun behind getting letters and postcards? or will they have to be content with the emails, messengers etc.?

As a mom, I always keep on wondering that where exactly technology is leading us? We are becoming more and more tech-savvy which is of course fun. But the old world charm of postcards, hand-written letters is also something we MUST experience.

Decided to throw this question to my 10-year old daughter! I showed her Sample Store’s Giftopia Post Cards, told her that they pre-paid and asked her to tell her honest opinions about what she feels about Giftopia. What she said surprised me actually! For New Generation or our generation, love is timeless and expression of that love is still preferred in the traditional way. Giftopia is a movement we all should participate in – young or old…

To spread and celebrate love through Giftopia movement, Sample Store had special event on 15th and 16th October in Raffles City Mall and it turned out to be one helluva event!

I spotted (and bought) some uniquely amazing products made right in Singapore. From handmade flowers to key-rings to stuffed toys…Quality and Classy.


My photos will speak more about the exciting Giftopia event. I saw lots of people visiting and enjoying the event  ♥♥♥

There were contests, there were lucky draws…and some pampering treats for all! Example: I got my Gel Manicure done at VanidaySG booth.

Have a look at some amazing products right from Face Masks to Jewellery to Probiotics in Cleaning!! Special mention to Beauty Keeper – leading brand that came all the way from Taiwan to pamper Sample Store Giftopia visitors.

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Influencers were showered with beauty products. Thanks for so much love and care, Sample Store! ♥♥♥




Giftopia is an initiative which I am personally following. After all, whatever that brings people nearer to each other and spread love should be welcomed and embraced by all of us ♥♥♥

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44 comments on “Giftopia – Good Old Happy Days are here again…”

  1. Elizabeth O Reply

    Wow, I love this idea. Postcards are so adorable but I haven’t seen or received one for so long.

  2. Michelle Reply

    What a fun and meaningful movement. Nothing beats receiving a handwritten note. I still write my own thank you cards these days.

  3. Jenn-mylilbookworm Reply

    Those were the days we still send birthday cards, Christmas cards and postcards, and write a snail mail. These days, people just text or post their wishes on FB. Nothing bad about this in this digital world but it is always good to bring bk some old memories? 🙂

  4. Ivy Kam Reply

    I love sending my friends post card for their birthday during school time, maybe I should do it again now, will check out the Giftopia 🙂

  5. sweetiecyndy Reply

    I like to receive beautiful postcard from other place too
    it will sometimes encouraging to me and very happy when you have a lot of friends from other country 🙂

  6. nicol Reply

    giftopia sounds great. send little things like these would brighten up anyone’s day!

  7. Abie Reply

    I remember during my College days, my friends and I would head to Pandayan bookstore to check books and postcards. Good old days!

  8. Emily Reply

    I remember the days when I looked forward to the arrival of the postman every day. I missed the time when I received snail mail from my pen pals from all over the world. The smell of paper, that’s just no longer available in emails.

  9. Fadzi Razak Reply

    What a great program for reminding us how sweet the old traditional way of communication back then. I actually miss this kind of communication

  10. Puisan Reply

    The video is so meaningful! Flashed back so much memories of the good old times and it meant alot to everyone! So good to be showered with so much beauty products! haha

  11. Jason Panuelos Reply

    Seeing events like this really make me smile! Would love to see Giftopia happen in Manila 😀

  12. Bhushavali Reply

    That sounds like a innovative idea. Few months the bloggera of our city decided to do something similar. We did a chain mail kinda thing to get that nostalgic feel of receiving a hand written letter.

  13. Tiffany Yong Reply

    That’s a great initiative. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the event. Many of my blogger friends went to that event too and love it! Hope to see you in person one day!

  14. Blair Villanueva Reply

    Very nostalgic, I remember the days when I received hand written notes weekly, and it gives me that unique happiness. Giftopia is a good idea, especially this holiday season!

  15. Saminu Abass Reply

    Memories are good to think about when you look back to the olden days. Some unforgotten times are just part of us we can’t forget in our lives.

  16. Mum Tuscany Reply

    This post reminded me of a time back in elementary to college when I used to write letters and send Hallmark cards to friends from all over! I’m glad it’s back. Sending and receiving real letters, postcards, cards are still way better than simply sending an email or e-card. 🙂

  17. Mia Foo Reply

    aww, i had to give this event a miss because i had something on. the event looks nice! and when i was young (in sec school and jc) i used to collect postcards and use them to write notes to my classmates. it was so much fun!

  18. Claire Algarme Reply

    Giftopia sounds awesome! I also take part in wherein I create an account then I get addresses abroad where I can send my postcards. Once they register the postcard they receive from me, another member will also get my address so they can send me a postcard. And it goes on and on. I like this form of communication wherein I get to do or write something and then I also receive a physical object.

  19. lily Reply

    i truly miss receiving traditional mails.. used to have lotsa pen-pals all around the world and i even miss all the raya cards that are sent to the house!

  20. Chua Bee Lee Reply

    Meaningful post! brings back my memories to when I love making cards to my friends during festive (CNY, birthday and etc) season. I remember how happy I was when receiving cards and post cards from friends and loved ones. I never fail to keep the cards and post cards. So gratifying when I re-read them. I like the Giftopia movement and would check it out soon. 🙂

  21. Chua Bee Lee Reply

    Great and meaningful post! It reminded me of how I used to like to make my own cards during festive seasons when I was still in my middle school. I still remember how excited and happy I was when I received letters from my PLKN friends and also middle school friends. Eventually we stopped but I like how Giftopia movement is bringing the idea back to our ever so busy lives.

  22. Audrey Yap Reply

    The postcards looks really great! 🙂 Such a great way to bring back the old days where people used to send hand-written letters instead of email/sms

  23. Fred Reply

    It still feels special to receive a card or a letter by snailmail. Even a postcard is very gratifying to receive. I recall when I still had a penfriend and looked forward to letters coming. I guess most of the snail mail we receive nowadays are bills. 🙁

  24. theOrdinaryGirl Reply

    You are right – your post transported me back to those days when we used to spend hours trying to find cards with perfect greetings. I used to have a wall in my room covered with all the cards I got. Such good times!

    The photographs of all the handmade stuff are so adorable! I really wish that we go back to times when people used to put so much of thought and effort in buying and selecting gifts!

  25. Ria (@lifeinbigtent) Reply

    I like the idea 🙂 I remember it was time when I was just crazy about writing and sending letters to my writing pen-pals all over the world 🙂 Now? It’s not so common but like I know things in life came back – what was popular many years ago, will be popular again one day just maybe in a little bit different way 🙂

  26. Thelittlelai: Beyond limitss Reply

    I as well remember way back that my brother usually received a post card from her sponsor in the USA where we usually excited to wait for it during his birthday and during December. Giftopia is sound interesting and would eventually gain back how we usually extend our appreciation and encouragement to the people who are somehow close to our heart and yet far to us.


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