Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Spirit of Giving (Project Cereal Fundraising)

There is much happiness in giving. We often forget this in the process, but when we give, a certain sense of fulfillment takes its place within, and it helps us be grateful of what we have.

It's been a long time since this little space has had an update, and I truly apologise. University life is certainly overwhelming with assignments, projects and readings. Despite all the frenzied mess, this October, I do have some wonderful news to share, and I cannot be more excited about it because it's all for a good cause.


Next week, The Happy Candle will be selling its first ever line of products - brush lettered Bookmarks and Greeting Cards - as part of a fundraising event for an Overseas Community Service Project (OCSP) called Project Cereal. Here are some details about the project:

"Project Cereal is a pioneer student-initiated OSCP to Cambodia. The first of its kind, Project Cereal has tied up with Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Faculty of Social Sciences to launch a two-week project in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu. Project Cereal aims to advance social mobility through poverty alleviation missions. Its first mission primarily aims to equip Cambodian children with English as well as basic computing skills."

The fundraising will be held from 12 to 16 October at my very own university, SMU, and the bookmarks and cards can be purchased there at the SMU Basement, opposite of Pastamania. If you're an international reader, and you'd like to show your support, don't hesitate to like Project Cereal's page on Facebook or follow them on Instagram for updates. :)


Each Bookmark costs S$2, and three of them are sold at S$5. For the Greeting Cards, each costs S$3, and two are sold at S$5. The Bookmarks come with a ribbon, and the Greeting Cards are one-sided. Both of them are printed on 250gsm white paper and come in various designs, and among them includes my first digital illustration, so it'll definitely be fresh and interesting. :) 

A significant percentage of the proceeds from the fundraising will go to helping the children in Cambodia, Kampong Speu. I'd also like to thank one of my seniors, Alina (Ali), who helped out with some of the designs and gave helpful pointers for this entire launch, I honestly couldn't have completed this without her. :) 

A lot of time and effort has been put into to making this happen with The Happy Candle's new brand stickers, packaging and designs, to make sure that there'll be a fulfilling outcome from the project, the fundraising and the cause, so your support is greatly appreciated. 

Giving is living. Let's stay compassionate, and live with meaning. 

Until next time ♥ 

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+ Do check out Project Cereal on Facebook and Instagram to find out more details about the project. :)

+ As with my last break from this space, I suppose it'd be courteous to inform readers about the future reduction in frequencies of posts as well. I'd just like to mention this concisely, just to ensure that readers are informed and (hopefully) look forward for future posts. 

I might not have the time to write, but if you'd like more updates from The Happy Candle, you may follow me on Instagram, where I'll post some additional lettering work and some behind the scenes that are not featured on the blog as well. :)

21 comments

  1. Dian this is wonderful... I hope this an incredible success. The pictures of the bookmarks and thank you cards look so proffessional. I hope this is a start for a creative career for you ♡xox

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    1. Appreciate your lovely comment Launna, you're always so supportive and kind. Thankfully, it went pretty well. :) Thank you so much! :)

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  2. Your more frequent posting will be missed but we're glad to have you here when you can make a visit. Your posts are always superb — I think we can wait when the posts are as inspiring and quenching for those of us who are art thirsty!

    Wish you all the best. xo

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    1. Amy, thank you so much for your sweet and generous comments. They're very encouraging, and I'm very grateful for your support. Thank you for your patience and the well wishes too. :) Have a lovely day. :)

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  3. I think this is a very worthwhile and amazing project! I wish you all the best. Thank you so much for sharing, and I love the bookmarks and cards. Warm greetings and best wishes.

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    1. Appreciate your sweet and encouraging comment, Linda, thank you. :)

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  4. I think this is a very worthwhile and amazing project! I wish you all the best. Thank you so much for sharing, and I love the bookmarks and cards. Warm greetings and best wishes.

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  5. Your work is so beautiful! Good luck with your creative venture girl.

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  6. This is such a nice thing to do Dian! And I love the cards and bookmarks, they're really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment, Elsa! Really appreciate it. :)

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  7. I can't believe I'm only seeing this post now! You've created some beautiful pieces, Dian! :)

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Emily! :)

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  8. This is such a lovely idea! And congrats, this seems like it will be a really successful launch c:

    The designs are so insanely cute as well - you're very talented!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Appreciate your kind comment, Amy, thank you! :)

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  9. I'm a bit late in reading this so I hope it all went well! Will check out the project myself too :)

    The bookmarks and cards look awesome!!! Looking forward to more updates :)
    F x

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    1. Haha, no worries, Fatima! Alhamdulillah, it went pretty alright! Thank you so much! :)

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  10. This is so wonderful! The idea of your beautiful art on products is a treat in itself, but having you sell them for a great cause? This project is for the books! They look amazing, and I bet this won't be the last. Happy new year, Dian!

    Andrea | Collars and Bones

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, Andrea! Happy new year to you too, appreciate your well wishes. Thank you so much for your generous comment too! :)

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