Flying Wish Paper

Wishing Kits

Let Your Wishes Fly

Remember wishing on a star? Julia Lambie has created a unique way to make a special wish – and it doesn’t require a clear night sky. Her Flying Wish Paper lets you celebrate every wish with fun, whimsy and a little bit of firepower.

When a child has a bad day and needs some help getting over it, you can try ousting the blues with a happy wish. Bad breakup? New resolution? You can start fresh with a ceremonial wish. Flying Wish Paper is also great for celebrating birthdays and remembering special anniversaries. (If you
choose the pink ribbon design, Julia and Daily Grommet will each donate 10% of the proceeds to breast cancer awareness and education.)

Here’s how it works. First, you write your wish on the special Flying Wish Paper. Next, crumple the paper, smooth it into shape and set it on the wish platform card. Then you light the top edge of the paper and watch it burn down. At the last moment, your wish lifts off the platform card and flies lightly into the sky.

Making a wish can make you feel young again. Doing it with Flying Wish Paper takes it to a whole new level of fun and inspiration. Go ahead, make a wish!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • julia

    for sharing my product with all of your fans. I hope they become fans of mine, too!

    I always knew Flying Wish Paper would be a success, but I had no idea how deeply it would touch people. What started as a ‘whimsical party activity’ has also found a deeper meaning in recovery groups of all kinds, in religious ceremonies, at cancer retreats, and as a fundraiser for many causes that make a difference.

    This product is truly the first of its kind. It flies! It can be whimsical or formal, ceremonial or private – but it is always inspirational.

    I want Flying Wish Paper to become a tradition – as common as candles on a birthday cake, Christmas crackers, or hot dogs on the 4th of July.

    At Thanksgiving, bring Flying Wish Paper to your family table, and write down something you are thankful for…then watch as all your blessings fly up together. It’s a perfect way to bring new meaning to family traditions.

    I created Flying Wish Paper as a tool for dreaming, for letting go, for thinking positively…to wish for all the possibilities life has to offer. If my story is any example, then wishes really do come true.

  • lauren
    10/15/2010 1:01 PM

    I have used Flying Wish Paper before and I love it! Do you have any holiday designs?

  • julia
    julia – Special Guest
    10/15/2010 1:20 PM

    I try not to get too specific with 'themed' designs, but I do offer a few pieces that fit the season beautifully. In large kits: Purple Snow and Red Velvet are my favorite holiday suggestions - they are both just gorgeous. Mini kits: Ruby Reds looks like a poinsettia (even though it isn't!) and sold like crazy for the holidays last year. Tie with a big bow and give as a gift - the package is already wrapped!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/15/2010 1:47 PM

    Julia - this is very clever. I have heard about ceremonies where you write something on a piece of paper, a worry or grudge or something that is mentally weighing you down and then light it on fire to release it. Adding the element of seeing it fly away is really powerful! It's like making a wish on an eyelash and then blowing it away from you so it can go and make your wish come true. I can absolutely see making this part of a holiday or birthday tradition.

  • julia
    julia – Special Guest
    10/15/2010 2:08 PM

    Katherine, you hit on just the perfect note. There are many ways of 'letting go' but this one is so visual, interactive - and powerful, as you say. The beauty is the Flying Wish Paper can be whimsical and fun in a party activity, or can take on more ceremony and purpose. It is used in recovery groups of all kinds, for charity fundraising (Make a Wish Foundation of Oregon is one small example). I also provide my retailers with free bulk materials to set up 'wishing tables' at their own events, sell a wish for $1 and then they donate that to a local charity of their choice - Toys for Tots or food banks are very popular at Christmas, for example. On a lighter note: it is inspirational and just plain fun.

  • Judy Graehling
    Judy Graehling
    7/27/2011 8:27 PM

    @julia lambie: What an absolutely wonderful product! I am going to order a kit or 2. I can think of several projects my organization has coming up that will benefit from using this product!!!!!!!!!!

  • sandra
    10/15/2010 3:10 PM

    Just wondering if I can use this indoors?

  • julia
    julia – Special Guest
    10/15/2010 3:16 PM

    Hi! Yes, it is actually RECOMMENDED as an indoor product - a still environment. The paper is completely burned out before it launches from the platform card and flies...very safe. Hope you give it a try!

  • Grace and Paige
    Grace and Paige
    10/15/2010 3:48 PM

    Our sixth grade science teacher showed us cookie wrappers and tea bags that flew in the air after being burned just like your paper. What is your paper made out of? This is really cool!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/17/2010 2:43 AM

    @Grace and Paige: It sounds like you've got a fun teacher!

  • julia
    julia – Special Guest
    10/15/2010 4:17 PM

    Grace and Paige - the paper itself...I don't want to give away too much info! But - the process is basically a physics activity called 'a chimney effect'. The paper needs to be a perfect weight to fly. I researched a lot of options and then settled on my current formula as it flies the best, is most consistent, and leaves just the right ash. I have supplied some science teachers with Flying Wish Paper to use in classes...maybe yours was one!

  • Mo
    10/16/2010 10:19 AM

    I am just trying to see the difference between the mini and the larger size - how many sheets are in each pack?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/16/2010 10:29 AM

    @Mo - I am copying this information over from the Details tab - it's always good to have it in more than one spot!

    Large kits include:

    • 50 sheets of Flying Wish Paper®

    • 25 Wish Platforms

    • Matches, Pencils & Instructions

    Mini kits include:

    • 15 sheets of Flying Wish Paper®

    • 5 Wish Platforms

    • Matches, Pencils & Instructions

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