FAQs: Receiving Message Eggs

How does it feel to open the eggs?

How does it feel to open the eggs?

 

“The process spoke to me about how important it is to say what we feel while we have the time. Because nothing, whether it’s a sparkly egg, or a mum, or a friend, is going to last forever!”

Opening the eggs combines contemporary art with ritual and symbolism to help us contemplate the cycle of life.

Once opened, the individual messages inside are read and treasured – in scrapbooks, collages and other personal ways.

“The visceral experience of cracking the eggs made so much sense. They were hard and yet fragile.”


 

“The broken pieces are just as beautiful as the complete eggs. I’ve kept them, all sitting on my shelf twinkling away.”


 

“Nina framed her messages in a big collage, which she looked at nearly every day.”


 

“I’ve kept the messages and put them in my journal. I go back and read them when I am having a bad day.

It can feel a unusual to open the beautiful Message Eggs; sometimes we want to hold on to things in life. That’s why we say “crack and ponder”.

Free wooden cracker

Hand-carved, locally-sourced cracker now included free of charge. It collects the “shell” while gently opening them.

Thanks for your feedback everyone!

CASE STUDIES

Privacy / T&Cs

Privacy / T&Cs

Privacy Summary

Message Eggs is intended to be an intimate, personal experience. But it can also be a community celebration – and inspire others to share love and kindness.

All messages are given to the recipient in private, hidden inside individual Message Eggs.

They may choose to share them.

Any material shared on this website have been approved by the recipient, customer or message writer.

See below if you want to know more.


Message Writers

About Privacy

  • Message/s will be sent in private to the recipient of Message Eggs. The message/s copyright then becomes the property of the recipient, who might choose to share with others privately or in public.
  • If the recipient feels any individual message should be kept private, they can choose to do so. If the recipient is happy to share messages, all participants will be given a one week opt-out for their messages to be removed using the email address originally supplied. We will happily remove their message asap if they contact us at anytime.
  • Soon we will have a private / public button at message collection. Meanwhile, every reasonable attempt will be made to notify Message Writers of this policy in advance at every step in the process.

No cost

  • There is no cost for you to get involved unless you want to contribute via The Customer/s.

Data Security & Privacy

  • We will never share your email address with a third party.
  • We always use industry standard secure web browsing (HTTPS).
  • We store your data securely on to date patched servers.

Communication

  • We will contact you in regards to how the project is progressing, share any feedback and only messages that we have permission to share – usually via a case study on this website.

Customers

  • Read above first.
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • Delivery dates guaranteed if customer meets timeframe for photos and approval of webpage.
  • You will need to contact potential participants. We have proven ways to support you to get as many messages as appropriate to the context. Levels of support vary between service packages.
  • Delivery must be signed for on the date agreed.
  • All messages are intended to be positive. Any ambiguous messages will still be forwarded due to the personal nature of humour and human relations.
  • See Data Security & Privacy above. We never store your credit card details.

Recipients

  • Messages become your copyright. See above.
  • We are given access to photographs and other information by the customer to inspire messages to be written for you. After messages are gathered, we will only share your personal content (photographs, messages, your name, video, etc) with your permission – for educational, artistic and promotional purposes – to inspire and inform others about the Message Eggs process and mission to spread more love in the world.
  • Do not eat the Message Eggs or leave them unattended near children.
  • It is intended you will crack them all within one month, as message writers will nearly always make this assumption. We ask you to open them within 6-12 months if you do need to savour them as it was never our intention to make them last for years.
  • Your email will in most cases have been supplied by the Customer/s. We will never share this with a third party.