This little mailbox appears in our house around this time every year.
My older daughter brought it home from school several years ago. Lovingly decorated with an abundance of foam stickers, it sits atop a stack of books on the hallway bookcase. Lying nearby are a pad and pen, used to scribble short notes to other family members.
When the flag is up, you know it’s time to open the small door and see if you’ve got mail. Or, if you don’t happen to pass through the hallway often enough, a miniature postal worker may remind you to check your mail!
I’m happy to have another fun way to keep the lines of communication open!
Do you have a favorite method for passing little notes to your children or are there other ways you encourage them with the written word?
Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie says
What an adorable idea! I just love your blog. It puts a smile on my face. 🙂
Have a great day,
Jennifer @ http://justpeachyindixie.blogspot.com
What a great idea! I'll have to remember this for when my children are older and can read.
Mrs. Stam says
this is a great idea!
You are so kind – thank you!
Hope you have a great day as well!
Yes, it's probably helpful if they're able to read! 😉 For awhile I also had to remember to write in print since it was more difficult for them to read cursive writing.
Hope you're having a nice day!
Thanks! I just saw these mailboxes in a store the other day – I believe it was the Dollar Tree – so it's an inexpensive idea, too!
What a cute idea! I saw some small mailboxes like that at Target in the $1 area. Maybe I should go back and get one! 🙂
I think it is fun to get mail so I can't imagine how excited little ones get. I saw on another blog where they got a mailbox and put it outside their daughter's (3 years old) bedroom. Friends and family would send mail and notes to her and she loved it.
Have a great weekend!
Target – that must have been where I saw the mailboxes earlier this week, too! I was thinking it was the Dollar Tree.
Yes, even at 10 and 8, my girls still get excited when they receive mail.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!
It's Grace says
Love this idea! What a sweet way to spread joy! My kids love little notes and surprises, too. I like to put love notes in their lunches or tucked in a book or in their rooms for them to discover at just the right time, too.
Thanks for sharing!
I hadn't thought of tucking a note in a book – that's a perfect idea for my avid readers!! I should probably put one under their pillow on occasion, too. Thanks for inspiring more ideas!
So cute! My oldest currently loves to write me notes to update me on her day – I try to make sure I reply back to her, too! I love this mailbox idea!
Thanks! My daughters also write about what's going on in their day as well as anything we have planned that they're especially excited about.
What a cute idea! I used to love to play "post office" when I was a kid. I bet your girls love this.
What a gorgeous idea! We write notes for each other sometimes – occasionally I find a little note on my bedside dresser from one of my children, or a special note from my husband (sometimes he finds one in his lunch bag, too, which makes him really happy! I love that!). I love that my family enjoy writing and receiving little notes – my mother and family used to do the same thing. Love the little letterbox idea though – it's got me thinking about more creative ways to write notes to each other! 🙂
Yes, they do! Just like "real" mail, it's always fun to find something in the mailbox addressed to you!
I, too, remember my parents using post-it notes to leave short messages for each other on the bathroom mirror, on the closet door and many other places. I hadn't thought about that in a long time; I'm thinking I need to pull out a pad of those sticky notes, too!