Want to teach kids to write handwritten letters to loved ones? This adorable gift idea collects all the supplies they need to send colorful happy mail to family and friends.
Thank you notes, birthday cards, handwritten messages of any kind, teaching kids how to send the kind of mail that makes someone else's day joyful is so much more important now that we live in such a digital world.
If you're looking for a fun, colorful, and clever gift idea for kids, this Happy Mail Kit would be so fun to receive.
But the best part is that it teaches kids an important life skill at the same time!
The Supply List
To create a bright and happy mail kit for kids, your supply list is pretty short. Here are the main items you need but there's a longer description of each one in the post below.
- Personalized note cards from Erin Condren (comes with free zipper pouch!)
- Subscription to monthly Pipsticks Sticker Delivery
- Set of colorful pens
- Stamps from the USPS web site
Personalized Note Cards:
I started by ordering a set of personalized note cards from Erin Condren. You can pick from several adorable designs; personalize with your name, family name, or a saying; and even choose the envelope color. I chose the bright and happy heart card design with aqua colored envelopes.
A Storage Unit:
The notecard set from Erin Condren is delivered in a sturdy clear plastic zipper pouch container with a little room inside to spare. This pouch serves as the Central Hub of all things Happy Mail and is sleek enough to be stashed in a kitchen drawer.
Did you know you can order fun stamps from the USPS post office? I stocked up on Wonder Woman designed Forever stamps to add to the zipper pouch. It's also not a bad idea to stock up on postcard stamps if you'd like to mail a notecard without an envelope.
While the notecards are cute enough on their own, my true goal is to get my kids inspired to send happy mail of their own. I know that notecards are just not enough to get the girls excited about sitting down to write. I decided to sign up for a subscription to Pipsticks monthly sticker delivery which serves three purposes:
- Inspiration: The kids were giddy to discover the tempting vellum envelope hidden in our mail stash and couldn't wait to rip it open and put it to use.
- Reminder: This goal is exactly the kind of thing I could have great intentions to do and then easily forget in the busyness of everyday life. The arrival of our newest sticker kit is the reminder that a month has passed and it is time to create some happy mail.
- Fresh supplies: The sticker kits each have a separate theme. One month was filled with happy birthday stickers, another month brought Halloween themed goodies. We can't wait to see what the winter holiday months bring! But the kit doesn't just bring stickers. Each set has a pre-stamped postcard and several pieces of plain colorful card stock to make your own creations.I love that the Pipsticks themes will inspire us to send mail beyond just thank you notes & birthdays and start reaching out to friends and family all throughout the year!
I type just way too much. My handwriting has truly suffered in the last decade. I was excited to reap the benefit of more consistent sessions of slowed down patient writing to help reverse the damage.
I've become completely addicted to these Papermate Ink Joy Gel pens. They are bright and colorful, write smoothly, and most importantly do not bleed through the note cards or my beloved Erin Condren planner.
The zipper pouch has plenty of room to stash a full set of pens, stamps, stickers, notecards and envelopes:
If you're looking for a gift to give the tween in your life this Christmas, wouldn't this bring a huge smile on her face?? I plan to give each of my girls' their own set so they can control their supplies.
Genius gift idea, thank you for sharing!!
This is such a lovely idea. I might even put something like this together for my college age girls!