Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This weekend I finally had some time to put together all the little things I had been gathering for Sabrina's mail kit. She is very happy with it and has been showering me and Patrick and the neighbors with mail.
I included blank cards and envelopes in pastel colors, lots of 1-cent and 2-cent stamps and some first-class stamps for "outside the neighborhood" mailing, stickers for decorating the envelopes, a small pencil case with pens and pencils, and Sabrina's very own self-inking return address stamp, probably her favorite part of the kit. It all fits neatly inside the box, a simple tin that is easy for Sabrina to open and close.
Since she can't write much more than her name and a few other words, she mostly draws her correspondence, signing on the back and sometimes asking me to write a note to the recipient. It's a sweet way to pass these summer afternoons and has me thinking I should put together my own kit so I'll start writing little notes to dear ones more often.