“Send a letter or card in the mail to a child (your own child, niece, nephew, grandchild or godchild). They love to get mail and it will brighten their day!”
Do you remember when you were a kid and your job was to go down to the mailbox to collect the mail? I do! I was always so excited and couldn’t understand why my parents didn’t feel the same way. Little did I realize that it was mostly bills and advertisements at the time! I just remember hoping to find something with my name on it. Come on, admit it – didn’t you do the same thing?
With this in mind, I started sending my 10-year-old niece random cards and letters in the mail. She’s too young to have an email address or a telephone, so this is a good way for us to keep in touch. The first card she received from me was a huge surprise! My sister said it made her day. She couldn’t stop smiling and talked about it right up until her bed time. Pictured above is the Halloween card and stickers I am sending my niece this week. I know she will get a huge grin on her face when she sees her name on the envelope!
If you don’t already, consider sending the children in your life a card or note for holidays other than their birthday. It will certainly surprise them and put a smile on their face if they receive a card for Ground Hog Day or Fourth of July!
In my first card, I asked my niece to become pen-pals. I have to say, when I open the mailbox, I feel like a kid again waiting for something special with my name on it!
Have you done this or something similar for your child? Please leave a comment below and share your experience. If this touched you, please pass it on to inspire others!