My kids’ mailboxes was one of my very first posts on here. After returning from a weekend with family today, I had two e-mails about them. I’ll use that as a sign to post about them since I have really have nothing more pressing at the moment. I’ve had these mailboxes for a couple of years, but I recently saw them in the unfinished wood department at JoAnn’s fabric. I originally made them because I used to leave for work before my kids got up in the morning.
It was important for me to leave a morning greeting for them, and it was important for them to get something in their mailbox.
The mail has since evolved into special notes of love, special treats to show gratitude for help around the house, or a note of encouragement for doing a good job at school.
My kids absolutely love them, and I can’t say enough about the connection it offers us. Keep in mind my kids don’t know what bills are yet, so they LOVE checking the mail! 🙂
I LOVE this! my 4 year old is obsessed with mail and i'm totally going to make a mailbox for him!
That is so sweet!! I'm doing this too. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is such a sweet idea. I love it!
Diva Kreszl says
what a wonderful idea! my children are all grown and sadly know what bills are but I will save this idea to use with grandchildren some day and to pass on to other young moms 🙂
Screaming Meme says
I love it! It is a sweet way to make sure they know you love them…:) Awww…:) I'll have to remember this for my younger friends! Meme
this is such a great idea. and memories in the making. your kids will remember those mailboxes and the love that they found in them. i like the individuality of them.
We did that for a while… after a valentines day… ours are just metal heart ones… Maybe we will spruce them up and use them as you said… for a wee note a couple times a week! Thanks for the 'nudge' to use them again! =)
Cute idea! I am going to share with my sister for my nephew. Have a great week!
Ruth Ann says
I love the idea of a mailbox…we do it for Valentine's Day for special treats, but I love how you incorporate in everyday. We also have a "fairy mailbox" where the fairy leaves the kids messages…you can check that out here:
But I'd love to make one for their rooms! Thanks for sharing!
What an awesome idea!
jamie t. says
I love that idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂
What a wonderful idea. Wish I had known about this when mine were young. Since they are both grown now…
Super cute! I'm a thinkin' there are some mailboxes in our near future!
The Cozy Chateau says
Oh I really love this!! This is next on my project list. Thanks for sharing such a sweet idea.
a girl in a gorilla suit says
this is such an AWESOME idea. thank you so much for sharing it! love them!
I think this is the best idea I have seen in forever. Wow! I can't wait to duplicate it in some way. Thanks for sharing this.
love this idea!! My girls and I do something similar. . we have a notebook/journal that we pass back and forth. So I will write a letter to them and leave it under their pillow. And then they write back. .not necessarily that night. . a week or 2 may pass. . .but when they write back, they stick it under my pillow. It is a way for us to connect. . for them to share. . to keep us talking. . especially as they hit the teen years. . to know that I am here to talk to. The mailbox idea is great though because any member of the family could leave a note. . we have a fairly large family so these mailboxes would be a great way to foster connection among siblings too.
thanks for sharing-
Country Dreaming says
Very cute idea!
I remember that post! I still love that idea. It's too sweet. It'll be fun when they are older to put thing in like "Don't think I don't know you came in after curfew" and "You owe me $15.00 for gas."
Julie Isa says
Great idea! Thanks for the idea I love it!
What a cute idea. I think my big kid, aka My Love would love to have his own special mailbox too!
Stephanie Lynn says
Must do this – What a fabulous idea! I bought one of the wooden mailboxes at Joannes and made it over for Valentines day…Now I need to go dig it out! Thanks for the inspiration…
That is such a wonderful idea! I really love this!
such a great idea. I have seen these little mail boxes and never knew what to do with them. I love this! Thanks.
That is a FABULOUS idea!!! Thanks for sharing!
Momma to Bug n' Bear says
I'm going to Hobby Lobby today to buy them for my girls! Thanks for the inspiration…as always 🙂
What s great idea- I love it! I'm going to have to go out and buy a mailbox now.(;
That is such a sweet idea. I love it!
How sweet! I love this idea. I have a soon to be 16 yr. old and he would smile if I left him a note. He wouldn't want it in a mailbox though. LOL!
I love your mail box idea. Wish I had used that for you and your brother. Your so creative in using it for so many different reasons. Quite the inspiration to others to communicate with their kids and make it fun and memorable.
I love this! We have mailboxes too. I love the idea of a place to leave special notes, gifts, treats, etc. Just one more way to show some extra love!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals
Mrs. Denga says
Omg, too cute.
Did you make her lamp? I love it!!! What do you have to do to make one?
this reminds me of being little when i was little i had a blues clues one that use to store art sulplies (my mom wasnt that creative ) but i loved it and i tried to make people send me mail but i would get mad if someone would send me a letter then tell me its in there because i wanted it to be a surprise a little spoiled maybe loved of course 🙂
My daughter is only 15-months-old, but I am bookmarking this for use when she is a little older. I LOVE this idea; thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.
Kelli Pope says
Love Love Love this idea!!