Friday Favorites–Playing with the Mail

Having just celebrated Valentine’s Day this week and about to head to the post office with a full bag, it seemed like a good time to share some projects I’ve found related to mail.  There ought to be something fun about it instead of just standing in line and pulling bills out of the box.

Remember when you were a kid and mail seemed so exciting?  You knew nothing of junk mail and when something arrived with your name on it…wow.  Recreate that feeling for a little one every day with these Pretend and Play Mail Carrier Sets from Seven Thirty Three.

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For a cute Kids Mailbag Set, visit Fiskars.

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How about one made of felt?  Check out So Much For My Plans.

I love how colorful all this Felt Mail from Lu Bird Baby is.

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And a perfect little Toy Mailbox to put it in from Ucreate.

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Fun mail doesn’t have to be just for kids.  I’ve wanted to make Fabric Postcards like these from Linda Matthews for years.  I just can’t seem to work up the nerve to try and mail them.

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I just joined Postcrossing, so maybe that will be my excuse.  After signing up, you can exchange actual postcards with people all over the world.  I don’t know where Jurmala is, but after seeing this postcard, I kinda want to go there.  Uh, oh, I think I just found a flaw in this plan.

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GiversLog has an entire section called Happy Mail dedicated to fun mail you can send that’s under 13 ounces, which is the magic number that qualifies for first class. 

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Off to visit my friendly neighborhood post office!