Growing up, I remember how excited I used to get when a package or letter was in the mailbox with my name on it. Now a days, there's email, skype, text, facebook,,, so many instant ways of keeping in contact with others. Technology is booming! That's all well and good, but there is just something about receiving a letter in the mail that lifts your spirits and connects you to others. It's a classic way of showing someone that you care. Nothing makes your heart smile louder than receiving a 'handmade special' from a child. It's something you can preserve and look back at time and time again.
My kiddos and I were at the post office one day doing just that, and I saw these words on a card display:
Got me to thinking..how cool would it be to create our own personalized envelopes for our loved ones and pen pals? And yes, pen pals still do exist. So, this is what I have come up with. I am sure that your kiddos will bring a smile to a grandparent, uncle, friend or neighbor's face with one of these in their mailbox.
You will need:
-Superhero Postcard Printable
(colored copy click here) (b&w click here)
-A printer or a printing source (Kinko's, library, etc...)
-Coloring pencils, markers, crayons, stickers, etc...
Step 1: Print and cut out postcard.
Step 2: Have your kiddos write or draw a creative, warmhearted letter to someone in your family or community. If there is a elderly neighbor in your community or church, get their mailing info and send them something special. It would really make their day. Make it snazzy...add stickers or any other bling that will make their postcard shine!