Send Letters to Each Other: Make a Family Mailbox!

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[Editor's Note: Looking for a way to help your kids pass the long hours of summer break? Create a family mailbox. I can assure you after you read this post at Or So She Says, you will want to set one up immediately. It seems like a great activity for kids of all ages, maybe even teenagers. I can't wait to get one together for our family! Do you have a family mailbox? -Jenna]

The Family Mailbox: So Fun for Kids:

You've Got MailWe have a post office box the mailman has never laid eyes on. It's our family mailbox. And through it is exchanged all kinds of magical post.

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's magical letters to his own children, I've taken to leaving notes for the children here and there. A family mailbox made the magic official. Inside my children find letters from a English woman named Mrs. Brambleyum. She's my alter ego who loves nature and children, though she has none of her own.

The children love writing letters to Mrs. Brambleyum and then waiting for her responses to magically appear in the family mailbox, along with treats and surprises.

PS: Click through. The photos are adorbs.

Photo Credit: kla4067.

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