So I totally stole this idea from someone else’s blog…..and yet I don’t remember who. If you were the inventor of this sweet idea….kudos to you! I thought it was brilliant enough to copy!
Hobby Lobby (or “Hobbily Lobbily” as Ava calls it) has these paper mache mailboxes for $2.99 each. I spray painted one of them for each of my boy’s rooms…
And I stick little notes in them whenever I “spy” them doing something thoughtful, kind, loving, etc. Or…just to tell them I love them.
I am shocked at how much my 6 & 8 year old BOYS love this. They check their “mailboxes” all the time for notes from mom.
It reminded me that we all have “emotional tanks” that need filled with praise on occasion….even my kiddos.
Thanks for sharing this idea with us! My 7 yr old has been asking for a mailbox for his room for about a little while now but I haven’t been able to find them anywhere around here. I’ll have to check their website…thanks for the resource.
Also…it is very true that our kids need their tanks filled too. I am working on making some cute little postcards to use for encouraging notes for my kiddos. He squeals with delight anytime he gets mail. 🙂
P.S.–I have some big news…My blog has a new name and a new look. Would love to hear what you think of it…stop by sometime if you have the chance.
I did something like this for Valentine’s Day…
But I think it is great to do it year round! Anything to strengthen those relationships makes it easier to deal with the tough times. You’ll have to let us know if it’s something you can keep going long term.
Love this! We do it too! My boys are 9 and 6 and can’t wait to get something “in the mail”!!!!
I also do this for my husband!!!!
Have dad use the mail box also….notes like thanks for not leaving your bike in the drive way Dad. I wish I would of did this with my boys when they were little and at home….regrets.
What a great idea! My kids would love this so much. We all need those words of affirmation, don’t we?
Speaking of kind words, I love your blog. You are funny, witty, extremely talented, and generous to share all that you do. So thanks, blog friend. 🙂
And I’m stealing the idea from you!
So darling. I think that would be a great way to start a new home with our new move. I think parents need one too though. 🙂
Okay, I feel like a horrible mother for not thinking of doing this sort of thing all on my own. I am all over it. Thank you, Jen, and to the person who inspired you!
Such a fab idea and a great reminder to be intentional in building up our kids.
This is brilliant and adorable! I think I may have to head to hobby lobby tomorrow 🙂
awww! so now I can’t wait until my baby can read! LOL Who cares, I may start now anyway!
Such a cute idea. You are so creative and I love that your son’s look forward to getting love notes from mom!
That is a fabulous idea! I will be stopping at Hobby Lobby!
What a cute idea!
My girlfriend’s a 2nd grade teacher and she uses a book ‘How Full is Your Bucket?’ as a teaching tool. She uses mini buckets and the kids can leave each other sweet notes and she can leave teacher praise…I was definitely reminded of it with your cute mailboxes!
I am going to do this. What a wonderful thing. I feel like I am always asking them to clean up, do chores, etc. This would be a wonderful way to let them know just how wonderful they are, too. And, bonus, I can coordinate it to their rooms!