For that very reason I decided to make Gwen her own mailbox. I will be able to leave her special notes and messages, which she can check for each day.
The homemade mailbox is easy enough to make. All you need is a shoe box [or a tissue box], some paint, and sticky tape. Following are the steps for making the kids mailbox.
|1. Find yourself a discarded shoe box.|
|2. Cut a narrow rectangle out of one end of the shoe box.|
This will be the mail slot.
|3. Decorate the box and lid by either painting it|
or covering in old wrapping paper.
|4. Make a little name tag of whose mailbox it is.|
|5. Tape the name tag to one side of the mailbox [once the paint has dried].|
|6. Voila! The lid is on, the mailbox is complete.|
Now place the mailbox somewhere near your child's bedroom door,
and maybe write them a little letter of love.
Post Script: This idea originally germinated years ago when reading Little Women [the sisters and Laurie, the boy next door, kept a private mailbox in which they traded letters and secrets].