Okay. I work outside of the home, and for anyone in the same boat, I thought of a way to connect with my kids on the mornings that I leave before they get up. I saw these mailboxes (in their unfinished form) at Michael's about a year ago, and I knew they had to be mine.
If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE to get mail! For my 5-year old, the messages are pretty simple. However, for my 8-year old's notes, I make sure to include spelling words from that week's list, as well as words that I think are at his level so he can read them. I made the mistake of putting a piece of candy in there around Christmas time, and neither one of them has let me forget it. I felt a little guilty about giving them a Smarty at 7 in the morning, so I left those out from then on! ;)
I bought these adorable little mailboxes for $1.00 around Valentine's Day, and I'm giddy just thinking about all the fun things I can do with them.
Aby at Creative Organizing apparently likes tin buckets and trinkets as much as I do, and look what she did with them for Valentine's Day for her kids! That's why I love blogging, people! Sooo much inspiration! (Is it ok that I linked her picture here? I don't know the rules on that stuff.)