I had a light bulb moment today when she was rummaging through my bag of random envelopes* – wouldn't it be fun to make a tiny mailbox for her to play with? I floated the idea to "the boss" and she couldn't wait to get started.
We assembled our supplies: leftover wrapping paper, a small box with lid that easily opens, packing tape, ribbon and scissors. I took the box apart and lined the outside with the paper, then with the help of my assistant sealed all the edges with packing tape. We reassembled the box, added a ribbon handle and printed out a cute little label with "C's Mail" written on it.
The results? Pure cuteness.
* My grandma used to have a bag of random greeting cards and envelopes that she'd draw from whenever she needed to send someone a note or birthday card. Sometimes she couldn't find one for the right occasion, so she'd simply add or cross out a word and - voilà! - instant birthday card. She gave them to me after she went blind a few years ago, and think of her every time I reach for a card or envelope. Thanks, Grandma. I miss you.