you’ve got mail

Well, I know yesterday was Valentine’s Day, so perhaps this comes a day late. However, instead of a fun Valentine topic yesterday, I posted on fear. Maybe I should have switched the two, but perfect love casts out fear, right? Absolutely.

Moving right along…Valentine’s Day. We love it in this house. We’ve made it tradition to make mailboxes to encourage each other to write notes to slip into the mailbox. There’s something so beautiful about the handwritten word, and I love how excited my kids get to participate.

jc mailbox 

This year we made our mailboxes out of empty juice cartons, toilet paper rolls, and styrofoam cups. The plan was to actually use paper towel rolls and styrofoam bowls. However, you never know if the store here will have what you need, and multiple trips left me empty on paper towels and bowls so I went with what I could find.

eg mailbox 

It took us a few days to complete these with crazy schedules, power outages, and glue drying time, but it was worth it. It always is. I think every year Joshua declares the mailboxes we make to be the “best ones ever!” Valentine’s Day might have been yesterday but these will stay up several more weeks. They always do, which is just fine by me.

j mailbox 

Did you do any fun crafting for Valentine’s Day?


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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    February 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Does knitting count as a craft? 😉 I did nothing as cute as these mailboxes!! blessings ~ tanna

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    February 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Cute mailboxes! I agree with Joshua that these are the best ever! 🙂

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    February 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Super cute idea!

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    February 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Hello Jen,
    I've found your blog through the link up at Studio JRU – your mail boxes are such a lovely, creative idea – I am sure your children will cherish memories of receiving notes in them for years to come! And I totally agree with you about the beauty of the handwritten word : )

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    February 16, 2013 at 1:44 am

    These are super cute!

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    February 17, 2013 at 2:37 am

    these are so cute! what a fun idea to be able to slip notes to one another in these fun mailboxes!!

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    February 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    No fun crafts around here. We were too busy gearing up for Disciple Now this weekend! Your mailboxes turned out cute! My kids make that same "S" on stuff (like the one Josh made)!

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