The Boy has just discovered the postbox. It started when his cousin sent him an Easter card via snail mail – he’s so used to bringing me the post when it comes through the letterbox that he was over the moon (as only a 2-year-old can be) to be told that one of the letters was actually addressed to him.
Since then, every walk past the red postbox at the end of our street has been way more exciting than before, and every delivery from the postman met with considerably more excitement. We’ve sent Easter cards to everyone we can think of now, so I’ve been on the hunt for all-year-round postcards that involve an element of making (and will therefore keep him busy for longer).
There are plenty of frugal options here: keep your cards from birthdays and Christmas, cut off the bit that’s been written on and use those as postcards. Or buy the plain ones and decorate them however you like. But if you fancy splashing out, or you’re looking for a gift, here are 4 options that are perfect for kids. They can colour them in,
scribble write a message, stick on a stamp and post them off to whoever they fancy. Who says you have to go on holiday to send a postcard, after all?
Clockwise from top: Designs From Nature Postcard Colouring Book, £7.99, Waterstones | 25 Holiday Postcards To Colour, £5.99, Usborne | London Postcards To Colour, £5.99, Usborne | Colour-In Holidays, £6.50, Eggnogg.