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How to Make Camp Letter Writing Easier

22 Apr

Camp NotesCamp is a special time in a young person’s life and if the camper is going to overnight camp, it’s especially nice to exchange letters. Many camps do not allow cell phones during camp, as they are easily lost or ruined, but letter-writing with family and friends is definitely encouraged. For the most part, kids love to receive mail at camp! The exchange of letters each week is an easy and fun way to stay in contact with your child when they are away.

Plan Ahead

Talk to your child before they leave about writing notes and make suggestions on who to write and what they can write about.  To encourage letter writing, let them know that they will also be receiving mail. For some young people, it’s one of the first times they will have an opportunity to experience letter writing or with waiting for the mail to come each day!

To make this easier for the camper, there are special camp note pads with camp themes which will be fun for the camper to use. Notepads that have writing lines make writing easier for the camper to send their thoughts.  There are also some fill-in-the-blanks notepads that can help a camper too.

Setup Envelopes

It’s a good idea for you to pre-address and pre-stamp envelopes, in advance of the child’s departure.  It’s worth talking to the camper before they leave on how to address an envelope and even where to put the stamp.  When you are pre-addressing envelopes, talk to the camper about who they would like to write a note to, such as a special aunt, grandparent and friends at home.  Help them address some envelopes to all those special people before they leave or at least have them watch you do it so they get the general idea.

If you think your camper is old enough to do this task on their own, you can provide them with an address list so the camper can address the envelopes themselves.  Then, you might want to address one envelope for them so they have a format to follow.  Be sure to send a few pens with the camper, some extra stamps, and their note pads (or stationery) and envelopes.

Add Photos, Prompt for Responses

When you write to the child, sometime it’s nice to add in a photo or two from home, such as of their pet or of their family so they have a photograph in their bunk from home.  Getting a touch of something special from home is usually appreciated.

Also, when you send your notes to the camper, ask questions that will engage the camper in a response, such as: What is your favorite activity at camp, how is the food at camp, do you like your bunk mates, and is there anything you need that I can send to you?  You can update them about anything new at home and even tell them how proud of them you are about how they are so grown up.

Heartwarming Letters

If you have ever read letters from campers, you’ll know what I mean when you say they can be sweet, dramatic, and even absolutely hilarious.  From the sad camper who begs to come home and then the next week is as happy as a clam, to hearing about their likes, dislikes and activities, it’s hard to get enough.  These letters can tug at your heart or make you laugh out load – but seeing that envelope from them can almost always make you smile.

Make it fun and easy for the child to write a letter home this summer with a personalized camp note pad and just sit back and wait for many touching moments to make their way into your mailbox!  There are even books that have been published with copies of some of the funniest camp letters sent home. Also, be sure to save these letters because when the kids get older, they will absolutely love reading them.

Best wishes,

Renee

Are You A Super Hero?

16 Apr

april-tervis2Are you a superhero or do you know someone who is?  According to Wikipedia, “a superhero is a type of heroic character who possesses extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and who is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public.” If you identify with Warner Brothers Superman™, Batman or Marvel’s Captain America, or Spiderman, you can now enjoy your daily beverages in a personalized superhero Tervis waterbottle.

In addition to superheros, you can pick from Peanuts Snoopy, Hello Kitty, Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers from the Wizard of Oz or Disney’s Minnie Mouse ord Mickey™ Mouse for your design.  These are beloved characters and icons available now for the first time on your personalized water bottle.  Hydration on the go has never been so fun!  What wonderful gift ideas for kids of all ages!  These would make fun gifts for camp gifts, birthdays, friends who love to work out at the gym, and more!

These high quality, shatterproof double-walled water bottles come with an easy-open snap lid that you can access on the move.  The opening is large enough to fit ice cubes and the 24 oz bottle fits most cup holders.  Most superheros want their water to be ice cold, right?  Personalized with your name in script or block lettering in your choice of imprint color, the addition of your name to your choice of fun design creates a water bottle that will be loved. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Made in America. Tervis Tumbler products are BPA free and made in the USA.

Best wishes,

Renee

Personalized Playing Cards Make a Fun Gift Idea

2 Apr

march-playingCardsIf you are looking for something fun, unique and useful, consider gifting a set of personalized playing cards for your favorite card player!  These are perfect for men and women who love playing bridge, gin rummy, poker and more!   Our playing cards provide a quality double deck and come in an acrylic holder to keep them neat and organized for future games. You can select your playing card colors and your imprint color plus your personalization details.  There are so many stylish sets to select from!

Personalized playing cards make a great birthday gift, hostess gift, bridal shower gift, camp gift, Father’s day gift, anniversary present, a holiday stocking stuffer and more. Select from our standard designs, monograms and or themes or even design your own from a large selection of motifs, typestyles and colors.   Our playing cards are made and printed in the USA.

You can be creative with your imprint requests too!  Some fun imprints might include: Dealing With Dave, The Petersons are a Perfect Pair,  Game Night with the Gibsons, Make checks payable to Cynthia, Jacob always plays with a Full Deck, and other fun plays on words.

There are many related products that would be a great addition to your playing cards.  We offer printed cocktail party napkins for entertaining with same designs as those shown on the playing cards, personalized guest towels, printed disposable cups, printed coasters and printed plastic plates.  Plan a fun cocktail party with your friends for an upcoming celebration and enjoy the stylish options available. Have fun, and play “A-Round” with our playing cards!