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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

Fans of MLB can enjoy Personalized Louisville Sluggers

24 Mar

Personalized Louisville Slugger Baseball BatsI know a few people who absolutely cannot wait for opening day.  Since it’s on April 2nd this year, it’s right around the corner.  I guess since we’re from Chicago, and although fans of all baseball, we have a special spot in our heart for the Chicago Cubs. Their defeat of the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the 2016 World Series, their first appearance since 1945 and first win since 1908, makes it hard for us not to be excited about the coming season.

Our Louisville Slugger personalized bats are one of our favorite items to gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, coach gifts and even for new baby gifts.  They come in tee ball, little league or adult sizes and are available in black or natural wood. These are genuine Louisville Sluggers are just like the professional players use.

Fans of all 30 MLB teams can now have their own special piece of the game with their team’s favorite logo and color scheme on a custom personalized bat from Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. You can put a name between the words GENUINE and LOUISVILLE SLUGGER — just like the pros — or add a personal message.

These customizable MLB bats make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, team awards or celebrations of any kind for baseball fans everywhere.  In addition to MLB team logos, we have official “It’s a Girl” and “It’s a Boy” bats that are personalized and makes a thoughtful and unique memento of the special day, especially for parents that love baseball.

It’s a great time to celebrate the 2017 baseball season and gift someone special their very own personalized official Louisville Slugger baseball bat.

Best wishes,

Renee

 

Mommy Pads for Your Favorite Mom

18 Mar

Mommy PadsWith Mother’s Day coming up on May 14th, it’s a great time to start thinking about little gifts that would be meaningful (and helpful!) for your favorite mom. A personalized Mommy Pad is perfect for sending notes to document reasons a child might need to leave school or daycare early, arrive late, miss class or generally inform the teacher or care giver other details concerning a child.

Mommy Pads, as they are commonly referred to, are notepads which have a heading like “From the Mommy of” or “From the Mom of” or even “From the Dad of” or “From the Grandma of” — really any heading you want… and then often the child’s name (or children’s names) are listed with check boxes next to the name(s).  So, it’s easy to check the box(es) of who the note concerns when communicating with babysitters, teachers and daycare providers.

These notepads will help mom stay organized and communicate with flair. We have many designs so you can select something just perfect for your favorite mom.  If she’s more classic in style – we have lovely damask patterns.  Maybe she’s very youthful and fun and, if so, we offer very unique emoji-themes that not only she will like but her kids will love too!  There are a lot of offerings but no matter which you select, the pads will be very easy to use and will come in very handy.

The Stationery Studio offers many exclusive designs and styles you cannot find elsewhere. They are fully designed with mom (or dad or grandma) in mind.  A personalized Mommy Pad is an ideal gift for a mom with young kids through high school age kids. It makes a wonderful Mother’s Day present, birthday gift or a great gift for any occasion. It’s also a fun gift for yourself, for your daughter (if you are a grandma), for your sister or for a husband (from the Dad of, of course)!

Many Mommy Pads also offer optional envelopes help keep correspondence private to the party who is intended to read it! One thing is for certain – they will really be used and appreciated!

Best wishes,

Renee