They’re cards! They’re crafts! No, they’re Mailables! If you’re looking for a unique gift idea for your kids to give to that special someone, Mailables, the craft you can send, are for you! These clever cards are designed to be coloured by your child and then mailed to a lucky recipient. Once the card arrives, it can be opened up and turned into a fun and original centrepiece. I recently got the chance to review a few Mailables for myself and I was very curious to see what my boys thought of them.
The current collection of Mailables all contain birthday designs, though there are plans in the works for holiday designs as well. Benjamin is still very much at the scribbling stage, so I decided to let Zackary carefully colour a Mailables card for his brother since Benjamin recently celebrated his second birthday.
Zackary chose the Out Of This World! space ship Mailable to colour for his brother and he really did a nice job. He loves using lots of colours and has become so much better at staying in the lines. For a really nice gift, I would say that this is a project that is best for school-aged children. When Zackary was done colouring, we decided to go through the entire Mailables experience by putting the craft into the included Mailables envelope and mailing it to Benjamin. The Mailable is a little thicker and heavier than a standard card or letter but is still small enough to travel as oversized letter mail, so sending the card cost only about a dollar.
When it arrived back at our house a day later, we let Benjamin examine it at his leisure. He loved the bright colours that his brother had added to the card and especially liked the way that we could set up the card so that he could put it on display. He loves having a collection of special items on his dresser and his card from his brother had to go right in the centre!
Mailables would make a great gift for a grandparent or extended family member and are sure to be appreciated with the fun personal touch they provide. If you’re looking for a unique greeting card craft that lets kids take a hand in the creation process for an extra-meaningful present, check out Mailables. They’re an easy and inexpensive way to let someone special know that you and your children are thinking of them!
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