Reported by Julie Tiu
Image from Chronicle Books
Let’s face it, the art of writing letters is somewhat lost these days with e-mail and video chatting… and well, it’s an art. But, this kit makes it super easy and adorable! A letter from you, from The World’s Smallest Post Service, is sure to please! This awesome little kit is so full of cuteness from the smart packaging to the teeny newspaper for wrapping up small gifts.
Here’s how it started:
So, when you get your kit, you’ll find everything you need for your more-than-petite-sized projects including an instruction sheet. Yes, instructions. They’re not so much for writing content but tips for making the most of your tiny writing endeavors. The first helpful tidbit is “practice writing as small as you can…” (My daughter and I practiced a few lines.)
If you’re trying to figure out just how small these letters can be, try imagining an envelope the size of a penny. The pen that comes with the kit has a very small tip (.02). Handy, but I also had a little trouble with the ink sort of feathering out on the paper. It wasn’t really that bad, but just something to get used to with pen pressure.
The kids were fascinated with the magnifying glass and tiny stickers (postal stamps).
I also wrote a tiny note to the creator of this fun kit. I plan on sending it in a regular envelope.
It’s hard not to smile if you’re presented with a gift like this:
All the materials are of good quality. I mention this because the kraft paper is real kraft paper, not thin paper bag. It was actually tricky to wrap the box! (And I’m one for crisp lines and nice ends.)
It’s so cute, I can hardly stand it… if you’re into sending good thoughts, surprising your friends with lovely little trinkets, The World’s Smallest Post is for you.
- Enough for 40 letters.
- Well-thought supplies.
- BONUS craft included. I don’t want to spoil it for you.
- There are only enough supplies for four packages. Choose your recipients wisely.
- Would be nice to have extra magnifying glasses to send in the packages.
- A smaller nib pen would also be helpful.
The kit retails between $18 and $23 and is available at bookstores and online.
Do you have some special people in your life who would love a teensy treat in the mail? What would you use the packaging for? Tell us in the comments!