During a recent meeting at American Crafts, Erik, one of the awesome designers told us about Letterboxing. I had never heard of this. Stamping? Treasure hunt? Books? It was on like Donkey Kong!
The next day I went on the website (Letterboxing.org) and found the nearest Letterboxes. There is typically a neat story as to why the person planted their box at that spot, and some clues of how to find it. Next grab your stamp, book, ink pad and the clues and you’re off to find the Letterbox.
One of them was hidden at a historic home in our small town that I pass a couple times a day. The clues led us to look behind loose bricks by the front porch. Inside we found a hand-carved stamp and a book full of other peoples stamps and tag-names. It was kind of scary how giddy I was about all this. My girls love it too. Especially Quincey. We have tried a couple places but the boxes were gone… dang muggles. Muggles: People who stumble across the letterbox and take it. (See look how dorky I am!)
There are letterboxes all over the country. I am sure there are some near you. You can also hide your own.
Would you want to Letterbox with me?? I want to put together a traveling letterbox via the mail. Remember Shades of Summer? The thing is, it only works if you guys keep it going. Leave a comment if you are interested.