If you've been reading my blog for a bit, you might remember I designed these Happy Mail Printables last year. Well, I've revamped them so that you can make them yourselves, and you can personalize them for as many kids as you want - all from the same digital kit! With the holidays literally just around the corner, these would make the perfect gift. You can buy the Girl and Boy versions together at a discount, or separately here and here.
I've been busy as a bee working on these to make them as easy-peasy as possible for customers to use. I'm so happy with how user-friendly these are. You only need basic knowledge of navigating Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements, or other photo-editing software that reads PSD files... Gimp is also a free program you can use) to customize these printables. If you know how the Layers Palette works, you are pretty much golden.
I've provided thorough instructions within the files as well as a PDF full of printing tips and gift ideas. You can print at home or upload the final files to an online print center, like Staples, etc. There are many options for personalization of the child's illustration: hair color, skin color, eye shape, freckles, glasses & hair styles. They are fully customizable to include names and addresses as well. You can print out the elements yourself and give as a gift, or put together a PDF that your giftee can print from themselves (or do both!) These kits will keep on giving for years to come.
Included in the kit(s):
- Customizable Letterhead with tracer lines for ages Pre-K - 2nd grade
- Customizable Letterhead with wide rules for 3rd grade and up
- Customizable Thank-You Cards
- Customizable Self-Mailing Envelope
- Customizable PenPal-ship Certification Cards
- Coordinating Patterned Papers
- Customizable Return Address Labels
- Customizable "You've Received Happy Mail" Stickers
- Customizable Name Stickers
- Pen-Pal Communication Information
- Instructions are provided within the PSD files
- Printing Tips
- Gift Ideas
Here's how it works: First, download the files...
Here was my inspiration for creating these kits:
I love technology just as much as the next person, but feel it's important for kids to experience the old-fashioned way of communicating with friends and family: through snail mail! Getting a surprise in the mail is still a magical experience, even for adults. Who doesn't love getting something in the mail? It's just way more fun than an e-mail, and a great way to encourage children to slow down and take the time to hand-write a letter (it helps them practice their handwriting, too!). You have everything you need to create one-of-a-kind, customized gift sets for those beloved kiddos in your life.
Here are some testimonials from past customers that purchased Happy Mail Printables:
From the moment I saw Danielle's custom correspondence sets, I was in love! My nephew's birthday was just around the corner, so I quickly got in touch with her, and before I knew it, I had my set ready to gift. I packaged the set up in a cute box, complete with pencils & some fun rubber stamps. When he opened it up at his birthday party, it was a huge hit! He had just turned 6 and was excited to practice his cursive handwriting with his new kit. Now I am getting one for my daughter for Christmas! Thanks, Danielle for sharing your creativity with the world! - Summer
My daughter loved her very own personalized stationary set. It was a huge hit - she enjoys sending letters to her grandparents and even started a pen pal. Thanks so much! - Trace-Ann
I loved the printable stationery that I bought from you! It's easy to customize and print out. I got it for my 5 year old daughter and she is just thrilled about it! She writes to a little girl through the pen pal service you recommended. I put it in a nice folder to keep it from getting raided and she is always extremely excited when it's time to get it out. Thank-you for such an adorable design and a lovely stationery set! It's perfect! - Rachel
I love the printable set. It is so cute and not in a "too cute for a boy" kind of way either. The design is awesome and I love that it is custom for Hunter. I have to say that I love that you had plenty of instruction included and the information on where to get labels, etc. Hunter has used the papers to write his dad in Afghanistan and we've used the note card style for thank-you's. - Sara
This is one of the cutest things i have seen for the emerging writer. It has everything they need to create the perfect letter. The Pre-k sheets have lined paper to help the child. I am not very computer savvy at all and it was so easy to put together. We bought this as a gift for a friend and my own 5 year old could not help but create her own letters on her friend's stationery. Thanks again and i need to place my order for my daughter. - Susan