Keep the art of letter writing alive! Children love getting and receiving mail, and you can make it easy by setting up a kindness-centered mail station. Our fun instruction sheet includes addresses of organizations that send along children’s notes and artwork to those in need. Like magic, a mail station can keep kindness and giving top of mind. Use the printable address sheet to get started, and use the blank address labels for others in your life. If you would like to send mail directly to children in the hospital, specific addresses are at Send Kids the World.

Talk to your child:

  • What was the last piece of mail you received? Who was it from? How did it make you feel?

  • Make a list of people (friends you know, people you heard about in the news, or people you imagine to be in a tough situation) who may like a thoughtful piece of mail.

Book to share: The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning. Ages 4 and up. Follow a hug on its heart-warming adventure through the postal system all the way to Granny’s house.