Wednesday, March 28, 2012

18 Letters for Lucy

When's the last time you sat down at your desk and thought "today I'm going to write. On a piece of paper."

I probably write one letter a year and it's usually to Pete on his birthday. Unless I find the perfect cat card at the grocery store. But this year the cats weren't calling me, so I devoted this birthday to letter writing.

Pete originally got me thinking about this because he decided a few months ago that he wants to write a letter for Lucy June (our expected daughter) every year for her birthday. He doesn't want to give her the letter each year, but instead save them up and give them to her on her 18th birthday.

I fell in love with this idea so I decided to hunt down the perfect piece of junk to help Pete hold his 18 letters for Lucy.

I carefully wrapped his present in pages from a Restoration Hardware catalog. I know, so tasteful right?

Under those pretty pages of beautiful, high-end furniture and home decor, hid an old postal service box that I found through Margo's Junkin' Journal.  The postal door was someone's PO Box door many years ago and the code still works for it. Someone attached it to a wooden box and converted it into a bank.

Clyde and the old postal box
Even though it has a coin slot at the top, I thought this would be the perfect place to store Lucy's 18 letters. So even if Lucy finds this box or hears about her letters, she can't open it until she knows the code.