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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Going Postal

One of my fondest memories as a child was receiving teeny, tiny letters from the tooth fairy. Every time one of my teeth fell out I’d write the fairy a letter sharing the dramatic story of what happened. Much to my delight, she would always leave me a silver dollar coin and a lovely letter. The best part of my letter was not the content (although I’m sure it was pleasant) but the size. I loved how teeny, tiny the letter was. These letters probably ignited my love of miniature anything. Isn’t everything better, if not cuter, when it’s smaller?

Although I have a few years before the tooth fairy visits our house I was thinking about how hard it would be for me to write those very tiny letters. Then I came across The World’s Smallest Postal Service.

The Postmaster made an appearance at the Amy Krouse Rosenthal book signing a few weeks back and showed us her teeny tiny letters. Click here to see a video of the crafty postmaster at work.


Lea Redmond, the Postmaster, will replicate a letter for you and send it to the recipient. Each letter is written in the tiniest print and then sealed with a minuscule wax seal with the sender's initial pressed into it. Then the letter is placed inside a coin case, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal. In addition to wedding invitations, birth announcements, love letters, and graduation cards, Lee Redmond also does tooth fairy cards with fairy dust sprinkled inside. Perfect!


As an added bonus, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, the postmaster is available to hand deliver the little letter!

It is nice to know that if Emi chooses to write the tooth fairy she'll be guaranteed a little letter. This mom may also have to write a letter to her personal tooth fairy and see if she is still in business. Perhaps she has more of those silver dollars lying around?

-Kacey
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35 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Oh my heavens...

So CUTE!!! I want to make tiny bday cards to friends!!!

Juls said...

I always loved "exchanging" letters with the tooth fairy. But, my tooth fairy always sent regular size letters....hmmm, she must have been plus-sized.
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I think these teeny letters are an absolute perfect idea!

Lolli said...

Those are the cutest things ever! We have a very boring tooth fairy in our house. Poor kids.

BlogBaby said...

How adorable!

Wait...does this mean the Toothfairy isn't real??? Way to ruin it for me Kacey. Nice.

BlogBaby

Deb said...

I love this idea. Amazing!

Kathy B! said...

This is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time.

Jillene said...

How freaking cute!! I wish I would have known about these 5 years ago. I think I am a little late now!!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Oh I think I just died. That was fantastic. I'm so elated with the idea of this, at the same time so jealous cause I didn't think of it. When my eldest was little, we left the fairy regular letters, on a 3x5 card. I never thought to have the fairy write back...oi vie that's too awesome!!!!!!

Kristin said...

What an adorable idea. I'm so stealing this for when the dude starts getting tooth fairy visits!

Randi Troxell said...

this is soo stinkin' cute, i love it! and i really looove the tooth fairy traditions when you were young... sounds like the best!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so, i guess that means you can use all your talents! good thing...cute!

Couture Carrie said...

So precious!

xoxox,
CC

Jo said...

That is such a fun idea! I never wrote to the tooth fairy they always just showed up :) hehe so cute!

Kim said...

Writing tiny letters from the tooth fairy is just the coolest idea I've heard in a long time! I'm going to have to remember that when my 3-year-old twins lose their first teeth!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

What a cute idea!

thesixkents said...

OHMYGOSH that's adorable!
I'm totally doing that for my boys and their teeth! Oh, wait, now it just sounds silly...

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

How cute!! I want to eat them right up! They are all non toxic and stuff, right?

Jen said...

that is really cool.

Tranquility said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!!

I always got a quarter from the toothfairy, but never any tiny letters! I didn't realize tiny letters were a fairy tradition! How wonderful!

Counselormama said...

This is sooo cute! Thanks for this info.

Grand Pooba said...

That has got to be the cutest damn thing I've seen! So I guess the tooth fairy hated me, I never got cute tiny mail like that! I wonder if it was because of that one cavity...

The Blonde Duck said...

That is the cutest thing ever! That was so sweet of your mom and dad to do that!

Amy said...

That is so neat.

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is the CUTEST idea ever!!!

Jen said...

I love this idea. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for posting about it.

parlezvouskiwi said...

Aww that is magic!

angie said...

The tooth fairy never left me a letter..........I LOVE this idea. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Willow Tree said...

Are you stinkin kiddin me? That's downright FABULOUS! Lu-OVE it. Sorta makes up for the uber inflation the tooth fairy doles out around here. I used to get a quarter. Somehow my kiddies get a dollar. Yep, per tooth. Viva Dollar Tree.

Blessings,
C~

Tsquared417 said...

This is AWESOME thanks for sharing!!

Monica said...

As everybody said, so cute!! I knew a guy in high school that would write all the lyrics to all songs on mixed tapes inside the tape cover...such tiny writing. I shall have to tell him that if his career falls apart, there is another one out there!

Jolene said...

That is such a cute idea. I think I will try to write a teeny letter to my daughter from the "tooth fairy" because she has a loose tooth that will be coming out any day now.

Heather said...

That is about the cutest thing ever! I too love miniatures.

Connie said...

I love miniature things! I'd love to get a nice doll house one day... for me!... and furnish it all by hand. Teeny wall paper, itty bitty carpets, etc. We move all the time though so I guess this will have to wait.

My son has only let the tooth fairy take a couple of his teeth. The others he has asked me to pack carefully in a bag with the date... to be kept in a special box. Not sure why, but they are his teeth so we're going with it :)

Eric said...

That is tiny...

Like Lillipucians...
okay i didnt spell that right but im in a hurry and dont wanna google it!

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