Letters for Kids is just like Letters in the Mail, except intended for subscribers six years and older. We’re helping people appreciate the post office at a younger age. Please note that we will be discontinuing this subscription in Spring 2023, but will honor all monthly memberships until then.
Subscribers receive two letters a month written specifically for the program by authors like Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Kerry Madden, Rebecca Stead, Cecil Castellucci, Lisa Yee, Dan Gutman, Meg Medina, Henry Lien, Susan Muaddi Durraj, and more. You can view sample letters from Fran Wilde here and Claire M. Caterer here.
Each letter is a unique creation of the author and different than any other! Some are handwritten, others typed. Some are illustrated or include drawings, doodles, or photos. The letters are signed by hand, scanned, printed, and mailed to children around the world. Every author include an address so you can write back, and will even send a personal note to those children that write them. But we can’t guarantee it. We can’t control these people. Some of them live in the woods!
Six is pretty much the perfect age to start checking your mailbox. And if you’ve waited until you were ten, well, you’re four years behind but still, it’s not too late. And if you’re sixteen, that’s okay, there’s still something of the kid left. And if you’re sixty, well… okay. You’re young at heart.
HOLIDAY NOTE: Here’s a downloadable PDF that you can print or email explaining the gift you’ve given.