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Mini Mail Advent Calendar

Each year in November, we do a series of DIY advent calendars for kids. (See them all here!) Today we’re sharing a sweet idea that our Crafting Manager, Naomi, came up with. Each little present is designed to look like a tiny, vintage package sent specially from the North Pole…


You can hide these in your mailbox or slip them into your stack of mail for your kids to find each day! Inside, hide a small toy or candy and a slip of paper with a fun, holiday activity printed on it.



Materials Needed: Cardstock (in kraft, white, tan, pink, red, and mint), scissors, pen, small toys and favors, washi tape, 1/8″ ribbon, striped raffia, printable mini stamps, glue, washi tape, thin black pen

Step 1: Cut a few sheets of white cardstock into 24 small 3” by 4” rectangles. Write a different note or activity on each card for your little one to open each day in December. Roll the notes into tiny scrolls and tie with a piece of ribbon or raffia.

Step 2: Package each note with a couple small toys or favors in colored cardstock, and tie with string. To keep the days in order, you may want to write a number on the back of the package in pencil somewhere discreet.

Step 3: Print the stamp printable on a sheet of plain paper. Cut the individual pieces out.

Step 4: Address the packages to your little one “From: Santa” with a thin black pen. Glue the stamps onto the packages, and add embellishments!

Step 5: Place a package in your mailbox just before retrieving your mail each day. Invite your little one to get the mail with you and watch them glow!




Crafting & styling by Naomi Julia Satake

  1. Michelle

    November 3, 2016

    That’s a super sweet idea, the stamps are so cute!

  2. Natalie

    November 3, 2016

    This is such a cute idea – I might even try it actually posting the things to a friend abroad. Thanks for the inspiration!

    – Natalie

  3. Sofia

    November 3, 2016

    Thank you for this festive idea.

  4. Lisa

    November 3, 2016

    How fun is that??! I am loving the airmail-paper-packages-tied-up-with-string inspiration.

  5. Tori//Gringalicious

    November 4, 2016

    Yes!!! This is just the cutest. I always want to make an advent calender each year but never do. Thanks for inspiring me!

  6. Juliette

    November 4, 2016

    I so much LOVE advent calendars… Thank you for this super sweet idea 🙂

  7. Susan

    November 4, 2016

    This is adorable! Thank you for the great idea.

  8. Meagan

    November 4, 2016

    What a great idea! I will have to remember this. Might have to do something like this for my bestie.

  9. Jen B

    November 5, 2016

    This is a wonderful idea. I would be as excited as the kids. ha ha.

  10. Jade May

    November 6, 2016

    I love the idea of this! I did something similar last year but yours is so much prettier

  11. Celia Becker @

    November 6, 2016

    Every year I make an advent calendar for my grandbabies. This idea is so sweet I think I’ll run with it. Thanks a million for your wonderful and creative website. I’M A FAN!!

  12. Kathryn

    November 6, 2016

    Love this!

  13. Eden Passante

    November 9, 2016

    I love this idea! I did advent calendars last year but I want to try something new this year. Thanks for sharing!

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