I love small things, handwritten letters, creativity and magic. So when Chronicle Books wrote to ask if I was interested in jumping on board the blog tour for the World’s Smallest Post Service kit by Lea Redmond I was on it! I am a fan of Lea’s work and all things Chronicle Books and had been planning a mini advent calendar for my oldest daughter. I immediately thought how cute it would be to have mini-mail from Santa’s elves as an advent…and the World’s Smallest Advent was born!
Using Lea’s kit I made teensie little packages and letters from Santa’s elves for each of the days leading up to Christmas. The packages have activity ideas (ornament making, snowflake cutting, watching The Polar Express), little treats, and wee needle felted creatures. I don’t know where the mouse mail idea came from but I decided it would be fun to have Ila’s Mouse Mail delivered by reindeer mice-all the elves are using them these days. Plus it was an excuse to put antlers on mini-mice-how I love Christmas!
Lea’s kit is perfectly suited to this type of whimsical sweetness, imagine getting tiny love letters for Valentines day or miniature birthday wishes. I’m smitten with the whole idea! I was inspired by how the kit began, Lea would set up shop in public spaces with a little roll top desk and transcribe tiny letters that were sealed with a real wax stamp. Of course the little letters go into a “real world” envelope so they can navigate the post but inside is a little bit of magic.
The kit comes with everything you need to create the world’s smallest mail (or advent!) including fine-tipped pen, paper, envelopes, stamps, little seals, boxes, twine + an itty bitty mailbox. It would also make a brilliant stocking stuffer for family fun on Christmas morning. You can get your own copy of the kit by visiting Leafcutter Designs. While you are there poke around and check out Lea’s inspiring blog and other creative projects.
Be sure to join in the holiday blog tour for the World’s Smallest Post Service, next stop is Black Eiffel tomorrow. You can visit the past posts and enter to win a copy of the kit on, Simple Lovely, Refinery 29 and Fete a Fete.
Cheers to more magic + whimsy + teeny tiny awesomeness in the world!