Needless to say, she loves receiving post and the both of them can often be found making a dash for the letterbox the instant they see the postman appear at the window. They are usually a little disappointed though as we don't receive much post ourselves and even less that it addressed to them. They enjoy opening the junk mail but we're rather lucky not to receive very much and it's just not the same as opening an envelope with your name on the front, even when you are 4 and 3 years of age.
That's where my Mum, known as Granny to the kids, comes in! My eldest was talking about the letters they both received at Christmas from Santa and how she wished she had more post that was for her. As if by magic, a week or so later, a letter with their names on the front appears in the hallway and they are both beyond excited! On opening it they find a card each with a small note from Granny inside, wishing them a fun week at Pre-School and sending her love. And so, 'letters from Granny' was born.
Now, my Mum lives just around the corner. Literally a 5 minute walk away..if that! But, knowing their fascination with the postal system (especially my eldest) she has gone to the effort and the expense of posting it properly, instead of popping it through the door. Which is just so lovely.
The kids really love receiving their letters from Granny, once every month or so. It's become kind of a 'thing' between the three of them and it is so sweet. Last week they both received their latest post, an Easter card each from Granny that they just can't stop looking at and reading.