Pen Pal Box

August 16, 2013

Life is so surreal right now-- my baby sister was born this Monday, and I just moved into my dorm room! I am officially a college student now!!!

My little sister and I are really close, and she was very worried about me being gone. She doesn't know how she'll be living in our room by herself! :)

I decided to ask her to be my penpal, and I made her a pen-pal box as a goodbye gift. It's a cheap wooden box from the clearance aisle at Michaels, and I simply decoupaged it with scrapbook paper, pages from destroyable books, and a really pretty Washi tape from JoAnn's. 

I meant to get her stamps and address labels, but forgot to do it in time. Oh, well! My mom can do that, right? :) I can't wait to start writing to her, and hopefully writing me letters will help her to become a more confident writer. She's getting a lot better at spelling and I'm trying to convince her to write letters on her own without any help.

Life is just so surreal... Are any of you lovely readers off to college this year? Are you as excited as I am? It's going to be an epic year!

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  1. That is so sweet and kind of you Shaylynn! I was not nearly so aware of my sister's needs when I left for college and I regret that. Thankfully God gave us many more years of living in the same house to grow our relationship!

  2. You are such a great big sister - so thoughtful! The box is really lovely. Congratulations to all of you on your new baby sister, and many blessings to you as you begin this new phase of your education (and life!). God bless!

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  4. How I wish I had a sister like you... I love writing letters--those that are sent thru snail mail as opposed to email--and I lament the fact we've lost the art of letter writing. Your baby sister is so blessed to have you. Love your Pen Pal Box! Let's keep the art of letter writing alive!

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