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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
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I picked up these mini tin mailboxes at Target a few weeks ago. I personalized them with my kids' initials and have been using them to store little notes (like these Angie made last year) and valentine treats for the 2 weeks before Valentines' Day. My kids love getting their mail each morning to see what surprise has been left for them. They have also been leaving notes and drawings for each other. It's a fun activity for the whole family and adds some cheer to these cold days in February!

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Cute! I just saw those mini mailboxes at Target this morning, but couldn't figure out a good enough reason to buy them. Now I wish I would have seen this post first! :)

02.3 | Unregistered Commenterr8chel

I love this idea. What a sweet treat for your kids each day!

I saw those mailboxes in the 1 spot at Target. I'm going back to get them!

02.3 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

My daughter is SO into getting mail recently, and I didn't see these!!!!

02.7 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

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Sounds a great idea for my daughters this Valentines day! I would love to get them and give it for my four angels.

what a beautiful idea!!! love it. it is no wonder, that the children like it a lot!

02.8 | Unregistered Commentersoisses

I have one in the trunk of my car! I had to have one, didn't have a clue what to do with it until ......I READ YOUR BLOG! Thanks so much, you are a clever lady!

What a brilliant idea you got there Kristin. You ladies just can't stop thinking about the upcoming Valentines can you? lol. I really think this can strengthen family relationship and make lasting memories among your children.


The first thing that comes to mind is: "boy, now I have some really cool stuff my wife and I can make as Christmas gifts for our friends.". Though obviously this is supposedly for Valentine occasions.

This is pretty intense.

I will share this post to my wife. I'm pretty sure she will love the idea.


Wow.I just love these mini mailboxes. Such a brilliant idea of yours indeed.


This is a really cute idea! And a great way to spend time with the family too :)

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