They love checking the mailbox, those girls of mine. They have three magazine subscriptions: one free, one gifted, and one from us. They receive birthday cards and postcards from summer camp. And they have Letters From Afar. Out of all the mail they get, the little brown envelopes from Letters From Afar elicit the most excitement.
“Mom! Mom!” they’ll shout. “We got another letter! When can we read it?”
I usually save it for the next day, to be carefully opened and savoured during Morning Time. These letters are the highlight of the day.
Letters from Afar provides subscribers with a monthly hand-illustrated letter from a fictional world-traveller named Isabelle. The letters are written and illustrated by a husband and wife team from North Carolina.
And they are gorgeous.
The descriptions of the people and places make you feel like you’re right there with Isabelle. The art is incredible. And the price (just $6 USD/month + $1.15 postage to Canada) is more than affordable for a single-income homeschooling family.
Each letter includes several world stamps to add to your collection, too. So cool!
As an added bonus, a portion of all proceeds is donated to Pencils of Promise, an organisation that builds schools and trains teachers in underprivileged communities across the globe.
If you’re looking for a unique way to teach geography, I highly recommend checking them out to see if this subscription service is for you.
All opinions in this post are my own. I am not being compensated in any way for this review. When I discover a product or service that I think is really cool, I love sharing my excitement with others.