Sofia’s {Ideas} Subscription Postcards

February 13, 2011

Sofia’s {Ideas}

A Sunday series. A single idea. One of way too many.

Sofia's Ideas

When I was a little girl, my family and I lived on the second floor of a three family house in Queens (NY). One of my best childhood friends lived in the adjacent second floor apartment but she was virtually never allowed to play outside or over at our house. So, we would spend hours on our balconies playing together through the metal divider. And one of our favorite things to play was “office”. I was a nerd, she was a nerd, what can I say? And the metal divider made for a nice “bank” scenario.

We asked our fathers for forms from their offices, gathered anything official looking from around the house, and my mother collected all of the Subscription Postcards she could find. It didn’t occur to me what a great tool those normally tossed out pieces of cardstock were until I began teaching my own children how to write out their addresses! So now, I collect them from the junk mail, my magazines, etc. and the kids use them to practice writing their addresses. Voila!

Super easy, FREE, and a great way to reuse another paper item before it leaves the house! Just another way we apply Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Carla

That’s a great idea!

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Sofia's Ideas

Thanks, Carla!

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Kelly

Such a cute idea! We could also use them for the kids to play school as they love to do.
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Sofia's Ideas

Oh for sure! And my kids love making miniature books for their stuffed animals in order to play school! Reminds me of myself & my siblings when we were that age…

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Eva Gallant

What a fun idea!

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Sofia's Ideas

Thanks, Eva! :)

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carol

Fab idea! This will be great for my little one in a couple of yrs time.
A lovely childhood memory too. Thanks for sharing.

I had an A4 diary and a pretend phone and I would spend hours filling in Hairdressing appointments for imaginary ladies. They would never turn up for the appointments and I had no intention of being a hairdresser. :)
I went into office work.
carol

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Sofia's Ideas

Carol, I loved appointment books and telephone message books too, especially the “while you were out” kind that had carbon copies! I’m getting giddy all over again! :)

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Lady Estrogen

Such a cute idea.
I must have been a nerd from the early years onward as well – I salivated at the thought of having to fill out a form; I loved them!
Sorry I haven’t been around – it’s been a busy few weeks!
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Sofia's Ideas

We are such dorks! ;)

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