The first thing my grandsons do once they leap from the car is check the letterbox. These days, there's very little to be found there other than advertising leaflets.

But there's something exciting about opening the letterbox and peeking inside that never seems to dim, don't you think?

Are your g'kids the same?

4. Include some little extras like stickers, stamps, or decorate the envelopes

​Sometimes, I try to slip some stickers inside the envelope as an extra highlight... even a feather or confetti. You can also find plenty of resources for kids for stamp collecting. (More about that soon.)

You can even create and order your own stamps. How much fun would that create for your grandkids to find their own photo on the stamp?

Even if you don't want to go to those lengths you can decorate the envelopes a bit and maybe add stickers.