Letters from Afar

Imagine how excited your children would be to receive a beautiful, hand-illustrated letter from a far-away land each month!  This is what the wonderful program at Letters from Afar offers, and it is perfect for homeschool families.  My kids and I have been subscribers to this engaging program for about a year, and each time one of these cool envelopes shows up in our mailbox, we get excited to see what’s inside.  I’m so happy to have the opportunity today to tell you about it, thanks to our sponsor, Letters from Afar!

Each Letter from Afar arrives in an air mail envelope adorned with cool vintage stamps, so the excitement is immediate when you see it!  The letters are written on parchment-type paper, and are penned by Isabelle, a world traveler.  Each personally hand-written message tells about her recent explorations in exotic destinations like Morocco, Thailand, or Germany, and Isabelle shares about the sights, sounds, unique experiences, and history of the place.  Also included is some really terrific watercolor illustrations that typically include a map of the area or some scenes from the place.  It’s like getting a peek inside Isabelle’s travel/nature journal.  Really cool, and it’s inspiring for those of us that want to create journals of our own adventures, too.

Letters from Afar is one of those wonderful opportunities to infuse a spark of joy and excitement into your home while also offering a natural jumping off point for digging deeper and learning about something that you are now curious about.  Just imagine–the mail arrives and one of the kids brings it in.  There’s a Letter from Afar!  Your children gather round and you read the letter together, taking time to examine the illustrations and ooh and aah at the interesting things mentioned and shown.  The kids run to the globe to try to locate the place they just read about, and that naturally leads to a mention of what continent it’s on, what bodies of water are nearby, what else is near, and how far is it from where we are?  You never know which places will get the kids interested in learning more about the geography, culture, religions, politics, animals, or ways of life in other places.  The possibilities for learning are limitless!

Plus, I love it that these letters are keepsakes that can go right into a Letters from Afar notebook so your children can continue to revisit the places and people of lands far away, and draw connections between the places you’re learning about in history, geography, and literature and the letters you’ve received.

Priced at a modest $6 a month, this is a learning treat that is easy on the wallet and offers a lot of possibilities!  Click here to visit them and learn more.

3 Comments

  1. Way cool! Thanks for the review and contest.

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  2. This would make the best Christmas present too! I’m gonna have to tell my mother in law.

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  3. Thank you so much for letting me know about Letters Afar. I just subscribed! Excited for my 4 kiddos to receive their first letter 🙂

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