My ‘Open When…’ Letters

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I have previously done a post giving ideas for ‘open when’ letters (see here), and now I’ve finally made my own! This was another handmade gift for my boyfriend, as it seemed a nice lasting present to get him through the up’s and down’s of university.

Below is an image of each envelope and it’s contents, and I have also listed what I put inside. Some of the letters themselves are painted over just so that you lovely folk can’t read them all! 😉

‘Open when… you’re mad at me’DSCN1586(2)

  • a little letter  (on a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ journaling card)
  • a hand-made apology coupon which entitles him to a heart-felt apology by phone or skype
  • a printed description of the parts of a sincere apology
  • a printed jokey apology about being hungry
  • a dip dab

‘Open when… you’re worried about the future’DSCN1585(2)

  • a letter (on tutti-cutie letter paper)
  • a hand-made ‘this is what the future might look like’ booklet
  • a quote (from a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ set of journaling cards)
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives)
  • a little cardboard house

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‘Open when… you’re feeling insecure or doubting yourself’

  • a letter
  • a list of the ways he has made me proud
  • an ‘Incredibles’ postcard (from a Disney Pixar postcard collection)
  • a quote (from the ‘Inked Rose’ collection of journaling cards by ‘We R Memory Keepers’)
  • a ‘the word — pretty much sums up —‘ coupon (from ‘K & Company Smash’s Quotes pad)

‘Open when…you want a trip down memory lane’DSCN1583

  • a letter
  • a hand-made timeline of us
  • a screenshot of an old Facebook conversation
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)
  • a printed image of a birthday scene, with reference to a past party on the back
  • a filled-out ‘Best Day Ever’ coupon (from a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ set of journaling cards)

‘Open when…you’re having a bad day’DSCN1582(2)

  • a letter (on Momoji letter paper)
  • a postcard telling him to call me
  • a quote (from a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ set of journaling cards)
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)
  • a quote (from a ‘Shimelle’ collection of cardstock shapes)
  • a smiley face

Open when…you miss me’DSCN1581(2)

  • a letter
  • a photo of me
  • a novelty cheque from the Bank of Love
  • a quote (from a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ set of journaling cards)
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)
  • a kiss token
  • some Ed Sheeran song lyrics

‘Open when…you’re nervous about an exam’DSCN1579

  • a letter (on a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ journaling card)
  • a printed exam advice sheet
  • a handmade quote
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)
  • a note telling him to call me after the exam

‘Open when…you’re happy’DSCN1578

  • a letter (on a journaling card from ‘We R Memory Keepers’, in the Farmer’s Market collection)
  • a photo of us (in a frame from the same collection as above)
  • one of my doodles
  • a list of things that make me happy
  • a ‘favourite song lyric’ token (from ‘K & Company Smash’s quotes pad)
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)

‘Open when…you’re bored’DSCN1576

  • a letter
  • some Moomin themed temporary tattoos
  • balloons with messages inside
  • a recipe
  • a coded message
  • a hand-made his and hers relationship quiz

DSCN1575(3)‘Open when…you need a laugh’

  • a letter (on a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ journaling card)
  • a funny picture of me when I was young
  • a printed Harry Potter meme
  • a printed Big Bang Theory joke
  • a quote (cut out from ‘The Pocket Book of Positives’)
  • an envelope full of our private jokes

So there you have it; my very own ‘Open When…’ letters. Hope this inspires you to try your own, as they make a lovely gift for a friend, or for a partner if you are in a long-distance relationship!

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