A few months back my friend Shari asked if I could write a letter to her daughter Finley from her imaginary friend Soren Lorensen. I finally got around to it:
It took SO long for me to get to it I had to come up with an elaborate plan to explain the delay! “Soren” explains to Finley in the letter that he was traveling the world and forgot about the letters in his backpack.
Each letter corresponds with a trinket or gift and has a story behind it:
Letter 1: Soren visits “the beach” and collects seashells
Stamped and postmarked from Canada (you can get fake stamps and postmarks at your craft or scrapbook store), the envelope features a generic beach photo
Letter 2: Soren visits an “elephant” store and purchases some elephant gifts
Letter 3: Soren visits a farm, befriends a small mouse, and they both clean out a smelly pig pen.
Soren mentions in the letter that they had to wear clothespins on their nose, one for Soren, one for the itty bitty mouse!
Letter 3: Soren visits Australia and picks up some stickers and animal medallions in the hotel gift shop.
Stamped and postmarked from Australia.
Letter 4 (postcard): Soren runs out of money and gets a job at an eraser factory for a day, they pay him in erasers
I designed and printed out the company logo and pasted it to the front of the postcard.
Letter 5 (postcard): Soren visits Japan and China and picks up some origami paper.
I made the postcard by pasting a note card to the back of some pretty origami paper. Used a sticker for the stamp/postmark.
And a few extra trinkets just for fun: a superhero necklace (see tutorial here) and a tiny origami crane.