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Open When Letters

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

Looking for a fun way to stay connected with a loved one when you are apart? Open When Letters may be perfect for you!



What are Open When Letters?

Open When Letters are the perfect gift to give to your loved one when you will be apart. Write a letter for each given prompt and then bundle them together and give them to your loved one all at one time. From there, your loved one will open each letter when it is appropriate. If you are not able to give them to your loved one before they leave, then send them in a coordinating care package!


How do Open When Letters work?

All Open When Letters need a first letter to get your loved one started. In the first letter, is a perfect place to lay out the "rules". Here are a few rules you could use:

  • Only open when the letter really applies.

  • Only open one letter at a time.

  • Don't throw the letters away. You can read through them again after you run out of new letters!

  • Open the letters when you're alone.

  • Don't peek!

When to use Open When Letters?

  • Military Deployments

  • College Students

  • Long Distance Relationships

  • Missionaries

  • Kids away at Summer Camp

  • Spouses work trips

Here are a few Open When Letter topic ideas:

  • Open When you are feeling happy

  • Open When you are stressed

  • Open When you need a laugh

  • Open When it's your birthday

  • Open When it is Christmas

  • Open When it is our Anniversary

  • Open When you are hungry

  • Open When you when you want to walk down memory lane

FREE Open When Letter Prompts for DIY Open When Letters

Looking to create your own DIY Open When Letters? These awesome labels will help you create amazing Open When Letters. Simply download, print, and apply to your envelopes!



Free Digital Download includes:


4 Open When Letters plus an Open When

4 Blank Open When





Not a DIY-er? Check out these done for your options!


-16 printed greeting card and envelope sets

-Each greeting card is blank on the inside so you can write your own message.

-There are 15 'Open When' cards and 1 'Open Now'

-Cards and envelopes measure approximately 5x7 inches



-15 Open When Labels

-4 blank Open When Labels

-Labels are easy to use, simply peel-n-stick.

-This listing is only for the labels-no envelopes are included.

-Each label measures approximately 2.75 x 4.25 inches




-15 Open When Letter labels pdf

-1 Open Now label pdf

-4 blank labels pdf to customize your own

-Download the file from your account, cut the labels out and attach them to your envelopes.





-16 printed greeting card and envelope sets

-1 Care Package Sticker Kit

-Each greeting card is blank on the inside so you can write your own message.

-Sticker comes in either USPS Medium Flat Rate size or USPS Large Flat Rate size




-15 Open When Labels

-1 Open Now Label

-4 blank Open When Labels

-1 Care Package Sticker Kit

-Labels are easy to use, simply peel-n-stick.

-Sticker comes in either USPS Medium Flat Rate size or USPS Large Flat Rate size



-16 printed greeting card and envelope sets

-Each greeting card is blank on the inside so you can write your own message.

-There are 15 'Open When' cards and 1 'Open Now'

-Cards and envelopes measure approximately 5x7 inches


-15 Open When Labels

-4 blank Open When Labels

-Labels are easy to use, simply peel-n-stick.

-This listing is only for the labels-no envelopes are included.

-Each label measures approximately 2.75 x 4.25 inches


-15 Open When Letter labels pdf

-1 Open Now label pdf

-4 blank labels pdf to customize your own

-Download the file from your account, cut the labels out and attach them to your envelopes.




-16 printed greeting card and envelope sets

-1 Care Package Sticker Kit

-Each greeting card is blank on the inside so you can write your own message.

-Sticker comes in either USPS Medium Flat Rate size or USPS Large Flat Rate size


-15 Open When Labels

-1 Open Now Label

-4 blank Open When Labels

-1 Care Package Sticker Kit

-Labels are easy to use, simply peel-n-stick.

-Sticker comes in either USPS Medium Flat Rate size or USPS Large Flat Rate size


 

Need some help filling your next care package?


Check out The Ultimate Care Package Packing List. Its full of hundreds ideas including holiday specific items as well as care package staples.





 

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