I was really good about writing postcards while on summer vacations as a kid. And my friends were great about writing them to me too. They were fun to pick out at souvenir shops and they were equally fun to receive in my mailbox at home. For just a few dollars, you can pull photos from your phone into a cute layout, write a short message, and send a postcard to your friend, parents, nieces or nephews, whoever! What is more summer than sending a postcard from your travels or from your staycation? It’s also a great way to send a last minute birthday/anniversary/whatever card. Try MyPostcard to get started.
I’ve always loved skorts. I have very fond memories of a plaid skort from Strawbridge’s that I rocked in middle school. Anyway, my skort-love continues into my stay-at-home parenting days. They are functional for play-grounding, but feel more put together or at least summery than some of my other day to day athleisure. Per usual, I’m buying mine at Eddie Bauer these days.
3. Usborne Magic Painting Books
This is masked as my kid recommendation of my Just 3 Things, but these are really for me. These are $10 a pop and my 1 and 3 year olds only deserve Dollar Tree $1 versions, but these are way better. With the magic of water and a relatively steady hand, you can feel a sense of artistic accomplishment even when someone is whining and pulling on your non-dominant arm. There are so many to choose from, but I’m most excited to dive into the Famous Paintings Magic Painting Book. Doing these outside with a cool drink is summer time winning.
Keep on summer-ing!