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Old 11-07-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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Our family has recently gotten into the hobby of Letterboxing. For those of you who don't know what it is it involves going to websites such as the North America Letterboxing website and finding where a secret box is hidden in your community. Other letterboxers hide a box with a homemade rubber stamp in a public place such as a park or playground. You find the box, use the stamp to stamp your own logbook and re-hide the box better than it was when you found it. You also use your own stamp to mark the logbook that is hidden wo that the original hiders know that others have discovered their box. My kids are delighted with this activity! We live in a pretty large city so they have been able to find several "treasures" not too far away. We are in the process of making our own stamp and planning where to hide it. We will then post our letterbox on the North American Letterboxing website and then check our box often to see who has found it! This is a great activity for a family with special needs kids as it doesn't involve a lot of skill and is a unique things for kids to talk about with other kids or adults. It gets you out of the house and best of all - aside from the initial purchase of a stamp and logbook, and the on-going gas, it's free!
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We have been letterboxing a little over a year. My daughter, who has autism, LOVES to letterbox. My son, who is 5, thinks its the best hobby ever, lol. They love to be outdoors and letterboxing is a great way to get outdoors.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:54 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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We have all the stuff to do it, and the one time we went, the 'treasure' was gone...haven't gone back out, but I did just recently find the letterboxing stuff, we moved in September, and it surfaced!
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We have all the stuff to do it, and the one time we went, the 'treasure' was gone...haven't gone back out, but I did just recently find the letterboxing stuff, we moved in September, and it surfaced!
Unfortunately the boxes can disappear. Two boxes that my family planted this year have gone missing. So we replanted new ones in the same area, just in a different spot. Try it again, its alot of fun when you find them!
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