Punch Box Notes:

February 7, 2012

Friends, some of you may know I am a big fan of notes. Notes that come in any form, any shape, any size. So I immediately fell in love with these sweet punch boxes from Lea Redmond. I'm sure you've heard of Lea, she's done a super awesome collaboration with Chronicle Books and is the creator of the Worlds Smallest Post Service. I actually met Lea at Renegade LA and it was such an honor to meet her, she is definitely someone who thinks outside the box.

So when she emailed me about these amazing Handmade Punch Boxes, I knew I'd immediately love them. Handmade?! What? I know. I was so impressed with the construction and quality - the front + back are letterpressed! So you simply punch with a pencil and out pops your note!

I love how novelty these sweet punch boxes are. It reminds me a little of the price is right "punch" game or something! (That is one of my favorite games! haha)  Love that you get to 'punch' through and your little note comes out. They are actually based off a vintage 1920's punch box. They did make some great stuff back then. Isn't it great that Lea has found a creative way make a fun version for others to enjoy?

These would be a perfect gift for a certain someone for Valentine's Day! They also can come with custom messages which is pretty great too. Lea has kindly put together a list of tips and creative ideas for how to write fantastic scroll messages for your own custom punch box. Make your messages personal and particular to your relationship with the person it is for. 

1) Recall a memory of a moment with her or him.
2) Start your message with: "This is a coupon, good for..."
3) Use just one word. A favorite food? A special object that makes you think of her? The emotion you feel when you are with him?
4) An inside joke.
5) A quotation from a favorite book.
6) A url to something fun to see or watch online.
7) Your phone number.
8) Your favorite cheesy pick-up line.
9) The place or situation in which you met.
10) See the "Sweet Words" scrolls for additional ideas

These fabulous little punch boxes are limited edition, so be sure to order one today. 
Lea has also mentioned that boxes are guaranteed to arrive in time for Valentine's Day! :)

19 hello's:

  1. That is adorable! What a fantastic idea to bring these back. I wonder if my grandfather remembers them. I'll have to ask.

  2. Were these on Design*Sponge last week? I don't remember where I saw them, but I really want to give one to my husbands. I love the ideas for messages that you listed!

  3. *to my husband. HA that was a silly typo!

  4. This is so adorable!


  5. They reminded me of Price is Right, too. It's my second fave PiR game - ranked only slightly lower than Plinko ;) How precious!

  6. These are awesome!! Such a sweet idea!

    From Brooklyn with love,


  7. Too cool! Need!!


  8. how nice! i´ve never seen punch boxes, we don t have them here in italy!

  9. Cute cute cute!

  10. That is so cute. xo, rv


  11. These are so cute. Love that you can customize the notes.

    ♥ sécia

  12. oooh WOW...this is so cute! I have never seen or heard of this before. So great. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I've never seen such a thing! Oh, 1920s. I'm dying to know how these work. Maybe I should send MYSELF one for Valentine's Day.

  14. I am so jealous you got to meet Lea! I have been following and buying her mini letters/packages for a couple years now. She would be such a lovely person to meet. I am new to your blog and looking forward to the future posts!


  15. Those are so cool. I've never seen them before. They remind me a little of advent calenders.

  16. So cute:) I've never seen them before:)

  17. Super sweet. Teeny tiny handwriting required though.


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