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“The best part is seeing the expressions on the kiddos’ faces — such precious, happy smiles,” Shawna Calvert, 47, told ABC News.
This is the first year the Calverts have had their homemade Christmas mailbox on display, and she said it’s been “such a blessing.”
“When we got our first letter, we were in tears, honestly,” said Calvert.
The idea was inspired by a similar mailbox she and her husband, Gregg Calvert, had seen for purchase last year, but didn’t buy because they were worried the store version wouldn’t be sturdy enough to withstand the winter weather.
“This year, a couple weeks ago, he looks at me and said, ‘I’m going to build that mailbox,’” Calvert said of her husband. “He started investigating poles and boxes and colors and hardware. Before too long he had filled up my Amazon cart filled up. We’ve got a very talented neighbor who was able to match the font and we had the thing built in under three days.”
The festive family has been averaging about 20 letters a day from children in their neighborhood, as well as from other states, but now that word has started to…