Send Dear Old Dad a Photo Puzzle in the Mail This Father’s Day


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Your dad is one cool, Rolling-Stones-loving, facial-hair-rocking dude.

He deserves to get something equally as rad as he is this Father’s Day.

Send him a photo puzzle in the mail!

Instead of receiving one card for Father’s Day, dad will get multiple envelopes in the mail with pieces of a photo puzzle in them creating excitement, magic, and an awesome image in the end.

Dad will get the first envelope in the mail with a card and a sweet handwritten note letting him know how much you love him.

When the final puzzle piece arrives, your tough as nails dad will find it hard not to get a little choked up when he’s reminded how cool he is for raising such an awesome person.

Make a Father’s Day Photo Puzzle

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Why It’s Cool

Let’s admit it, we all love getting a greeting card in the mail. (Thanks for that birthday card with cash money in it grandma!)

This Father’s Day send your pop a week’s worth of greetings with the accompanying weeks worth of happiness.

Suspense, supporting the US Postal Service, and making dear old dad smile. Sweet!

Ingredients:

  • A photo your dad will love
  • Scissors
  • 7 envelopes
  • Postage

STEP 1: PICK AND CHOOSE

before Scan through your photo albums and grab a photo that will make dad smile.

This is fun ’cause you can take a trip down memory lane while looking through your photos for an awesome pic to send to your dad.

STEP 2: A MILLION LITTLE PIECES

before Time to get crafty with your scissors.
Cut the photo into 7 pieces that will fit back together and will fit in your envelopes.

You can keep it simple with square shapes or go a little wild and start cutting different shapes that all fit together.

STEP 3: SEND A LITTLE SUGAR

before“Hey Dad! Remember that time I stuck a raisin up my nose and it turned into a grape? Good times.”
Write a little note to dad on the back of each piece of the puzzle letting your dad know how awesome he is or a memory you’ve shared.

You can also write one word or two on each puzzle piece that will form a sentence when the puzzle is put together.

STEP 4: EXPLAIN YOURSELF

beforeDearest Father,
In the first envelope you send write a note to dad that explains he will be getting 7 envelopes in the mail that contain pieces of a puzzle that will fit together in the end.

Also, thanks for being a cool dude that has taught me many things. Things that include but are not limited to: how to ride a bike, how to make algebra easy, to always carry a hanky in your pocket.
You are the best.

Love, your favorite child.

STEP 5: PIECE BY PIECE

beforePlace each piece of the puzzle in its own envelope.
Seal the envelope with love.

STEP 6: TO SIR, WITH LOVE

beforeStamp and address each envelope.
Almost ready to send dad a little bit o joy!

STEP 7: RAIN, SLEET, OR SNOW

beforePop one envelope in the mail every day so your dad will receive all 7 envelopes before Father’s Day.

Taking It Further

  • Print the image on magnetic inkjet sheets so dad can put the finished puzzle on the fridge for the world to see.
  • Give dad all the tools for the photo puzzle and have him send you one.
  • Blow up a photo and make a giant photo puzzle that you can hang on the wall.
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