I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
My daughters LOVE to craft even though I do not consider myself to be a crafty mom. I like craft kits because everything is all together and ready for me. I need the inspiration and usually I can actually craft that way. Callinote is a monthly journaling kit designed to build self-esteem and confidence in girls ages 9-14. First you decorate it and then you write in it.
Each month, girls receive a blank journal with a DIY art tutorial and all the crafting supplies needed to create a custom journal. They also receive a month's worth of daily "sparks" - inspirational messages, thoughtful questions, and meaningful challenges to get them writing, thinking, and sharing on a daily basis. I wish I had kept a journal when I was younger. I think this is a great way to get kids into writing.
It comes with literally everything you need...even a pen! A special pocket to store pictures, ticket stubs, notes, and other tiny momentos from the month is also in the journal.
I like that the monthly journal is unique every month because the user decorates it. It makes it more special for the writer. I personally like the step-by-step instructions but my daughter only used them as "guidelines." She is definitely a free spirit.
I had to help my youngest out with hers but my oldest here could do everything but tie the string on her own. She LOVES it. I was actually surprised how mush she enjoys the inspiration sparks. She loves reading it each day and then thinking about what to write.
Each month they offer a new design. Think how fun it will be to have 12 journals, one for each month, for you daughter to look back on at the end of the year. These are definitely keepsakes! You can learn more at Callinote.com.