Anyone who actually knows my family in real life knows that we are Harry Potter fanatics. We did just get back from Universal where we felt right at home when we entered The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Probably one of our best vacations yet!
My daughters also just had their eleventh birthday and in true Potter fashion they each received their Hogwarts acceptance letters. To say they were excited is an understatement. I think they are saving up to buy an owl.
It was such a fun gift I think everyone should get one no matter how old you are turning. Once you get the template down, you could give one to everyone you know. We gave one as a graduation gift last year.
Paper (You could use regular paper and give it a tea/coffee effect or you could use parchment paper. (I used the parchment)
These Harry Potter FREE Fonts found here. (You can pick and choose which ones you want. There is no wrong way to do this, I promise)
Address Labels (this is to print out a faux wax seal)
The first page of the acceptance letter says:
The envelope could have the following information:
Name: Mr. T. PAIN
Bedroom location: On a boat, on a big blue watery road
Street address: 123 Water Street
City, State: New York, New York
This, of course, is an example. You would put in your info. You could use a regular envelope or make one from paper using a tutorial like this.
Then you can copy and paste the seal below and print it out on an address label. Cut it out and use it on the back of the envelope as if it were a real wax seal.
I ended up wrapping the ones I made in twine. I think it gave an added layer of authenticity.