All Posts By


The Best Long Distance Gift Are Open When Letters

By | Ideas | No Comments

Our Favorite Long Distance Relationship Open When Letter Topics

We have all heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” but anyone that has been in a long distance relationship knows it’s never easy or fun to be apart for extended periods of time!  Staying connected through playful notes, private thoughts, silly jokes, and fun memories can help make the distance seem closer while the heart grows fonder.

I don’t think anyone would argue that staying connected is the key to any long distance relationship.  That is why Open When Letters are the best gift for your relationship.  They let your partner know that they are always close to your heart.  Here are some of our favorite long distance topics!

Open When:

  1. You Get this From Me
  2. You Miss Me
  3. It’s Been a Hard Day
  4. You Want a Reminder of How I Feel About Us
  5. You Want a Reminder of How I Feel About You
  6. We’ve Had a Fight
  7. You Want to Read One of My Favorite ” Us” Memories
  8. You Want to Learn My 3 Favorite Things About You
  9. You Can’t Get Me and You Really Need to Hear My Voice
  10. You’re Lonely
  11. You Can’t Sleep
  12. You Don’t Feel Well
  13. For Your Eyes Only
  14. Shhh…It’s a Surprise
  15. You Need to Laugh
  16. Someone Has Irritated You
  17. You’re a Little Stressed and Need a Break
  18. You’ve Had a Great Day
  19. You Want to Know I Stand Beside You Always
  20. You’re On Your Way Home to Me

The best part of Open When Letters is that they aren’t about money but the time and thought you put into them.  And don’t forget to be creative!  Add photos, make up funny inside jokes, use inspirational quotes, create YouTube videos, add the words of your favorite song…ideas are limitless and personal to your relationship.  Now get started on your Long Distance Open When gift and have fun!!


Long Distance Relationships

We’ve all heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” but no one said it was easy to be apart. Playful notes, inside jokes and special words can help make the distance seem smaller while the heart grows fonder.

I Miss You Mini Pack

There is never a wrong time to tell the people you love how much they mean to you. Too often grandparents, parents, children and close friends are separated by distance. Getting a personal package in the mail that helps us stay connected can mean the world to those who miss us.

Deployment Military

Military open when letters for loved ones serving our country. Serving our country takes an uncommon commitment made by the strongest of us, yet born by the whole family.

What are Open When Letters or Cards?

By | Ideas, Products | No Comments

Open When Letters are the best “little big gift” ever.  Not only are they great to receive but they are just as fun to make!  A very unique twist to the everyday care package.

In todays busy world it isn’t always possible to be there for our loved ones.  Big life events like college, military deployment and new jobs can separate us when we need each other most.  Other events like marriage and pregnancy require advice that we might not even know we need!  Open When letters allow us to stay connected to our family and loved ones without physically being with them.  This is how Open When works:

  1.  The gift giver receives a box of 5 to 20 notes with preprinted prompts that correlate to everyday situations such as:  Open When You’ve Had a Great Day, Open When You Need to Laugh, Open When You Can’t Fall Asleep, etc.
  2. Unique prompts are created for different topics such as:  Long Distance RelationshipsSummer CampCancer Sucks, Moving, Break-ups, and many more.
  3. The gift giver than gets busy thinking of unique ways to share in each moment that has a prompt.  It can be with words of advice, a joke, an inspirational quote, a piece of material that has a special scent, a photo, gift cards, etc.  It is limitless when you start to think about the special relationship you have with your loved one.
  4. Your loved one receives a complete – now custom – open when package with special directions on how to experience their Open When Box.  Now they have a piece of you with them when they need you most.

The next time you miss your loved one – even if they are in the next room and life has separated you – remember that Open When letters might be exactly what you both need to stay connected.  And when you’re trying to think of a gift for special occasions don’t forget that Open When letters are the best “little big gift” ever!!

11-year-old’s business fosters hope after family’s loss

By | Press | No Comments

An 11-year-old’s effort to make sure her college-bound brother knew how much she loved him has turned into a business aimed at helping people connect the old-fashioned way: through handwritten notes.

Bella Geary, who will enter sixth grade at Pocahontas Middle School in Henrico County this fall, wrote the notes as a Christmas gift tailored to topics including “Open when … you miss me,” “Open when … we’ve had a fight” and “Open when … you’re nervous.”

“When I miss him, I know that I’m with him even when I’m not,” Bella said of her brother Michael. “My handwriting is there for him.”

Read the full article at Richmond Times-Dispatch

How one young girl was Inspired to Spread Happiness through Personal Tragedy

By | Press | No Comments

For Immediate Release

Open When Letters

‘How one young girl was Inspired to Spread Happiness through Personal Tragedy’

The only girl and the youngest of 5, Bella Geary is not your typical 11 year old. At the age of 8, she lost her dad to suicide. Five months later, she went through another devastating blow when her mother was diagnosed with a deadly cancer which nearly took her life. To say Bella holds her mother and four brothers extra close to her, both physically and figuratively, is an understatement. This girl cherishes Family!!

When Bella’s oldest brother, Michael, was preparing for college, he had mixed emotions of leaving the family. Bella, also known as the “happy one” in the family; with an infectious grin, decided to do something a little different for her brother to get him through his freshman year in college. Her goal was to send Michael off with a “box of happiness” that first year away from home.

“Open When” is a box of letters for your loved one to open on special occasions when you can’t be there, in person. A series of topics ranging from “Open When you miss home” to “Open When you have a fight with your roommate” to “Open When you’re stressed about exams” have been created for you to customize. The topics are chosen based on the recipient- college students, pregnant moms, soldiers on deployment – and the letters are personalized by you for your loved one. The kit provides fun, creative ideas of extra inclusions to put in the envelopes as well as blank stationary and envelopes to use for personal topics you may want to add.

Born out of a desire to “create happiness” and spread awareness about depression, Bella’s greatest wish is that no other family endures what she went through. She wants to build a compassionate community to help educate others about depression and to spread happiness, Bella says “I just want everyone to know that they are important and loved.”

“Open When Kits” are available online at as well as select gift stores nationwide.


Andrea Edmunds