Dear Hancock's Noteworthy Kids' Stationery

Snail Mail for Kidlets

dear hancock stationery!

Your tot has already learned that the pen is mightier than the sword — a lesson also absorbed by your scribble-covered walls.

Now it’s time to teach her how to look good on paper with kid stationery from Dear Hancock.

The creators of the L.A.-based line believe a handwritten card is a gesture of sincerity worth preserving, and after seeing the beauty of their painted creations, we agree.

Choose from predesigned flat cards (the accessorized pony caught our eye) or customize with an image of the family pet, her favorite lovey, or portrait of the author herself.

Printed locally on Green-e Energy-certified recycled paper and envelopes, the materials are about as close to ecofriendly as you get for snail mail correspondence.

Another worthy lesson whose merits are written on the wall.

Available online at dearhancock.com, $14 for a set of six; custom project prices vary.

this week in los angeles!

La La Ling Anniversary Sale

What: Celebrate the boutique’s seventh birthday with up to 70 percent off fave brands like Splendid, Little Ella, and Appaman.
Why: You’ll la la love it.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1810 N. Vermont Ave., b/t Russell & Melbourne Aves. (323-664-4400).

Papa Is a Rolling Stone Class

What: The Daddy and Me music class explores blues and rock through tambourine, guitars, and movement.
Why: Get some satisfaction.
When: Tues., 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Treehouse Social Club, 426 S. Robertson Blvd., b/t Burton Way & Colgate Ave. (310-288-3024). Drop-in class, $20; six classes, $100.

Star Party

What: Pack a picnic and peer through telescopes while getting the full scoop on the solar system from professional and amateur astronomers.
Why: The universe awaits.
When: Sat., 2-9 p.m.
Where: Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Feliz (213-473-0800).

Photo: Courtesy of Dear Hancock

Griffith Observatory
2800 E Observatory Rd
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA 90027
426 S Robertson Blvd
bt Colgate Ave & Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048
1810 N Vermont Ave
bt Russell & Melbourne Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90027