Have you guys seen Kids LA Magazine yet? If you live outside of Southern CA you probably won’t care, but I like it. It is a new magazine, focused primarily on Los Angeles and the children and families that live there. There are some great articles and features and always a good listing of local businesses. I was reading the Summer 2008 issue this weekend and came across something fantastic in their Grab Bag: Activities section. Sometimes you don’t live close enough to do something special for a loved one for each major event. And sometimes, the cost of shipping alone, can deter you from doing even something small. But I think this is the greatest idea. It is called Send A Ball and what they do is send a ball, fully inflated (the post office treats it as a package) to the recipient of your choice. They come in a variety of colors and have sayings like “Have a ball on your birthday!”, “Have a ball with your new baby!” to “I hope that rash clears up soon!” (they allow custom sayings…). The balls are $19.95 each and are hand addressed. I know how excited I would be to get one of these in the mail!!! Imagine your young nieces and nephews receiving one! Check out their website for all the details.