Title:
Correspondence kit
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A correspondence kit includes a correspondence item, a writing implement, and stamps. The correspondence kit may also include a backing card and be packed in polypropylene bag, a box, or other packaging.



Inventors:
Weisberg, Daniel I. (Tampa, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/982090
Publication Date:
05/12/2005
Filing Date:
11/04/2004
Assignee:
WEISBERG DANIEL I.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/575
International Classes:
B65D75/30; B65D85/00; (IPC1-7): B65D69/00
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CANTOR COLBURN LLP (Hartford, CT, US)
Claims:
1. A correspondence kit comprising: a correspondence item; a writing implement; and stamps.

2. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said correspondence item includes one of, or combinations of, postcards, note cards, envelopes, greeting cards or stationary.

3. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said writing implement is a pencil.

4. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said writing implement is a pen.

5. The correspondence kit of claim 2, wherein said stamps are selected from multiple values to provide sufficient postage for each said correspondence item.

6. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said correspondence kit is packed in polypropylene bag.

7. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said correspondence kit is packed in a bag, or a box, or other packaging.

8. The correspondence kit of claim 1, wherein said correspondence kit further comprises a backing card.

9. The correspondence kit of claim 8, wherein said correspondence item includes one of, or combinations of, postcards, note cards, envelopes, greeting cards or stationary.

10. The correspondence kit of claim 8, wherein said writing implement is a pencil.

11. The correspondence kit of claim 8, wherein said writing implement is a pen.

12. The correspondence kit of claim 9, wherein said stamps are selected from multiple values to provide sufficient postage for each said correspondence item.

13. The correspondence kit of claim 8, wherein said correspondence kit is packed in polypropylene bag.

14. The correspondence kit of claim 8, wherein said correspondence kit is packed in a bag, or a box, or other packaging.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application is a non-provisional application which claims the benefit of the date of the earlier filed provisional application, having U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/517,856, filed on Nov. 6, 2003, which is incorporated herein in its entirety.

BACKGROUND

The invention relates generally to a correspondence kit and in particular to a correspondence kit including materials for completing correspondence contained in common packaging. Often vacationers desire to send postcards to friends, family, etc. People often lack a writing implement to compose a message on the postcard. Further, if a person wishes to send a greeting card or postcard, stamps must be obtained and may not be available at the same location as the greeting card. Thus, one must often borrow or purchase a pen and make a trip to the post office to obtain stamps, further complicating the task of completing and mailing the correspondence.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 depicts a correspondence kit in an embodiment of the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS

Embodiments of the invention relate to correspondence kits. FIG. 1 shows an exemplary correspondence kit 10 having a backing card 12 including a correspondence item 14, a writing implement 16 and stamps 18. The correspondence item 14, writing implement 16 and stamps 18 may be secured to the backing card 12 using a shrink wrap poly material such as polypropylene or polyethylene material. The writing implement 16 may be a pen or pencil. In one embodiment, kit 10 is in a bag. Self-adhesive stamps having their backing glued to card 12. A die cut cut-out is used to secure a pen 14 to the card 12 and postcards sit in the bottom of the bag. The bag may be a polypropylene bag with a 2-inch reseal-able adhesive flap.

The correspondence item 14 may be one of, or combinations of, postcards, note cards, note cards w/envelopes, greeting cards/envelopes, or stationery w/envelopes. The stamps 18 are selected to be sufficient to mail the correspondence item. If multiple types of correspondence items 14 are in the correspondence kit (e.g., postcards and greeting cards with envelopes), stamps 18 of multiple values will be included to provide sufficient postage for each correspondence item.

The stamps 18, writing implement 16 and correspondence items 14 may be packed in a kit in a variety of manners and embodiments of the invention are not limited to polypropylene shrink wrap. The contents may be contained in a box, bag or other packaging. Further, the backing card 12 may be eliminated and the correspondence item 14 used to support the writing implement and the stamps.

While this invention has been described with reference to one or more embodiments, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes may be made and equivalents may be substituted for elements thereof without departing from the scope of the invention. In addition, many modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation or material to the teachings of the invention without departing from the essential scope thereof. Therefore, it is intended that the invention not be limited to the particular embodiments disclosed as the best mode contemplated for carrying out this invention.