Drapela Works: Original Creator of Custom Wooden Letter Banks

Drapela Works: Original Creator of Custom Wooden Letter Banks

A personal piggy bank is a great gift. Did you know kids can grasp basic money concepts by the age of 3? It's never too early to teach about saving, spending, and sorting coins and bills. Having a dedicated place for savings can also make these concepts more real for anyone who’s trying to save. 

Drapela Works is the original creator of personalized wooden letter banks. We make each one in our workshop in El Campo, Texas. 

Where the Idea for Letter Banks Came From 

We also call our letter banks, "personal piggies." We wanted to create something that could be a great first birthday gift for children and we know that part of giving well means making it personal. 

Giving a personal gift makes the recipient feel appreciated, which is one of the best ways to build relationships. A personalized gift also shows that you care about them, and they will appreciate it for years to come. 

Real Wood Piggy Banks for Kids 

child holding first piggy bank - first birthday gift idea

Wooden letter banks are a great way to keep track of coins and bills that kids are given for allowance, birthdays, and holidays. Each letter bank is made out of Organic Red Oak wood from a third generation, family-owned saw mill. To finish, we cover the wood in a Food-Safe Mineral Oil and a thin layer of beeswax. They look beautiful and they're also practical because they can easily fit in with any style of decor. 

Our letter banks are the perfect gift to give for: 

  • Baby Shower 
  • Birthday
  • Christmas or Hanukkah 
  • Baptism or Confirmation 
  • Bat or Bar Mitzvah 

Not only are they great for kids—adults love our letter banks, too! We've seen people give them as wedding and graduation gifts. Both are perfect times of life to begin saving for future goals. Lots of people use our custom piggy banks as a way to save toward a goal or save travel mementos. 

4 Reasons you need a Drapela Works Letter Bank 

  1. They help you organize loose change. It's amazing how fast pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters add up! It's also fun to take loose change and have kids sort and count it, teaching essential math skills.
  2. You can literally watch your savings grow. It's easy to be disconnected from money as a "real" thing if you only ever see it on a digital statement. Having a tangible reminder of your savings goals is a great way to stay on track.
  3. You'll always have cash on hand if you need it. Whether there's a blackout or a banking issue, some experts feel it's a good idea to have some cash saved away at home in the event of a true emergency.
  4. Kids learn by imitating others. Setting up a piggy bank (and using it regularly) teaches your children about saving and helps them understand that small efforts can lead them to big rewards. It's also a great tool to use in talking to kids about the value of saving.

How to Order Your Custom Letter or Farmland Piggy Bank 

Child holding custom letter bank

Ordering from Drapela Works is easy. Just visit this page  to begin personalizing your gift. 

Our letter banks come in two sizes and the names are laser engraved on thick acrylic. You'll know it is ours because of the quality. Additionally, our logo is engraved on the back of each item we ship. 

After placing your order, our team takes 3-5 days to process and fulfill your custom order. Then, it is shipped and should be to your home within 4 days. 

Remember, each product we make is backed by our happiness guarantee! We want you to be 100% satisfied with your order. If you have an issue with your order, please notify us at drapelaworks@gmail.comas quickly as possible so we may get the conflict resolved.