Sunday, September 27, 2009

new round of the Lovely Letterbox!

I'm ready for a new round of The Lovely Letterbox, a mail subscription service. Are you??!

The Lovely Letterbox is : a mail subscription service that offers special packages and items handmade and assembled by me arriving in your mailbox each month for six months!

I learned a lot from the first round I did, the wonderful participants I had, and the folks from that round who did their own mail subscription projects. I've realized I need to make the project more manageable, to make it cost effective by charging for actual shipping and planning in advance what I will spend on shipping, and also figured out what I think will be a good way to offer this to international folks, too!

I will be limited the number of participants again, on a first come first serve basis (signup/sending funds) so please sign up soon!

Your mail treats will be loosely themed around the following: mail art, crafts, and zines. Supplies and ephemera, zines from my archive, and items that I create specifically for the Lovely Letterbox will be included. Check out some examples of past packages (of course, this round will be full of all new items)!

** PLEASE NOTE ** There are three separate listings in my Etsy shop, for U.S., International 6-month, and International 2-month. If it's a gift, please choose the listing for the recipient's location and specifiy in the notes section that it is a gift and when you want it to start.

Here's how it works:


The 1st, 3rd, and 5th month will be a larger package in a flat rate priority envelope. The 2nd, 4th, and 6th months will be a smaller item, closer to first rate letter-size/weight, paired theme-wise with the previous month.

Month 1 : Mail Art stash (flat rate envelope full of supplies, ephemera, etc.)

Month 2 : Mail Art (card, letter, mail art, a letter-sized item in the mail to you)

Month 3 : Craft stash (flat rate envelope full of supplies - fabric pieces, trim, buttons, notions, etc.)

Month 4 : Craft project (a small craft project I prepare for you to make - instructions and supplies included)

Month 5 : Zines! (flat rate envelope full of zines from friends and from my personal archives)

Month 6 : Zine for Lovely Letterbox (a zine created specifically for the Lovely Letterbox, that will be first seen here, in your subscription)

Signing Up

- Your subscription will start with October or November, depending on when you sign up. Early bird/Halloween subscriptions received by next Monday, October 5, will be sent out by the week of October 19. They *will include Halloween items!!*

- Late signup - after October 5, deadline is by Monday, October 19 - will be sent out the week of November 16.

- final option is a gift subscription! This would be a fun surprise for a lover of mail or a crafty friend that's far away. This can be sent out starting as early as the first round (Halloween), or can start in December as a holiday gift and will include a card and tasteful holiday packaging.
You must sign up by Oct. 5 for Halloween, or by October 19 for November OR December. If you have any questions about this, please convo or e-mail me!

Price Breakdown:

for U.S. participants

3 months @ 4.95 (flat rate priority envelope) = $14.85
3 months at $1.50 (first class mail) = $4.50
$16 for supply costs

International 6-month

3 months @ 10.95 = $32.85
3 months @ $3 = $9
$16 for supply costs

International 2-month
1 month @ 10.95
1 month @ $3
$6 supply costs

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