Q: I just signed up my dad as a Christmas gift. I just realized that it only asked for his email address. Will the company reach out to get HIS mailing address?Asked by Amanda M., December 2020
Thank you so much for your order and for the message so we can get all the details straight. I can certainly email your Dad for his mailing address, or you can send it to me in an email. There is a place for doing that in the order process, but it's easy to overlook. As for the delivery date, do you want the first letter arriving in time for Christmas Eve or after? That information didn't come through on the order and I want to get it right for you and your Dad!
Thanks so much! I'll be looking for your reply.
Q: What does your introductory box consist of?Asked by Anish R., November 2020
Hello again, thank you for the question!
Arts in Letters weekly letter packets are constructed around a letter written by a person who has done significant work in the fields of science and technology, literature, art, or music, depending on the option you choose. If you choose the Grand SLAM, the most popular, you receive a letter from a different field each week, rotating through Science, Literature, Art, and Music.
The letters are transcribed in English and printed on a paper with a vintage appearance. Each letter is accompanied by biographical and background information on the people and events in the letters. We include portraits and other illustrative images so you can see as well as read about the letter's participants. A new feature we've added is...
Q: 1. If I select the 1 month plan, how many letters will I receive? 2. Do you also do letters of historic political players? 3. Can I change my delivery address midway?Asked by Anish R., November 2020
Hello, thank you so much for your questions!
1. A one month subscription consists of four letters sent weekly. Continuing subscriptions receive 5 letters every third month. This is to match the number of letters received in 3 month subscriptions, which is 13.
2. Some of the letters have included political players such as presidents and diplomats. These are usually letter recipients, as the letter writers we focus on are scientists, literary figures, artists, and musicians.
3. You can change the delivery address at any time during your subscription. Changes received by midnight Thursday will go into effect for that weekend's mailing.
Hope this addresses your questions! Please let us know if you have more.
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Q: I subscribed two weeks ago but it still says it preparing first shipment. Why is this?Asked by Betty R., November 2020
Hi Betty, thank you for your message!
Since Arts in Letters ships weekly instead of monthly, we can't really make use of the shipping info page Cratejoy provides. Hopefully in the future we'll be able to provide you with weekly shipping information, or at least the first. I apologize for any confusion this has caused. We have sent out the first two letters of your subscription as scheduled. If you haven't received any as of yet, please let us know and we'll get it sorted out! I hope this has addressed your question.
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Lovely product. Educational and fun.
This subscription is a fun little one that is great for fans of history. I receive a letter each week, and my kids and I have enjoyed reading and discussing the correspondences. It is amazing to my kids how much time went into writing letters, and I am hoping to spark a love of writing and/or journaling kids do not have exposure to anymore in our technical age. The letters are great to pass along to others to share as well. A nice touch is the envelopes are hand addressed. The letters are computer printed, but I prefer that as I was worried about trying to read the handwriting of any photocopied letters (although a handwriting sample from the writers would be neat to see too!) All in all, this is a great subscription and you get a lot with a new letter each week versus once a month like most boxes. Highly recommend!
Thanks, Wendy! So glad you and your kids are enjoying Arts in Letters!
This is really cute! It’s an awesome way to learn bits of history in small doses. Especially neat being able to read in their own words! Really puts a different face on history. And who doesn’t love finding a letter in their mailbox? Would definitely recommend!
This is the perfect gift for my busy dad who always says he wants nothing. All the letters are interesting and printed in the original handwriting. The letters often include extra information about the topic. They are never too long so they're great for busy people and they come weekly which is so unique for a subscription. Overall, such a great service I can not recommend more highly!
If you love history or are just intellectually curious, you will love this subscription! I truly look forward to it each and every week (yes, you get something every week!). I chose the “grand slam” subscription that rotated through figures from art, literature, music, and science. I’ve learned a lot from the info provided with each letter, and the letters themselves are fascinating. Since you get 4 packets a month and not just one, it’s also a great value.
Ada Lovelace to Charles Babbage - Scientist installment in Grand SLAM rotation
Harriet Beecher Stowe to Frederick Douglass - Literati installment in Grand SLAM rotation
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published just a week before this letter was written by friend, literary critic and Parliamentarian Sir Francis Jeffrey. "Blessings on your kind heart, my dear Dickens! And may it always be as light and full as it is kind, and a fountain of kindness to all within reach of its beatings! We are all charmed with your Carol, chiefly, I think, for the genuine goodness which breathes all through it. . . . "