Arts in Letters

Hold history in your hands when you receive a weekly letter from Arts in Letters!

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Product Overview
  • Subscribe by Wednesday at midnight EST and your first weekly letter packet will be sent by Saturday. Letters are sent every Saturday after that for the length of your subscription. Want your subscription to start on a different week? Just let us know. We are happy to accommodate!
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Arts in Letters Weekly Historical Letter Packet
Learn more about the lives of history's great creators by reading their own words! Every week Arts in Letters sends you a new packet containing a real letter written by a historical figure from the fields of Science, Literature, Art, or Music along with biographical and historical info. Choose your plan and begin your journey through history!
  • This a WEEKLY subscription so you receive a new letter EVERY WEEK for the length of your subscription. Stuck at home or know someone who is? Arts in Letters is a weekly peek into history you can look forward to!
  • Letters are transcribed into English and printed in an appropriate font on vintage-looking paper for a more authentic feel.
  • We want you to be transported to the time and place in the letter so we research the people and events, find portaits, illustrations, and inspirational quotes and include those as part of your weekly packet.
  • Save 25% off first month of a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription by using coupon code FIRSTMONTH25 at checkout
  • Makes a unique and thoughtful gift for the history lover in your life!

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Q: What does your introductory box consist of?Asked by Anish R., November 2020

Arts in Letters answered...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...


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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

Arts in Letters answered...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.
Arts in Letters


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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

Arts in Letters answered...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.

Thanks again!
Deanna Kilbourne
Arts in Letters


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Q: There are 2 options in checkout, what are they?Asked by Travis M., August 2019

Arts in Letters answered...August 2019

Hello Travis!
So sorry for the confusion! I am very glad for your message letting me know there was a problem so it could be fixed. If you check now, there will be only one "Arts in Letters Weekly Letter Packet" listed. 
The "Subscribe Now" button will take you directly to the screen where you choose the length of your subscription. You'll want to choose your "Subject" category before you hit "Subscribe Now."
Thanks again!
Deanna KilbourneArts in Letters

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Sit down and read a story From the past

Aug 17, 2020
Dawn B.
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Lovely product. Educational and fun.

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Perfect for a busy history buff!

Jun 09, 2020
Cate D.
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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!

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A great gift

May 19, 2019
Wendy F.
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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!

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Thanks, Wendy! So glad you and your kids are enjoying Arts in Letters!

Really Clever Idea!

Feb 28, 2020
Juliana J.
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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!

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Makes this history buff smile every week

May 11, 2020
Kat H.
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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.

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