Arts in Letters

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

Use code FIRSTMONTH25 at checkout to save 25% off first month of a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription
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Product Overview
  • - Subscribe by midnight Wednesday EST and your first weekly letter packet will be sent Saturday. - Want your subscription to start later? Just let us know. We are happy to accommodate! - International orders may take from 7-21 days to arrive.
  • 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!

Questions

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Q: I was going to sign up for the 12 month subscription but it states that it is "12 deliveries". That would equate to one letter a month not one letter a week. So, which is it?Asked by Lisa F., April 2021

Arts in Letters answered...April 2021

Hi Lisa, thanks for your question!
Arts in Letters is delivered weekly, so you would get 52 letters with a one year subscription. Most subscriptions listed on Cratejoy ship monthly, so that's how the platform's notification system is currently set up. We're one of the exceptions!
Hope this clears up any confusion. Please message again if you have more questions, we're glad to answer!


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Q: I forgot to use the discount code at checkout and just bought the grand slam for 6 month, is it possible for you to add the promo for FIRSTMONTH25 to my transaction? Order #3487835502Asked by Lindsey C., January 2021

Arts in Letters answered...January 2021

Hello, thank you so much for your order and your message! I apologize for the delay getting back to you. I've been dealing with family emergencies (no worries, much better now!) and have fallen behind on correspondence.
The coupon can't be applied after the transaction has finished, but no problem, I will refund you the amount of the discount, rounded up to $4. It may take a couple of days to show in your bank account, but I'll process it immediately after posting this response. You should also receive a notification from Cratejoy that this has been done.
Thanks again!
Deanna Kilbourne, Arts in Letters

Arts in Letters answered...January 2021

Hello, thank you so much for your order and your message! I apologize for the delay getting back to you. I've been dealing with family emergencies (no worries, much better now!) and have fallen behind on correspondence.
The coupon can't be applied after the transaction has finished, but no problem, I will refund you the amount of the discount, rounded up to $4. It may take a couple of days to show in your bank account, but I'll process it immediately after posting this response. You should also receive a notification from Cratejoy that this has been done.
Thanks again!
Deanna Kilbourne, Arts in Letters


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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

Arts in Letters answered...December 2020

Hello!
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.


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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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8 reviews

Not what I expected, but a lot of info

Apr 02, 2021
Mickey C.
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Not sure what I expected, I was excited about getting snail mail in the mail. I was hoping it would be like a friend once sent me stories that were written. The one I show above I enjoyed more than others. Some were like being in school and trying to read and understand. To much information on where you can find out more about this or that person. I think that should be included, maybe, but as the last page not right in the middle so that you are not sure where to start reading again. Great idea. Note sure if it was worth the price. but that is just me.

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Arts in Letters said...2 days ago

Thanks for your review and for your feedback, Mickey! Your pictures are great, too!
Balancing the portrayal of history with personality is a challenge and something I can always improve on. I have the fight the tendency to be a little too wonky, even for me!
Thanks again!

Einstein and Schrodinger are perfect!

Mar 23, 2021
Robin W.
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Subscribed for 17 days
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Letter #2 - Edith Wharton to Mary Cadwalader Jones. Knowing nothing about Edith Wharton beforehand, I found this letter to be interesting and informative.
Letter #1 - I've received my first shipment today (12 months, mixed) of a letter from A. Einstein to E. Schrodinger and then a 2nd letter back to Einstein from Schrodinger. The writing is impeccable. I bought this subscription to use letters in my junk journals because I wasnt able to recreate them myself. NOW Im wondering how I ever thought I could. I CANT and most other people couldn't either. I wavered over this subscription for a couple months and wishing I had signed up earlier. I'm hoping to get a Mary Shelley letter at some point or maybe James Whale to one of his 'monsters'. Thanks AiL for a fabulous first.

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Arts in Letters said...2 days ago

Thank you so much, Robin! Glad you are enjoying reading the letters and backgrounds of different historical figures.
Also thanks for the suggestions! I've been looking for Mary Shelley letters to feature and hope that as I dig deeper I'll find something really good to feature. I'll have to look into James Whale, too. I'm always in need of new directions to explore!

History for Happiness

3 days ago
Cody W.
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I decided to purchase this box while recovering from surgery and I love it!!! Every week I look forward to see which historical figure is chosen and very well researched each week. Would recommend for anyone looking to brush up on or learn about historical figures i previously was ignorant too. Love this crate!!!!

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Arts in Letters said...2 days ago

Thanks Cody! Glad you are enjoying Arts in Letters during your recovery and hope you continue to journey through history with us!

A great gift

May 19, 2019
Wendy F.
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33 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 16 days
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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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Arts in Letters said...May 29, 2019

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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90 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 10 days
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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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Sit down and read a story From the past

Aug 17, 2020
Dawn B.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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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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Makes this history buff smile every week

May 11, 2020
Kat H.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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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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