Snail Mail My Email – Free Handwritten Letters in a Digital World

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Snail Mail My Email - Handwritten Letters in a Digital World

This limited-time offer is available for only a couple more days. So if you have something you want to send by snail mail, a secret lover, a friend, family member or want to lash out at EB for treating TC so badly (you can send your snail mail to P.O. Box 73, Middleville, Michigan 49333-0073 and address it to Eightball AKA Darcy 🙂 ) I’m sure you’re imput will improve my treatment at the hands of this ruthless boss of mine 🙂

Seriously, if you like to send an email by snail mail — letters that look handwritten, because they are, on cutesy stationery, then hurry up — time is very limited.

This is completely free between now through November 17, 2013.

Here’s the scoop:

For one week only (Nov. 11-17, 2013), we invite you to type a message to anyone— family, friend, secret crush, or congressional representative— and send it to us. We’ll then handwrite your message and post it via regular mail to the recipient of your choosing, for free!

About Snail Mail My Email:

The Snail Mail My Email project was created in 2011 by artist Ivan Cash, during which 234 volunteers collectively sent 10,457 letters to 70 countries over a month-long span, the content of which inspired ‘Snail Mail My Email’ – the book.

The project has since transitioned to a week-long annual event held every Fall. The next installment is scheduled to run from November 11th – 17th, 2013.

The Snail Mail My Email project aims to reignite the lost art of letter writing, reminding us of the power of personal connection in a digital world.

If you want to send a handwritten letter simply by sending an email for free, then visit http://snailmailmyemail.org/ before November 18, 2013.

Here’s a sample for you:

Snail Mail My Email - Handwritten Letters in a Digital World

Snail Mail My Email – Handwritten Letters in a Digital World

6 thoughts on “Snail Mail My Email – Free Handwritten Letters in a Digital World

  1. Gay

    This is SO cool! I’m sure we all know an elderly person, someone in a hospital or in the military, or otherwise not able to get out and see the people they might ordinarily. This week-long project is a ‘perfect’ time for any of us to send those loved ones, friends, or acquaintances, a handwritten note. I will certainly do this, and thanks for letting me know about it!

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  2. Melanie Wood

    Funny – I just posted a 5 pager to friends (my first boyfriend and his wife! ) who live in Holland! Haven’t done it in years! I wrote many letters to friends while living in The Sudan. We had no phone for the first few years, computers were just on their way but we had dicey power issues. My friends kept and returned them to me thinking I might like to put them in my memoirs, which I’m working on after 20+ years!

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  3. BarbaraLyn

    How about doing it yourself with a “writing” font such as Edwardian Script, Brush Script Std, Freestyle Script, French Script MT just to mention the scripts available in the first six letters of the alphabet?

    TYPE it out, change the font (or visa versa) and print it out on your printer and mail it yourself.

    OK, it costs you a stamp, an envelope, the time to address the envelope and the effort to put it in a mailbox for postal pickup.

    Also you can do this ANY day and not be limited to the week long project.

    Call me silly but if you care enough to want to actually write a letter – then do it and don’t depend on someone else to do your work.

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    1. infoave Post author

      I am not sure I understand your comment. This site offers to do the work for you, and it’s not about fonts it’s about the clever artistic stationery. So I’m lost as to why anyone would think this is about fonts.

      And… here’s some information about sending emails in special fonts

      Are you aware that while your cool fonts may look to you, when your recipient gets them in an email, all they see is their default font (Arial, Verdana, etc.) and not your cool font. For anyone to see your special fonts, they also have to have that font installed, or Windows defaults to whatever default font (usually Arial) is set.

      TC
      11/15/2013

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  4. Joyce Clark

    You had a link quite awhile back to download white pages. Would you send that link to me as I lost mine. Thanks

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