Give the Gift of History

Journey through the annals of time with curated letters from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and more, delivered by mail every week.

The Gift of Letters from History

Frequently Asked Questions

I plan on purchasing this on behalf of someone else - how will the deliveries work?
You can purchase our subscriptions on behalf of yourself or someone else; just enter the correct shipping address at checkout! We think this makes a lovely gift - in fact, many receivers of historic letters find that they start to inherently look forward to their mail arriving every week.

Do you have something I can send the person I am gifting the letters to?
Yes, we send you a personalized digital certificate within 24 hours of your order that you can download and email or print off

What kind of letters are these?
The letters we mail out are reproductions of real letters or messages that were written by historical figures. We always include a few paragraphs of contextual information to shed some light on the fascinating historical context behind the correspondence as well.

What do the letters look like?
You can check out our sample letter here.

I love this idea but need a physical gift for my gift exchange.
The Gift Packs are for physical letters, but we appreciate that you might want to be able to give something during a gift exchange. That's why every order comes with a printable certificate that is emailed to you within 24 hours of your order, that you can gift first.

What is the difference between the 10 weeks, 25 weeks and 52 week packs?
Where possible we try to create a full experience that will take the reader on a full and rewarding journey from the founding of the United States of America with letters from George Washington all the way to letters from Henry Ford, the founder of the automobile industry in the United States and beyond. However, the 52 week packs will naturally deliver a richer and deeper experience as there are more letters.

Are the Gift Packs charged on a one-time payment basis?
For flexibility we offer both a one-time payment option and a subscription option on our Gift Packs! If you would like more information, please contact us at members@historicmail.com.

I received the 10 week pack as a gift and absolutely loved it - can I get the 25 week and 52 week one now?
Yes you can; we try our hardest to avoid letter overlaps between the 10 week, 25 week and 52 week gift packs so any one can begin the journey anew.

I’ve moved! Can I update my mailing address?
Please contact us at members@historicmail.com and we will be happy to help you out.

I have more questions...
You can send us a message at members@historicmail.com, or visit our longer FAQs page here.