a little help for my friends


Friends, I know we are all feeling a little dizzy from this roller coaster of a year. It’s comforting that we’re coming together as communities to help each other, creating handmade signs to offer hope to one another, children are decorating our sidewalks with encouragement, being conscientious and social distancing not just for ourselves but for the more vulnerable. This is what's happening and it's inspiring to see fellow humans come to the aid of others. I'm humbled daily by the stories of our Healthcare workers, first-responders, Police, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, postal carriers, sanitation workers, people on the front lines still working for the betterment of our society and just generally kind people doing small but impactful things for the comfort of others.

During this time, many of us may struggle with a sense of purpose or if what we're doing matters. I believe it does matter. Whatever you're doing right now matters. Things that seemed trivial a couple months ago are important. Saying hi to neighbors, calling mom, sending a note to co-worker or friend, these connections are important. We want to help you stay connected to friends and family while social distancing.

For the month of April, or as long as Chicago's Shelter in Place, we'd like to help you, if we can.

• Use code TOGETHER for domestic free shipping on our website
• We're also offering no contact pick up if you need a card in a hurry
If you need us to mail a card direct, we will!
  forgot a birthday? no worries! purchase a card, add your sentiment and the
  mailing address in the "notes," section at check-out & we'll write and mail for you
• missing our brick & mortar shop?
  follow us on Instagram, shop our Virtual Shop in highlights

I miss all our amazing customers and hope to see you all soon! For now, stay safe. Stay home. Stay healthy. Together we'll get through this.

Our First Letter Writing Meet Up!

We love long distance warm fuzzies! Since 2004 it’s been our mission to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. We believe in the magic of snail mail and that a long distance warm fuzzy can change someone’s day or maybe even their life.

Join us Thursday, July 25 for our first letter writing meet up. Mail a card, write a note, type a letter, send a postcard, whatever you choose, come sit with neighbors, write and share warm fuzzies. After all, what you give, you get. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019
5 pm to 7 pm-ish

a. favorite design
4432 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

We’ll have postage stamps, pens and typewriters on hand for you to use. Purchase cards, stationery, vintage postcards or letterhead.

Stay for a minute or two hours. We want to share our space & the magic of snail mail with YOU.

My New Co-Creators! (Kickstarter Shout Outs)

We successfully funded our Kickstarter Campaign. HOORAY! In case you missed it, we’re moving our letterpress shop to create a space we can offer community letterpress workshops, letter writing meet ups and greeting cards for every occasion.

We had 212 backers to help bring make this dream a reality. How amazing to collaborate with so many people who believe in the magic of snail mail! I’m filled with appreciation and motivation. Thank you all. Together we’re making Chicago a little more kind and a little more creative.

Here is the list of those magical collaborators:

If you missed our Kickstarter but still want to contribute and be rewarded with letterpress goodies, send us an email. We'll send you a paypal invoice and send your reward in October.

Great Start!

Our Kickstarter campaign launched and we're already going strong, hooray!

We are moving to a new space in September, one that will allow us to host letterpress workshops for our community, thank you note writing meet ups and also give us space to sell our cards. We are so excited for this new endeavor!

Will you help us out? For under $20, you can help make our dreams a reality.

If you pledge $5, we will give you a warm fuzzy, or a shout out on the interwebs to say, "thanks!"

If you pledge $10, your reward is air mail, A.K.A. a paper airplane with your name displayed in our new studio. You will also get a shout out on our website.

If you pledge $12, you will get a long distance warm fuzzy, which is a handwritten thank you note on a special letterpress printed "make dreams reality" note card. You will also get a shout out on our website and a paper airplane with your name displayed in our new studio.

If you pledge $17, your reward is a special "make dreams reality" good luck metal typer coin, in addition to the rewards above.

Check out our campaign for more details! We have 24 rewards for investments between $5-$2,533.

Thank you for supporting our small business!