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The Smiling Mailbox offers cute note cards and stationery featuring original hand drawn illustrations.
The Smiling Mailbox offers cute note cards and stationery featuring original hand drawn illustrations.
12 backers pledged $265 to help bring this project to life.

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Who doesn't love getting a personal surprise in the mail? Aside from bills and junk mail, it seems like the art of snail mail is dying. Email is great, but it just can't replace the feeling of getting a hand-written letter or note card in the mail. That's where The Smiling Mailbox comes in. 

What is The Smiling Mailbox?

The Smiling Mailbox is my line of note cards and stationery featuring my original, whimsical illustrations. My drawings are largely inspired Japanese illustrations, but I draw inspiration from all things cute. I've always loved sending cards and letters, but I have trouble finding ones with cute designs. I decided to start designing my own, and The Smiling Mailbox was born :)

The Girl Behind the Designs

I'm Samantha, and I've been embarking on creative projects for as long as I can remember. I've also always been a huge fan of snail mail. With pen pals spread throughout the world, I'm always looking for cute new cards and stationery to send. I hope that my cute design will inspire others to send the occasional card or note to friends and loved ones just to say "hello". Although staying in touch is instantaneous thanks to text messages and emails, there is just something magical about finding a special surprise in the mail. 

How You Can Help

This is where Kickstarter comes in. I've been able to create prototypes of note cards for my own personal use and for a small number of sales, but I need help taking it to the next level. 

I'm looking to raise at least $250. This will cover the costs of having my first run of cards (including several new designs that haven't been printed as prototypes) professionally printed. It will also enable me to purchase packaging and shipping supplies. If I am able to raise MORE than the minimum amount of $250, I will also be able to have my first run of memo pads printed. Any extra will be used for the purchase of supplies, custom printed stationery, etc. The more I am able to raise, the more designs I will be able to release at my initial launch. 

To thank you for your contributions, I'm offering lots of great rewards ranging from sets of my note cards to custom, signed illustrations and cards drawn just for you! If you have any suggestions of rewards that you would like to see, please feel free to let me know! I sincerely appreciate your help!

To keep up with all the updates as I prepare to launch, please visit me on Facebook!

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    A hand-written thank you note, a set of 4 note cards with envelopes, and a set of 4 limited edition note cards with envelopes.

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    A hand-written thank you note, a complete set of ALL note cards available at launch with envelopes, a memo pad, and an original signed illustration and 4 note cards with envelopes featuring a design of your choosing.

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