Hi! I'm Jen, with Dry Wit Goods, and I make stationery - specifically greeting cards, calendars, prints, decals, and other novelties. They are sassy, pretty, and smart-assy, and make people happy. I take familiar life moments and turn them into punchlines that are relatable, yet surprising. I sell retail and wholesale from my home office and do it all myself! I'm a one-woman, card-making, machine.
In addition to my cards, calendars, and prints, I am adding a monthly subscription box for snail mail lovers.
Snail Mail faces challenges in texting, Facebook, and email, being used to catch people up on life happenings. But there's nothing like going to the mailbox, pulling out a pretty envelope, and tearing it open to find a gem of a letter from someone you adore! A letter, written well, is something that someone will hang onto and read a year later. It's also a form of communication you don't need electronics for -- and we all need a break from those at times.
This monthly subscription box will include prompts and list fun holidays (like National Donut Day) to get your brain pliable enough to start with that first word and then flow from there. The box is also creative and includes embellishments (like glitter and glue, ribbons and embroidery thread, paint and wood cutouts, and so on) which can be added to prettify the letters and envelopes for a special delivery. There will also be quality pens and pencils you can't find just anywhere, that are cool or fancy-schmancy. All will be curated by moi based on themes and styles each month.
Each monthly box will include:
- 6 Envelopes
- 6 stamps (can't use "no stamps" as an excuse!)
- 4 sheets of nice paper
- 2 Dry Wit Goods greeting cards
- A variety of fun embellishments (like ribbons and stickers - I'll even include glue!)
- 1-3 Quality writing tool(s)
- 1 Calendar page for the month with crazy and interesting holidays (like National Donut Day)
- Writing prompts to help you start each note
- Tips on letter-writing and crafting a pretty note and envelope
- A card to keep track of each month's recipients
- $2 toward a literacy non-profit
- Something special from me!
*The Kickstarter Exclusive* Box will include even more items and for a lower price than the regular box price!
The boxes are especially for the people who don't make time to write, don't know where to start, and maybe feel a little intimidated by crafts. They are simple kits with inspiration built in.
No two months will be alike so there is always surprisingly fun to open. And with branded packaging, you'll know your special treasure has arrived.
I will also donate $2 to a literacy non-profit for each snail mail subscription box, and the boxes themselves are made of recycled material.
The pledge amount I set will be used to cover the initial costs and things like: branded shipping boxes (these will be so cool!!), storage boxes for me to keep it all organized (yikes!), and some tools I will use to make a lot of the goodies that will go in the boxes. If I beat my goal and receive tons of pledges, I'll also allot funds for fulfillment help! I'll probably recruit my family, but it's only fair that they get some spending cash, right?
I also want to advertise my subscription kits and these pledges will go towards a very small marketing budget. I plan on running ads on FB, Instagram, and Pinterest. Any click helps lead toward a conversion.
**Overall, I want this subscription box to help people learn how to sit down, pick up a pen or pencil, and let the words ease onto the paper, telling stories about their lives in ways they didn't think they could.**
p.s. I am so sorry, but this campaign and the subscription box are only open to US residents at this time due to shipping costs. Shipping is included in the boxes, and at this time, I don't have a way to charge extra each month for international shipping. It's on my list of "wanna haves", so please stay tuned.
p.p.s. You can check out my online store, DryWitGoods
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge will always be finding new and interesting items to stock the boxes. My research shows that people end subscriptions more because of repetition than price.
I also want to make sure that the boxes have the value people expect, no matter what each item costs. I'd rather include 2 quality items than 10 crappy ones.
Fulfillment will only become and issue if this takes off and scales bigger and faster than my small home office will allow. But that's a problem I'd welcome. That would mean I was putting out a product people like.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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