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Reconnect with family & friends old school. We're bringing back the letter-writing experience in a fun, monthly box.
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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.

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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!

Subscription Box Example

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

p.p.p.s You can follow me on Instagram and Pinterest, too!

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.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Handwritten Thank You Note

    I will happily thank you in a handwritten note - sent snail mail. How appropriate!

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    Writing Prompts, Fun Dates & Tips

    I will mail you a list of writing prompts, a year full of fun occasions (like National Donut Day), and tips for letter writing - all to help you write fun-to-read snail mail. You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    Includes:
    • Writing prompts, fun dates, tips
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    1 Dry Wit Goods Greeting Card

    Choose your favorite card on the DWG website and it will be on its way to you for you to send snail mail, or keep for yourself.

    www.drywitgoods.com

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Greeting Card
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
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    Dry Wit Goods "I'm Always Write" Pen

    A smooth, black ink writing pen from Dry Wit Goods declaring, "I'm always write." You'll also receive a handwritten thank you card from me.

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Ink Pen
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    4 Dry Wit Goods Greeting Cards

    Choose 4 of your favorite cards from the Dry Wit Goods website for you to mail or keep. You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    www.drywitgoods.com

    Includes:
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    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
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    Infinity Calendar, Prompts & Fun Dates

    Plan your year of snail mail with an infinity calendar that you can start in whichever month you choose. You'll also receive writing prompts, fun dates (like National Donut Day), and tips to write fun letters to send to family and friends.

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me!

    Here is a link to the calendar so you can check it out: https://www.drywitgoods.com/infinity-calendar/

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Infinity Calendar
    • Writing prompts, fun dates, tips
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    *KS Limited Edition* Snail Mail Box

    Get a Kickstarter special! You will receive a snail mail kit containing only my very favorite things - all in one pack! I will also include a list of a year's worth fun holidays (like National Donut Day), writing prompts, and letter-writing tips. All this in a branded kit delivered to your door.

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me!

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Greeting Cards
    • Nice Writing Paper
    • Stylish Envelopes
    • Postage stamps
    • Writing prompts, fun dates, tips
    • Variety of Creative Embellishments
    • Special Gift from Me!
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • $2 Donation to a literacy program
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    Curated Writing Tools Box

    You will receive a kit with things I like to help you get started writing your snail mail. The kit will include writing tools, an eraser (that erases pencil and ink!), a guide that will help you address your envelopes perfectly, a pencil sharpener, and a book on lettering.

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you card from me.

    Includes:
    • Fountain Pen
    • White Gel Pen
    • Black Gel Pen
    • Letter Opener
    • Correction Tape
    • Template for Envelope Addressing
    • Lettering Book
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
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    Curated Creative Tools Box

    This kit includes basic tools for making your letter-writing crafty! You will receive vintage-inspired sewing scissors, a glue stick (not your typical Elmer's), my FAVORITE stapler, and a small hole hole-punch.

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    Includes:
    • Vintage-Inspired Sewing Scissors
    • Wicked Good Glue Stick
    • Mini-Stapler (my FAVE one)
    • Small Hole-Hole Punch (one of my faves)
    • Metal Pencil Sharpener
    • Quality pencil
    • Bone scorer (not real bone because, ew)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    *KS Edition* Snail Mail Box & Calendar

    With this kit, you get the *Limited Edition* Kickstarter snail mail box with my fave things! It will include writing tools, postage stamps, pretty paper, stylish envelopes, embellishments to make your letters pretty, and writing prompts with special occasions (like National Donut Day), and letter-writing tips.

    You will also receive a Dry Wit Goods infinity calendar that you can start any month to plan your letters to the special people in your life. Here is a link to the calendar so you can check it out: https://www.drywitgoods.com/infinity-calendar/

    And you will also get a handwritten thank you letter from me.

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Infinity Calendar
    • Dry Wit Goods Greeting Cards
    • Nice Writing Paper
    • Stylish Envelopes
    • Postage stamps
    • Quality Writing Tools
    • Variety of Creative Embellishments
    • Writing prompts, fun dates, tips
    • Special Gift from Me!
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • $2 Donation to a literacy program
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Curated Letter-Writing Organization Box

    In this kit, you will receive tools to help you manage your paper, envelopes, and writing tools. You will receive a pencil bag, a beautiful letter/document box, and a writing folio with clipboard to help you write letters on a smooth surface and keep your accessories handy.

    TIP: Place lined paper under a sheet of unlined paper to keep your handwriting straight. The clipboard of the folio will help you hold these in place while you write away.

    You will also received a handwritten thank you note from me,

    Includes:
    • Large Letter/Document Box
    • Clipboard Folio
    • Pencil Bag
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Snail Mail Starter Box

    Receive everything in the Writing Tools Box, the Creative Tools Box, and the Organization Box. Examples include: writing tools, scissors, and letter/document box.

    Each of these items are faves of mine or items I find cool.

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    Includes:
    • Pen & Pencil Eraser (so cool)
    • Vintage-Inspired Sewing Scissors
    • Wicked Good Glue Stick
    • Large Letter/Document Box
    • Mini-Stapler (my FAVE one)
    • Template for Envelope Addressing
    • Neutral Washi Tape
    • Pencil Bag
    • Metal Pencil Sharpener
    • Quality Writing Tools
    • Clipboard Folio
    • Small Hole-Hole Punch (one of my faves)
    • Lettering Book
    • Letter Opener
    • Correction Tape
    • Quality pencil
    • Fountain Pen
    • White Gel Pen
    • Black Gel Pen
    • Bone scorer (not real bone because, ew)
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
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    Ships to Only United States
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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    *EXCLUSIVE* MONSTER SNAIL Mail Box

    This MONSTER SNAIL box is only available via this Kickstarter campaign and will not be sold in the Dry Wit Goods store. So grab it now for a great deal.

    You will receive a Dry Wit Goods infinity calendar, everything in the Starter Box and the Kickstarter *Limited Edition* snail mail box. Here is a link to the calendar so you can check it out: https://www.drywitgoods.com/infinity-calendar/

    You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    Includes:
    • Dry Wit Goods Infinity Calendar
    • Dry Wit Goods Greeting Cards
    • Nice Writing Paper
    • Stylish Envelopes
    • Postage stamps
    • Quality Writing Tools
    • Dry Wit Goods Ink Pen
    • Writing prompts, fun dates, tips
    • Variety of Creative Embellishments
    • Large Letter/Document Box
    • Vintage-Inspired Sewing Scissors
    • Pen & Pencil Eraser (so cool)
    • Mini-Stapler (my FAVE one)
    • Template for Envelope Addressing
    • Small Hole-Hole Punch (one of my faves)
    • Wicked Good Glue Stick
    • Pencil Bag
    • Metal Pencil Sharpener
    • Clipboard Folio
    • Lettering Book
    • Special Gift from Me!
    • Handwritten Thank You Note :)
    • Shipping Included (YAY!!)
    • $2 Donation to a literacy program
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    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
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Funding period

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