Experience History's Rich Tapestry with History By Mail
History By Mail is a captivating monthly subscription service that delivers meticulously recreated historical letters and documents right to your doorstep. Each replica is accompanied by an in-depth contextual explanation, offering you a fascinating window into the past.
At History By Mail, we invite you to embark on a journey through time with our meticulously curated subscriptions. Choose the plan that suits your historical exploration:
Learn from a Fresh Angle
We delve into captivating narratives behind our historical replicas, offering a perspective on the past.
Hold History in Your Hands
History By Mail makes history tangible, relatable, and exciting.
Make Mail Interesting!
With all the junk mail, it is a breath of fresh air to receive a letter you truly look forward to
What topics do the letters cover?
Our primary focus is on United States history, but we have included some documents from outside the US which are relevant to our themes.
Recent themes have included:
Transfer of Power: Explores the history of the transfer of power of presidents and other political leaders.
Inventions: See Einstein's improvements for wartime torpedoes and the attorney general’s consideration of patent applications from slaves.
Foreign Diplomatic Relations: How have foreign leaders, such as the King of Thailand, related to US presidents over time?
My husband loves these. It teaches about history in a very personal and interesting way
My Dad loves learning about American history, and he has really enjoyed getting a letter each month giving him a unique glimpse into various aspects of the country's past. The 6-month subscription is perfect, because I gift it to him for Father's Day, and then 6 months later for Christmas! I've been gifting it for about 4 years now, and he still hasn't had any repeated letters. It has been perfect!
My grandmother hates physical gifts but being able to just keep these in a binder for her to show friends and family has been great. Her bday and Christmas are 6 months apart so I am set on gifts for her
What do you get for the history-loving dad who has everything? History by Mail! Not only does my father love receiving his History by Mail, but I love the phone calls after he receives a new one. Each mailing has been the catalyst for wonderful conversations. We have renewed his subscription for three years now and do not plan to ever stop!
Love this service so much. Kids got it for Mr for Father’s Day last year and I told them to repeat for this year.
I purchased History by Mail for my Mom that loves history and reading about it.
I use some of these documents in my Government and History classes to have student analyze primary source documents and to give them a bit of perspective on a different time.
I received a subscription for Christmas a few years ago. I continued to renew it. I look forward to my letters every month.
Got this for my husband for his birthday. Very hard person to shop for. Best gift ever! Both of us look forward to receiving it every month. Just renewed for another year.
Loved my first letter and learned a lot from it
I am a history buff, so I enjoy every issue of History By Mail, but I also then send it along to a family member who may have a specific interest in the particular document, especially to adult grandchildren. The historical and anecdotal material are an interesting way to share and lets receiving parties know you're thinking of them. Thank you, History By Mail.
I got my subscription as a birthday present, and I’m very impressed so far!
It was a perfect birthday gift for a retired U.S History Teacher!
The site was easy to use and the service is awesome. My son got me a subscription for my Birthday. I really enjoy getting the glimpse back into the past through the personal notes, letters and memorabilia that comes every month. So much so, I renewed on my own. Great Job everyone
The recipient of this gift absolutely loves it! The quality is exceptional.
History By Mail
What is History By Mail?
History By Mail is a monthly subscription service for reproductions of historical letters and documents. Each replica comes with a separate document explaining the context of the letter including its author, recipient, and relevance to the events of its time, as well as a transcription when necessary.
How often will I receive my subscription?
Letters come once every month and are charged either every 6 months, or annually (depending on your subscription plan).
How do I purchase a History By Mail subscription as a gift?
Simply click the "Send as a gift" button on the selected subscription page and fill in the recipient's details. An email will be sent to the recipient on the date set on the "When should we tell the recipient about their gift?" field. You can choose the number of renewals you would like to gift the recipient by choosing from the "Gift Amount" options. Multiple renewals will be billed up front in a single charge. You can also add a message in the "Gift Message" section for a personalized touch.
The subscription recipient will receive a welcome letter with his or her first replica, explaining the History By Mail subscription.
How do I start my subscription at a later date?
If you want to purchase a subscription now, and would like the subscription to start at a later date, simply chat or email us email@example.com after placing an order to let us know your desired ship date.
When you purchase a subscription as a gift, you have the freedom to choose when to notify the lucky recipient about their special present on the "When should we tell the recipient about their gift?" field on the gift page of the chosen subscription.