Curated with care from the best archives in the world
Each document accompanied by context pages telling relevant details surrounding the historic event
High-quality graphically designed replicas with high-quality envelopes and paper
Themes (every 4 letters) delve deep into topics such as: Historic inventions, American Wars, and Foreign Diplomacy
Perfect as a keepsake, learning materials, or collectible items
History's First Christmas Card (Set of 5)
Did you know that the first commercial Christmas card was produced in London in 1843? This set of 5 beautifully created replicas comes with a set of envelopes. Write your Christmas cards this year on replicas of the original card while teaching your recipient something about history. The back of each card has a brief description of the card. This set also comes with a context document detailing the history of Christmas cards, and 5 envelopes to mail the cards.
How did Albert Einstein communicate with President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb? How did the Queen of Hawaii protest America's annexation of the Islands?
Instead of learning about history from a book, we invite you to learn directly from history through replicas of the historic letters themselves. Read for yourself, in the original words and handwriting, what the people who shaped our history had to say about the events and topics of their times.
Our team of history buffs curates fascinating historic documents and letters from the best archives in the world and delivers our most interesting gems directly to your doorstep. Each document comes alive with an additional historical context document. Every four months, we will explore a different theme from various angles using the letters and documents as our guides.
Historic Cartoons Box (Set of 50 Cards)
When was the first use of Uncle Sam in a cartoon? Which president had a stuffed animal created in his name after a cartoon of him was published? Find out by learning from our collection of cards covering over 200 years of American history.
World War II Cartoons & Posters (25 Card Set)
This set contains 25 cards containing faithfully recreated WWII cartoons and posters with detailed explanations. Our team of historians have carefully selected cartoons and posters covering a wide range of topics related to wartime life, from conservation efforts at home to advice for military personnel abroad.
I love this! I learned a lot and highly recommend this product to anyone interested in history. -Jaysen (Illinois)
I wish that I had learned history from History By Mail when I was school, so that I could get the facts straight from the source and get a peak behind the history curtain to see famous people come alive through their letters and writings. -Sheryl (Michigan)
History by Mail is a unique way for your kids to learn about history. There is just something special about holding a piece of history in your hands and seeing the documentations yourself that makes history come alive. -The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
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Bought this as a Father’s Day present and my dad LOVED it!! Such a unique way to learn history and I’m so happy to support such a creative business.
This gift made me realize how much I enjoy studying history...such unusual topics.
My dad loved this subscription. He is a military history buff, but loves history in general, and is hard to buy for. He loved getting the document in the mail every month and save every single one of them. Highly recommend!
I received this as a gift and I absolutely love it! I'm a history buff, so receiving the letters and documents is something I really enjoyed. It was fun to learn new things and the documents are worthy of framing and hanging in your home. Will definitely kerp this subscription.
As a history buff - I enjoy reading some of the lesser known documents that have surfaced over the years. Great job!
Very nice mailers with interesting topics. I enjoy it very much.
I love the option to send this subscription as a gift! <3
Sent a subscription to my father for his birthday. He is a history buff and is loving the letters so far.
We love a gift that's coming every month!
I came across these subscription letters while looking for a gift for my wife. Now all of us in the family are looking forward to when the next letter will arrive.
Each month we visit Grandpa and he always shares the letter I got for him. He enjoys reading them and often shares his own related memories.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is History By Mail?
History By Mail is a monthly subscription service for reproductions of historical letters and documents. Each letter 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.
History By Mail makes an excellent gift for history buffs of all shapes and sizes.
How often will I receive my subscription?
Letters come once every month and are charged either monthly, every 6 months, or annually (depending on your subscription plan).
How do I purchase a History By Mail subscription as a gift?
After selecting a subscription plan from the www.historybymail.com home page, simply fill in the gift recipient's information under the shipping address section and put the gift giver's information in the billing section. Our fulfillment team will then know this is a gift subscription if the shipping information does not match the billing information.
The subscription recipient will receive a welcome letter with his or her first replica, explaining the History By Mail subscription and mentioning he or she has received a gift from the name on the billing address.
How are letters selected?
Our team of curators search historic archives worldwide for interesting letters that touch on relevant historic themes, or that are written by or to historic figures. Our team verifies the authenticity of the documents and then produces a replica of the original document to deliver to you.
Can I update my mailing address?
Of course! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.
How can I reach you?
You can send us an email at email@example.com
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Recipes from Historic Figures Subscription
Some of the most well-known figures in history had favorite dishes that they cherished enough to put in writing. This fascinating subscription series delivers detailed replicas of real handwritten recipes from renowned names like George Washington, Emily Dickinson, and Rosa Parks. An exciting gift for foodies and history buffs alike, each monthly delivery is a keepsake-worthy peek into our delicious past.