Have you been searching for just the right gift for the history buff in your life? Look no further... and watch your mailbox.
A group of historians had the bright idea of receiving letters in the mail ... but with a unique postmark. The lucky recipient receives letters from prominent people in history; hence its name, Historic Mail. The letters are penned by the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln (to name a few) and include everyday language and activities, as well as noting some well-known events that have shaped the world. For any history buff, it's an authentic, personal, and rich picture of history delivered right to their mailbox.
You can give these letters as a gift to someone in your life or give a gift of correspondence to yourself.
"The letters for each gift pack have been painstakingly chosen to provide as rich of a journey as possible. In addition, in order to offset our paper usage, a tree is planted for every order. We sincerely hope that those you gift the letters to (or yourself, if you are so inclined) will love the experience of receiving these weekly treasures in the mail," says historicmail.com.
Gift packs of 10, 25, or 52 letters are available, with prices starting at $59.99. Shipping is included in the price. As you make your gift selection, you can also view and print a sample letter. You can choose letter gift packs from American History, WWII, Love Letters from WWII, Letters from George Washington, Letters from Winston Churchill, or Letters from World Leaders to Their Loves.
"Journey through the annals of time with curated letters from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and more, delivered by mail every week," writes historicmail.com.
Have you given or received historic mail as a gift? Share your experience in the comments below.