My Happy Mail Project

Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy receiving snail mail? Be it a package from Amazon, your favorite subscription box, or an Etsy order, getting mail is fun. Period. So I wanted to start a project, which is simply titled Happy Mail.

What is it? Quite simple. At least once a month, I will randomly send out art to someone in my address book. It could be fanart, a portrait, or just something I think you’ll like. Sound cool? Then add your name + mailing address to my Postable address book and one day, you may just have a surprise from me in your mailbox! International addresses are fully welcome to join in as well!

I was (and kind of still am as I write this) really nervous about sharing this post and this project. It’s an idea I’ve had for more than a year now. But I was always afraid to publicly put out a call for mailing addresses. It’s personal information, and I didn’t want people to see me as the weirdo asking for personal information. (Which is extra stupid, as I do the same thing for my annual holiday card exchange. But this is different! Yeah, thanks brain.)  BUT, as I mentioned in this post, I’m embracing YOU DO YOU, and this is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile.

I don’t care if it sounds cheesy as fuck, I LIKE making people happy with my art. I like making people happy with mail. So, I’m going to try to do so! And if people are uncomfortable with giving out their info, well, then they won’t sign up. DUH. When you write it out, it does tend to make my fears about this project seem a little silly.

So, if you like the idea of getting a surprise one month, go ahead and join in my Happy Mail project by adding in your mailing address here. I’m already working on my first surprise to send out for someone, and I’ll be sharing about it after they receive it!

Fun fact: Apparently A Beautiful Mess has a project called Happy Mail as well. I didn’t know that at the time I decided to call my project that; I’ve just always referred to receiving a fun thing in the mail as ‘Happy Mail’. My project isn’t affiliated with theirs in any way…I JUST WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY WITH MAIL + ART DAMMIT.

  • I looooove this. <3

    But how do I add my name to the list? x3

    I'm sorry if I some how missed this.

    • Kay

      No worries!! In the post, there are two links (one that says ‘Postable address book’ and one in the ‘click here’ sentence at the end of the post. That link will take you to a form to add your info to my address book. 🙂 Yay, I’m glad you’re adding yours!

      • Oh, the hyperlink color blended in. >.< sorry. ):
        I added myself!

  • This is such a lovely idea! I’ll definitely be adding my name to the list ❤

    • Kay

      Awesome, yay!

  • Danielle Knapp

    I love this so much <3

    • Kay

      Yay! Thanks! <3

  • This is such a cute idea!

    • Kay

      Thanks! <3

  • Mariah Kaercher

    I love it! Is this something we would pay for or just for free?

    • Kay

      Free free free! That way I can just drop a surprise in the mail without having to ruin it by directly asking for info. 😀

  • Um, AWESOME IDEA! Definitely signing up for this ❤️❤️❤️ And no worries girly, we know you’re not some creep trying to steal our personal info for bad stuff:P

    • Kay

      Yay, I’m so glad! Both that you’re joining and that I’m not a creeper ahaha.

  • This is the BEST IDEA EVER!! I love it! It’s so fun for pretty much everyone involved, so I’m glad you’re doing it! I can’t wait to see what you send out!

    • Kay

      Yay, thanks Sara!!

  • MagicCatJenny

    I love this idea so much!!

    • Kay

      Yay, I’m glad!

  • This is an adorable and generous idea, and as an artist I think it’s a great way to help grow your art.

  • This is an adorable and generous idea, and as an artist I think it’s a great way to help grow your art. Will you keep track of what you do and send out in your blog or are you going to keep it personal?

  • Love this. I adore sending out geeky themed mail!

    • Kay

      Same here! Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Mia Moore

    This is the SWEETEST THING!! 😀

    • Kay

      Thanks! Snail mail surprises are the best!

  • Hahah the part at the bottom made me laugh, because when I read the post title I was like “Oh she signed up for Happy Mail! That seems like something she’d like.” I don’t think they’ll mind though 😉 I love this idea! Have fun!

    • Kay

      Thanks! And yes, their project is pretty cool; definitely something I’d like! 😀

  • Emma

    This is a great idea – you are so lovely Kay. Mail is definitely the best medicine for everything!

    • Kay

      Eee thanks! Mail definitely makes everything better, I agree.

  • I love this! <3 You're a sweetpie <3 Never ever change!

    • Kay

      Thanks Pepi! <3

  • This is such a cute idea! You’re going to give so much joy to so many people. I’d love to take part in this but I’m moving soon. I’d hate for your artwork to end up somewhere else. 😛

    • Kay

      Thanks Katy! And the link will always be open, so be sure you add your address once you move if you like! 🙂

  • This is a good idea,I don’t think people will think you’re a weirdo for doing it. In fact, it will no doubt cheer people up! And considering you’re sending beautiful art and not creepy ransom notes, it will be welcome and appreciated. I should try to do something similar to try get more followers/views/compliments, but I’ll figure that out later.

    • Kay

      Thank you! It’s nice only doing one a month since then it’s not a drain on time or money (at least not much). Let me know if you start up a project, I’d love to check it out!

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