I used to write letters
Constellation Ink is based on one, proven fact. Getting mail makes people happy. As a youngster I used to write letters to camp friends, pen pals, and family and was always pleased to get mail in return. When you have the pieces you need— cards, envelopes, and postage—it's easy. When sending stationery is easy we are more inclined to write more letters and mail more cards.
There were a few years where I was really pinching pennies, and for Christmas, I gifted my Grandmother and younger cousin a bundle of envelopes. I told them that for each letter they mailed me, I would send one back. Let me be the first to tell you that there is nothing better than having a long, difficult day and coming home to find a note in your mailbox from someone you care about.
In a way, I've been working on Constellation Ink for a lifetime. Whether it was meeting strangers in bars and offering to send them one-of-a-kind postcards if they gave me their address (I really did this) or hocking hand-made holiday greeting cards to friends and family I've always known that helping people connect via mail was something dear to me.
My grandmother recently passed. As my mother went through the things she left behind she found every note, card, and postcard I had ever sent to her. I too have held on to many pieces of mail from my grandmother and other people I care about.
I recently indulged in a makeup sample subscription box for myself, and every month I find myself getting more and more excited to see what's inside. I've also upped my postcard game with friends and family near and far. The idea to combine stationery with a monthly subscription hit me like a ton of bricks. Truth be told, I'm surprised it took this long, but once the idea got planted I knew I had to give it a try.
I want to help you connect to the people you care about. I want you to do something nice for yourself. I want you to look forward to receiving a monthly box and I want your friends and family to look forward to hearing from you. I hope you find each Constellation Ink subscription box delightful, expertly curated, and filled with the essentials to keep in touch, one card at a time.
"It seems strange
How we used to wait for letters to arrive
But what's stranger still
Is how something so small can keep you alive"
-The Arcade Fire, "We Used to Wait"