Snail Mail E-Course

Make Meaningful Mail Art and Connections

Do you want to make meaningful mail art and connections with like-minded people?

My Snail Mail E-Course is an in-depth guide to making mail art, finding penpals, building community, and getting a fuller mailbox.

This e-course will provide you with video lessons, video and printable tutorials, worksheets, printables, prompts, resources, and interviews with famous mail artists.

The curriculum will cover:

  • The history of snail mail and mail art
  • Fluxus
  • Why we should keep/start sending snail mail
  • Different kinds of mail (classic and unusual)
  • Postage
  • Supplies
  • Letter etiquette
  • Navigating the postal system (tips and tricks)
  • International mail/customs
  • Organizing your mail
  • Mail events and community
    • Letter Writing Socials
    • Mail Swaps
    • Mail Art Calls
    • Snail Mail Game Show
    • Post Secret
  • Tutorials
    • Envelopes
    • Artistamps
    • Zines
    • Stickers
    • ATC's

Your Instructor


Hi! My name is Mary Uncustomary England.

I’m a published author, life coach, event speaker, podcaster, and team building facilitator. I have two degrees in Psychology. Previously, I worked at a psychiatric rehabilitation center for five years, creating curriculums for courses for 100 adults with mental illness. I’ve run my own business since 2013, where I created my own job title: Merriment Maker.

I actively study psychology, positivity, and fun. I’ve coached people 1:1 for over almost a decade with glowing reviews. I don’t base my work on hunches or tote bag inspiration. It’s influenced by research, science, and action. Let’s just say I have my 10,000 hours.

I have one dozen mental illnesses of my own. I come here from a sincere desire of wanting to be happy, not naturally being happy. I know this is work. And I’m doing it with you. I know if I can have an eating disorder, self-harm every day for years, try to kill myself, abuse drugs, and experience sexual assault and still create a fun life, I can help you have a fun life, too.

I believe in play over meditation. I’m blunt. My methods are founded in psychology and science, and I’m also (realistically) optimistic. I’m a good teacher. I’ve taught adults how to read and how to love themselves. Perhaps most importantly, I am here to get you to take action, not just to theoretically understand something.

My Merriment Making Method will always provide you with actionable steps and ideas to get you out of your head and into the world.

Tangibility will always win over theory.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can do the lessons in any order you choose.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I'm not in the United States?
As someone who has spent so much time sending mail from the United States, most of my expertise is regional. I will definitely be giving advice that is specific to the US, but I will also be calling upon snail mail enthusiasts in other countries for extra advice and tips. Either way, there's enough content in this course that you will get a lot out of it regardless of where you live.

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