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


I believe my life’s mission is making other people happy. I came up with the job title of Merriment Maker because nothing else fit, so I made my own place in the world.

For almost twenty-five years, I have struggled with half a dozen mental illnesses, and I know what the dark side looks like very well. I also know it’s possible to live a happy live not in spite of your struggles, but with them, and want to help as many people push through the dark tunnel to the other side where they’ll land on a pile of glitter.

After quitting my day job of 5 years at a psychiatric rehab center, I started my business, Uncustomary, as a way to inspire others through my own life as a living example of what Merriment can look like in a realistic, messy way. I do that through self-love, spirituality, and creativity. My goal is to leave you feeling better than when you found me.

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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