WRITE_ON FAQ

 

 

What is Write_On?

Write_On is a mission-driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence. Write_On began in 2014 as a simple effort by Egg Press and Hello!Lucky to connect with our friends and loved ones.

What is the Write_On Challenge?

The Write_On Challenge is a call to action to write 30 letters in 30 days during April, National Letterwriting Month. Anyone can participate!

To inspire participation in the Challenge, we distribute limited-edition Letter-Writing Kits which include letterpress cards and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. We also offer Reasons to Write and inspiration on our website, blog, e-newsletter and social media throughout the Challenge and all year long. Participants share their letter-writing adventures by tagging: #write_on, @eggpress and @helloluckycards.

Why should I get involved in Write_On?

In today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world, Write_On offers a path for slowing down and engaging with loved ones in a meaningful way, expressing ourselves, and noticing and savoring the present moment.  If you want to strengthen your letter-writing practice and connect with a community that is dedicated to positive, personal communication, please join us!

How can I participate?

Simply write a letter every day throughout the month of April - or as many as you can. That's all there is to it!

What is the Write_On Letter-Writing Kit?

The Letter-Writing kit contains 6 letterpress printed cards, designed by Egg Press and Hello!Lucky, with matching envelopes, a Sakura of America Gelly Roll pen, stickers, and a handy sheet for logging your letters. Order your kit here.

What is the Write_On Party Pack?

New this year, we are offering special Party Packs for those who want to host their own letter-writing event!  Due to customs and territory restrictions, Party Packs can only be shipped to addresses in North America this year. Order your Party Pack here.

How can I get a Letter-Writing Kit? Are they free?

To ensure access to all, kits are offered at a pay-what-you-like pricing scale. This model is designed to support a sustainable program, while ensuring that people of varied means can participate.  Proceeds from sales of Letter-Writing Kits are invested immediately and directly into the Campaign. We encourage you to be as generous as you can when purchasing your kit, which will mean more kits for everyone, and more letters! If you need a free kit, just let us know when you check-out. Order your kit here.

When will Letter-Writing kits be available to purchase?

Write_On Letter-Writing Kits became available to newsletter subscribers on February 21st 2017, and broadly on February 24th 2017. Order your kit here.

How long will it take my kit to arrive?

All kits are shipped via USPS Bulk Mail from Portland, Oregon. In the USA, it can take up to 14 days to receive your kit from the time of shipping. International orders may take longer than 2 weeks. We will ship kits throughout April. Your kit may arrive after the start of the Write_On Challenge, but remember, you can get started before it arrives.

Do I need to wait for my kit to get started?

Not at all! Start the Write_On Challenge by writing a letter on the first day of April, and continue throughout the month - that's it! Your kit will be useful whenever it arrives!

I live outside of United States. Can I participate in the Write_On Challenge?

Yes. We have loved seeing Write_On's international presence grow. However, there are some restrictions when it comes to shipping our Letter-Writing Kits internationally.  Sadly we are unable to include the Sakura of America Gelly Roll pens in shipments outside of North America - but your kit will include everything else. 

I’m a retailer, how can I bring Write_On to my customers?

Although Write_On is not set up for wholesale in the traditional sense, this year, we’re offering a limited run of Write_On Party Packs so that you can host a Write_On inspired party! Party Packs provide  hosting tips and tools (including 10 letter-writing kits!) so that you can engage existing customers and attract new ones. Plus, parties provide great visual content for Facebook and Instagram and showcase your involvement in the letter-writing movement! Share your party and letter-writing adventures on social media with #write_on and be sure to tag @eggpress and @helloluckycards. Order your Party Pack here. Please note: Letter-Writing Kits are not intended for resale.

Do you have a special program for nonprofits and the people they serve?

We believe everyone should be able to access the power of the written word via letters, but at this time do not have a program specifically for nonprofits. Our Letter-Writing Kits are available at a pay-what-you-like pricing scale to ensure access for everyone. We encourage you to go online to claim a kit early as supplies won't last long.

I’m an educator. How can I bring the Write_On Challenge to my school?

Take the Write-On Challenge this April with your students, and write 30 letters in 30 days! Read here about how one Portland, Oregon 4th grade teacher did it, and feel free to employ his tips in your own classroom. Be sure to share your classroom’s letter-writing adventureson social media with #write_on and be sure to tag @eggpress and @helloluckycards.

My business would like to donate products or cross-promote on social media. How can I do this?

We are so happy to hear the Write_On mission speaks to you! However, we are unable to accept product donations or collaborate with other businesses at this time. Although the Write_On brand is trademarked, you are welcome to use #write_on, and be sure to tag @eggpress and @helloluckycards, to share your participation and express your alignment with our mission across social media.

What are easy ways to support the Write_On Mission?

  • Participate in the Write_On Challenge each April.
  • Subscribe to our Write_On e-newsletter to receive monthly tips to strengthen your letter-writing practice throughout the year, and to receive early access to our Letter-Writing Kits.
  • Encourage your friends to participate in the Write_On Challenge.
  • Purchase Write_On merchandise.  All proceeds from the sale of Write_on merchandise, including Letter-Writing Kits and Party Packs, boost our programming and ensure writing kits are available to people of all means.

Why did Egg Press and Hello!Lucky start Write_On?

Write_On began when Egg Press Founder Tess Darrow realized that, despite having a studio full of beautiful greeting cards, she wasn’t devoting as much time as she’d like to correspondence. In 2014, she challenged to herself to write 30 letters in 30 days, about the amount of time it takes to develop a lasting habit.  Tess invited the entire Egg Press staff as well as the co-founders of Hello!Lucky, Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, to join the fun.  They all agreed that connecting to loved ones through a strong letter-writing practice was a great way to affirm their founding principles. What started as a humble effort has grown into a global movement. The Write_On Challenge is now in its 4th year.

Who are Egg Press and Hello!Lucky?

Egg Press and Hello!Lucky are both small, independent, women-owned letterpress greeting card and design studios. Egg Press was founded by Tess Darrow in 1999 in Portland, Oregon. Hello!Lucky was founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Both businesses share a love of design, hand-written communication, and hand-crafted, high-quality, locally-made products. Their products can be found in independent bookstores, stationery boutiques, and larger retail outlets worldwide.