Monday, February 16, 2015

Adieu

Dear Reader,

I have come to the realization that Letters of Lore is a hobby and not what the Internal Revenue Service deems as a business. With that said, online purchases are no longer available. Should you see something you like, please contact me at lettersoflore@gmail.com, and I'm sure we can work something out. Feel free to browse the links. If nothing else, I would venture, you'll learn a little something and enjoy reading about the holidays. I enjoyed the research, composition and creation of the letters, so I'll just keep the blog active for you to peruse. Happy Holidays!

Very truly yours,
Andi

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Deadline for Valentine's Day Letters is Friday, February 6th

Dear Reader,

Letters of Lore provides gifts of knowledge for Kids~ Preschool to Teen. Whether you're looking for a special Valentine's Day gift for a little preschooler or a hard-to-please teen, we've got you covered. Check out our Valentine's Day Gift Letters by clicking on the Valentine's Day link above. Not only do children learn about the religious or secular origins of the holiday, they get a letter to boot!  

Did you know February 14th is actually the day Valentine, priest, Saint and martyr, got his head cut off? Or that little children used to give him notes of thanks for allowing them to help him in his garden? And when he was imprisoned, the children would visit him, and he would give them little notes, "valentines?" Or according to roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Venus, and according to her he could do no wrong? Whatever you would like to convey with your worthy gift, you'll find it in one of our letters. 


Thanks for stopping by Letters of Lore and Happy Valentine's Day!

Very Truly Yours,
Andi

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Deadline for Holiday Gift Letters is Friday, December 19. Questions? Shoot me an email at lettersoflore@gmail.com

Dear Reader,

Letters of Lore provides gifts of knowledge for Kids~ Preschool to Teen. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, none of them, one of them, or all them, check out our letters by clicking on the links above. Not only do children learn about the holidays, they get a letter to boot! There are religious, secular and Santa Christmas letters. We also have Hanukkah and Kwanzaa letters, or you can buy a set, which will give them  a letter for each of the eight days of Hanukkah or the seven days of Kwanzaa. 

Thanks for stopping by Letters of Lore and Happy Holidays!

Very truly yours,
Andi

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gift Letters for Halloween? Yes!

Dear Reader


Check out our Halloween page! Kids can receive more than candy on this holiday whose origins go back thousands of years. We have a rebus letter for the very young that's just for fun and others for the older kids about Celtic traditions from long ago, fortune telling, the story of Jack O'Lantern and a little lady named Doris Moss who  coined the phrase "Trick or Treating". 

Go ahead and click on the letters for a bigger image. You can zoom in from there, if need be. Feel free to contact me, should you have any questions at lettersoflore@gmail.com. All letters are printed on 100% PCW banana paper. Each is personalized and includes a golden seal. 


Deadline for ordering Halloween letters is Friday, October 24 to insure kids receive them on time. 


Thanks for visiting Letters of Lore, and Happy Halloween!


Very Truly Yours,
Andi

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Gift Letters? YES!

Dear Guest,
Dolley Madison May 20, 1768




In Honor of Someone's Birthday, Every day's a Holiday! Get 'em a letter! Our Royal Decree Birthday Letters and our Birthday Lore Letters make worthy gifts. Royal Decrees declare the recipient's birthday a Royal Holiday in the Kingdom of Birthdays. They 're intended for a boy or girl from about 5 to 10, but they could work for up to Teen, they'd just be drinking soda instead of punch, probably, and the lingo might change a bit. 






Cool "Papa" Bell, May 17, 1903






Our Birthday Lore Letters are customized to each individual child. You give me their birth date, whether they're a boy or a girl, and I create and mail a letter to them about someone historically significant with whom they share their birthday. Letters range from Preschool to Teen. Each letter is written with the recipient's age in mind, so they are age-appropriate and fun.


Harriet Beecher Stowe June 14, 1811







They don't only get a letter in the mail, which is cool in it's own right, but they learn about someone who is totally awesome. If that's not enough, that someone has a birthday on the same day they do! PLUS! It's not just a letter! It's a Birthday gift from you! The Birthday Lore Letters take a couple weeks in order to do the proper research.


Jimmy Stewart  May 20, 1908





The letters include pictures, and they are quite unique. Most are prior to early 20th century with expired copyrights. Some are much older. But in any event, they are all in the Public Domain. They are printed on Ecopaper's 100% PCW Recycled Banana Paper, which comes from the slash piles left from banana harvests. They arrive with a golden seal and a small white gift card that will let them know the letter is a gift from you. 
John Ringling May 31, 1866






It's easy! Just go to our Birthday Page where you can see sample letters underneath the shopping carts for the Royal Decrees and the Birthday Lore Letters. Scrolling down you'll see a Royal Decree for a five-year old girl and one for a boy. Below that you will see letters written for kids that share birthdays with Dolley Madison, Jimmy Stewart, Cool "Poppa" Bell, John Ringling and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Each Letter is $15.00. 

Thanks for stopping by Letters of Lore.

Very Truly Yours,
Andi 

ps If you have difficulty reading any of the letters, you can click on the image and zoom in. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at lettersoflore@gmail.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Deadline for Easter Letters is Sunday, April 13


Dear Reader

Check out our Easter Letters by clicking on the Easter link above. There are Secular and Religious Letters. We begin with Rebus and Acrostic Poem Letters for our youngest readers. Letters grow in sophistication, when our Classic Teen Letter takes us to Oberammergau for a week long Passion Play held only once every ten years. 



Children learn not only about the secular or religious origins of Easter, but they can possibly earn extra credit in science! Did you know that when you place an egg on it's bottom on the Vernal Equinox, it will simply stand there and not fall over? 



Letters are $15.00. All are personalized, except for the Rebus and the Acrostics, printed on 100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled Banana Paper, complete with Golden Seal, and mailed directly to the recipient.


**If an image is blurry, please let me know at lettersoflore@gmail.com, and I'll send you a copy. The copies, and hard copies, are clear as a bell; it's just the images to the blog, which are blurry. grrrrr. Shipping is always free! Thanks for considering our letters as worthy gifts for your Holiday shopping needs!

Very Truly Yours

Andi

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thank You!...and Easter is Right Around the Corner!

Dear Reader

Thanks to all of you who stopped by Letters of Lore and considered Our Letters Worthy Gifts for Your Holiday shopping needs! Move over Saint Patrick, There's a bunny on your tail. I'll have a post up, post haste, so to speak, to give you a snapshot of the Easter Letters. You don't have to wait, though! You can view all of them right now, by clicking the Easter link above.

Truly Yours
Andi