so, you might have guessed from the headline, i’ve got some kind of big news from over here in Letty Land, & i wanted to let you know all about it.
yep kids, that’s a final wrap for us here at Letters from Letty, literally! after three years of digging our way through markets, shops, online stores, websites, blogs, magazines, articles, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Instagram, Instagram… you name it, i’m really proud to say, we’ve done a mighty fine job of bringing you the best of the best of Australia’s up-and-coming designers month after month.
and even better still, we got to wrap up their beautiful, made-with-love & filled-with-inspiration, goodies, put them into your gift boxes, & send them to you, every month. it’s been an honour & a privilege to get to meet & share wonderful relationships with each & every designer we’ve come across – whether featured in our gift boxes or not, or even in the Letty store! what an amazing experience & personal dream come true for me, having that little store, was.
but most importantly, it’s been the greatest honour to be entrusted with making you & your loved ones smile every month. thank you.
let’s be clear right from the outset: Letters from Letty has not ‘failed’, as so many small businesses unfortunately do. it’s tough out there kids, that’s no lie, but i’m really happy to say, that’s not how our story ends. in fact, it’s the total opposite!
we started with just six subscribers in November 2012 – & they were ALL family & friends! month-on-month from there, Letty continued to grow in personality, in reach & in Lovers supporting what we’re doing, & i’ll be forever thankful to you all. it’s been quite the dream.
so, ‘why?’, i hear you asking! well, just like our featured designers are small, hardworking one-person operations, so is Letters from Letty. there’s just me, Letty, or Melina, or Mel, as I’m more commonly known outside of Letters from Letty, with the support of my family, friends & wonderful, loving & beyond amazing partner Timmy, who has been Letty’s number one fan from day one & got more paper cuts than you could ever imagine packing every single box, every single month.
for me, it’s time to say ‘see you later’ for now to Letty & head off on a new adventure. it’s been a personal journey & i am super proud of everything i’ve done & all the smiles i’ve been able to bring you all, with just an idea conceived on my birthday three years ago when i received a gift in the mail…
this is me, side profile, not my best angle 😉
and now I know you’re saying, ‘but what about the rest of my subscription?’!
with a subscription service, there is never going to be a good time to simply come to a stop, because we need to send goodies every month, on and on – you know, that’s why you signed up, right?! right. i know, & all i can say is, i’m really sorry. there is no easy way to cut the cord, & so, as well as having refunded your remaining subscription funds (check your inbox if you were the purchaser of a subscription for more details), we say a MASSIVE SORRY for all those broken hearts, promises & dreams all over the world. we hope you can understand & forgive us.
we also encourage you to check out some of the other great subscription services out there supporting Australia’s finest, like LVLY, Violet Box, Mr Earl Tea, Goodness Me Box, & Love Lois (they even have a product called ‘Melina‘!), just to name a few.
we’ll be keeping our blog live so you can continue to check out the goodness of our formerly featured Australian designers. you’re welcome
once again, thank you for your support for Letters from Letty. you’re the best.
for now, we’re wrapping this one up with our most beautiful wrapping yet – love, from Letty x