When will I receive my letter each month?
When will I be billed?
American Heritage Adventure Letter:
Our adventure letter subscription "month" runs consecutively with the calendar month. You will be billed on the 1st of the month depending on your subscription type, month-to-month subscribers will be billed every month whereas other subscription types will be billed at fixed intervals depending on the subscription length.. The monthly letters will be mailed shortly after the 1st. If you subscribe any time during the month, your first letter will be the current month's letter. The current month's letter can be found at the bottom of our home page.
Our US history-based letter subscription "month" runs the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. You will be billed on the 1st of the month depending on your subscription type, month-to-month subscribers will be billed every month whereas other subscription types will be billed at fixed intervals depending on the subscription length. The monthly letters will be mailed shortly after the 15th. If you subscribe any time between the 15th of one month and the 14th of the next, your first letter will be the current month's letter. The current month's letter can be found at the bottom of our home page.
What is the difference between Heritage Letter and American Heritage Adventure?
We're so glad you asked!
Our Heritage Letter monthly subscription focuses on American historical figures who have played a significant role in our country's amazing history. They include authentic, historical portraits, historic artifacts, original signatures where possible, and multiple direct quotes per letter.
Our American Heritage Adventure Letters focus on travel to locations across the US. They feature National Parks, historic locations, and other locations of great interest throughout the US and include a double-sided letter with hand-drawn artwork and calligraphy and a souvenir postcard.
Do you offer discounts?Yes! Our 6 month and one year prepaid subscriptions as well as gift subscriptions are offered at a discount from our monthly subscription price. We also offer occasional sales so be sure to sign up for our email list to be notified of sales.
Do you offer gift subscriptions?Yes! We offer 3, 6, and 12 month gift subscriptions, all at a discounted price from our monthly subscription price. Gift subscriptions will not auto-renew.
Who are your letters for?Anyone can benefit from the Heritage Letter and American Heritage Adventure: US history & travel enthusiasts, families, homeschoolers of all ages, school classes, homeschool co-ops, even grandma and grandpa! Our letters are perfect for anyone interested in learning more about US history or travel no matter their age!
Do you mail internationally?YES! We include US postage to all US domestic mail addresses in the cost of the subscription so for international mailings we simply charge the difference between the cost of international and US mail postage. For customers in countries requiring VAT, we do not collect VAT payments when you purchase from us. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that VAT payments are remitted to the appropriate agency.
Is the signature on each letter authentic?Yes! When available we use copies of the historic person's authentic signature obtained via the National Archives or other credible sources to close our letters. The inclusion of authentic signatures is a large part of our rationale behind typing the letters versus hand writing them...we want the authentic signatures to stand out in our letters. (The only exception to this to date has been the Henry Hudson letter...unfortunately, no record of his signature was preserved.)
How do you choose the people and locations you feature in the letters?
For our Heritage Letters we do our best to maintain a good mix of males and females, as well as highlight various ethnic groups within America's story to feature from month to month. We also attempt to go alongside some of the various commemorative months to decide which historic person we will feature in a given month. We welcome our customers to suggest historical figures they would like to see featured in a letter.
For our American Heritage Adventure Letters we feature a mix of National Parks, state parks, US historic sites, and other locations were a wonderful US-based adventure can be found. We make every attempt to cover each of the major regions in the US throughout the year.
On occasion, we will tie the 2 letters together in a given month so that subscribers to both letters will receive letters that can be enjoyed in conjunction with each other such as our John Wesley Powell and Grand Canyon letters which were released within 2 weeks of each other.
Charter School Friendly! Secular or Religious?Our letters are considered to be secular in nature, so they are a wonderful option for Charter School students. While some of the heroes and heroines we feature in our Heritage Letters led lives of tremendous faith, we do not emphasize that portion of their lives in our letters. We prefer to leave it up to each individual family to determine what, if any aspects, of a given person's religious views to emphasize.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions not addressed here via our contact form.