DevaTree Blog

Treasured Letters from DevaTree

Posted By Tamika on Jan 15, 2021
 

We want to speak to you in an entirely different language this year—the language of time and care. We want our words to find you—not just on a screen, but physically, in your hands. 

In 2021, we want to surprise you at your mailbox and make you smile, no matter what kind of day you’ve had.

That’s why 11 of us at DevaTree have gathered together to bring you something we call Treasured Letters, sweet little care packages that will arrive in your physical mailbox once a month. It’s our way of walking alongside you in 2021.

We love connecting online, but we also miss the times we’ve had together breathing, sensing, and sharing physical space. Those times were so…tangible. Which is why we want to share something new with you, in physical form. 

We want to use our hands, paper, pens, creativity, and time to surprise and delight you every month. 

Emailing, commenting, and messaging are fine but they’re often hurried, even reactionary. On the other hand, a handwritten letter is thoughtful, tangible, and deliberate. The simple act of writing to people you hold dear involves a different level of care and intentionality. 

When you join us for Treasured Letters, you’ll receive a handwritten letter from a different DevaTree team member each month. 

You’ll receive a letter, plus extra goodies you can hold in your hands, pass around your household, read without wifi, tuck in a book, or display on a shelf. Each month, we’ll send you something as unique and interesting as the human who crafted it, something that lifts your spirits, or makes you think. No Zoom, no social media, no scrolling, no tapping—just you and us and the postal service. 

How It Works

1. You decide you want a little surprise package from DevaTree in your real, physical mailbox once a month for the next 11 months (February through December, 2021). Late subscribers welcome.

2. Subscribe below, choosing the option that best suits your means. 

3. Each month we’ll send you your copy of a personal letter plus a little gift or two from our hearts to yours—a poem, drawing, creation, a card we’ve pulled for you, or something we think you just can’t live without…it’s a surprise!

Think of it as a CSA

The idea came from our friend, Canadian musician Madeleine Roger, who likens her monthly letters to a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture), where subscribers receive regular garden goodies delivered to their homes. By signing up for Treasured Letters, you’ll be a part of our CSA—Community Supported Art (as Madeleine calls it)! Instead of receiving greens, you’ll receive heartfelt creations that feed your spirit.  

We can’t wait to get a little closer, to surprise you at your mailbox!

From our hands to yours, with love, 

Tamika, Carolyn, Candice, K-Bhava, Santosha, Lotus, Misty, Brenda McMorrow, Catherine Stilo, Wendy Brown, and Catherine Tansley. 
 

SIGNUP OPTIONS

  • You can choose to pay anywhere from $10 to $50 per month, whatever works for your budget. Our hope is those who are able to spare a bit more can help offset the cost for those who need to be more careful with their spending. 
  • Those who spend $40 or more per month will receive invites to live online DevaTree yoga classes each month. Those who spend $50 per month will receive classes, plus hang out time with Carolyn and Tamika each month in a private Zoom gathering. Time to connect, share a comforting beverage, laugh a little, and get to know each other better. This option is ideal for those needing a little more connection and kinship.
  • Payments are through PayPal (you do not need an account) and are automatically withdrawn every month on the day of the month you signed up. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • If you sign up before February 1, you’ll receive your first package in early February. If you sign up after February 1, you’ll receive your package on the next mailout day. 
  • Depending on when you subscribe, you’ll receive up to 11 letters, with your last letter arriving December, 2021. 
  • If you do not have a credit card, send us an email at registration@devatree.com and we’ll help you make other arrangements. If you are giving this as a gift, or need to update your mailing address, send us an email after you’ve subscribed and we’ll take care of everything.
  • We are gifting Treasured Letters to people facing adverse circumstances. If you know someone who needs a dose of hope, let us know. We thank you for signing up and for helping us give back. 

CLICK HERE
FOR SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

Enjoyed this article? Get email updates… it’s free!

An email address is required.

4 Comment(s)

Stuart on January 16, 2021
what a sweet idea! I love my DevaTree family!
Tammy Doerrl on January 18, 2021
Oh I LOVE this idea!!!! This was a huge part of my childhood, writing letters to my penpal as well as my dear cousin. In high school, we would craft picto letters to each other. There is something very special about holding a handwriting letter in your hands. Sadly, I didn’t keep any of they - they were just so plentiful, I was unaware they would become fossils of another era :)
adrienne s lidicky on February 19, 2021
How do we sign up?
Carolyn on February 19, 2021
Hi Adrienne, We'd love to have you join us. If you click the brown highlighted sentence above that says click here for subscription options, it will take you to a new page where you can select which option you'd like. Always great to connect with you.

What Do You Think?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Cancel reply