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December 23, 2015
Canton, United States

The Sweet Sound of a Letter, lettrs Audio.

Some of you may have noticed by now that you see a microphone on individual letters that allow you to hear an audio version of the magical words, even in other languages.

I would be curious to know what you think of the feature??  And also just for fun, what famous voices would you like to hear as options for doing automated readings of letters from across the world?  Feel free to comment below and thank you!

Yours in lettrs, the written...and now the spoken word.

lettrs CEO and fellow lettrist,

March 7, 2016
Canton, United States

lettrs Premium.  What is it?

Hello friends,

Some of you may have noticed some early adopters of the premium version of the app on iOS.  One of the key premium features is to allow you to edit your letters once posted and also the premium edition unlocks free premium stamps, and will even soon enable greater access to designer stationery and saving your own paper assets.

As with any business we have to continually provide value and also maintain and grow our company through small purchases by our customers.  I am always available to your ideas and thank you infinitely for the support of lettrs.  

Make your mark!  Thank you,

March 16, 2016
New York, United States

       Timeless communications.

             How are we doing?

Friends of lettrs, new and old,

One of the timeless elements of letters past was their connection to people and places, of stories and substance.   They were personalized "messages" with the sense of longevity, of words meant to last.

How successful are we achieving that aspect on lettrs?  Please rate us with a number 1 to 10 or leave a comment if you like.  We are relentless and respectful to make lettrs work for you.

In lasting thanks,

December 17, 2016
Canton, United States

The bold fusion of words, imagery and media will soon power a generation of letters like the world has never seen.  Finding purposeful permanece in mobile is the grand pursuit of lettrs.

Thanks to everyone across the globe who has helped us elevate the potential of messages that actually matter.  Fanmail is back because after all we all have a fan somewhere.

March 12, 2016
Danbury, United States

Dear Friends of lettrs,

I have to confess and apologize.  I often do not get the luxury of reading every letter on lettrs the way I used to.  For that I am sorry.  Reading letters and stories is the greatest joy I can experience here.

It is overwhelming sometimes to keep up with the amazing diversity and richness of so many letters.  
The topics of public letters are expanding and the volume of private letters are accelerating.  This unusual and rare platform is growing, and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your support keeps me going.

If you wish to hear why I care so much about letters, and the timeless nature of their words, then view the TEDx talk video connec...

March 30, 2017
New York, United States

Several years ago I read a book titled "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr. The book suggested that the growing frequency of digital inputs to the young mind would create an addiction to the short, the temporal, the fleeting.

Words would lose their meaning in an increasingly narrow band of reflex and impulse.  Reflection would grow scarce.  Reaction would be the new addiction...to actually not have to think much at all.

So I quit my job and started lettrs, to engage people in communications meant to last.  The letter just might live again as the rarified creations in our digital lives.   Time, after all, is the ultimate engagement measure to touch someone deeper.  

And so we strive to make our...

December 18, 2016
Canton, United States

My Sincere Apologies

Dear lettrists,

You may have experienced a less than perfect lettrs experience over the last 24 hours that will likely be in place for another 24 hours.  I am sorry.  Because of the dramatically increased volume of letter writing and the consumption of the many new fansstamps we had to upgrade our technical capacity to meet these demands, and it cause a glitch.

As a result you will see some channels in the app that are not fully populated with the most recent letters but it will perhaps give you a flavor of the many letters written over the years.  Do engage some of those older lettrists and you may be surprised.  Or wait and come back to us in 24 hours.

You may also...

Drew Bartkiewicz
December 31, 2016

          The 2016 Year of lettrs.

It goes without saying that this has been a transformational year for the letter but also a year of survival for our company. We experimented with digital stamp collecting, audio letters and more recently the patented invention of the digital autograph, the original mark.  

This autograph feature is in its infancy and we were proud to be the first messaging app in the world to partner with a major professional league to deliver an exclusive channel of autographed messages from professional baseball players in the United States.

We began the company with the fundamental mission to make mobile communications something more, something special, with the audac...

HAPPY 2017!
May 28, 2016
Canton, United States

Dear Friends,

Today we began a new "Wild" collection of paper experiences.  We pay great tribute to the many fascinating and inspiring creatures who share this earth with us.  

Please suggest other magnificent animals you would like to see in this new collection and may their images help you compose and share the messages in your life that matter.  I look forward to your comments and suggestions.  Be wild!  Be an original.

In lettrs and in thanks,

October 15, 2016
Avon, United States

Dynamic Tags are Here!  Enjoy!


Download the very new lettrs iOS and android versions to experience dynamics tags that now allow you to navigate thousands of letters by the same tag.  We hope this improves your discovery of like-minded letters and people.  We also added a basic block function to improve your levels of discretion.

Fanmail all over again!  Thanks as always.  Signed, an original,

December 28, 2015
Middlebury, United States

The year of 2015 👍👍👍👌🏾🙏🏿✌🏼👀

Dear lettrists,

I want to personally thank all of you for what has been a tremendous year of discovery at lettrs and learning what is important to you.

In 80 languages you have given us the most valuable gift of all, your honesty and how to make our product better. Although we stumbled on some releases with quality problems you stuck with us and for that I am eternally grateful.  Thank you.

Know that I am personally committed to a quality experience and also a lettrs product that invites you to come back, whether it be every day or even just once a year. We will always be here for you and the letters we always knew you could write.  Much more is about to come. ...

Drew Bartkiewicz
November 19, 2016
Westford, United States

So what does an autographed selfie look like on lettrs?

January 2, 2017
Canton, United States

I saw over 1,000,000 downloads of lettrs on Google Play.  Oh my...
The secret is out.

January 10, 2017

   "Emerged feelings and merged emotions"
Writers we love
/ Crush At First Read (CAFR)
Dear writers,
"Hello to everyone,
"First to all I present you
"my sweet haiku"
"A woman is a mile Maker of Lettrs
A woman is a doodler of lettrs
A woman is a head of lettrist.
It is no one, then this huge beautiful
Women's who inspired Me through their writing, doodling & making their way of marking and last but not the least i have a crush to this most beautiful woman of this lettrs world & knowing a great human of their life.
They are none other my Best writers of all time.
Today I'm dedicating this letter to this beautiful woman with one facet that I learned from ...

November 21, 2017
Canton, United States

Dear Friends,

Hi! You read my letters from time to time and often take time to write me as well.  Thank you!
It was high time I shared this letter with you.

Did you know these facts about lettrs?

1.  The company started in late 2012 as a family business, even offering postal letter services
2.  It was founded by me, Drew Bartkiewicz and my family, as a quest to power meaningful messages for young people across the world.
3. Lettrs has generated over 9.5 million penpal combinations in countries that speak 22 different languages.
4.  People have dedicated over 8 million minutes to letter writing and public letters have been viewed over 1 billion times.  Your words are lasting.
5.  lettrs ha...

April 14, 2017
Canton, United States

I have faith that what lies ahead of us matters more than what lies behind us. We can be the person we choose to be, change what needs to be changed, acknowledging the awesome mysteries life provides. We are then truly never alone!
In faith and love,

October 27, 2017
Farmington, United States

I have been writing lettrs for over 4 years now.

In one way this network has changed so much, with people from 89 countries.  In another way lettrs has stayed the same...with a simple idea to power the world’s mobile letters.

Thanks for those souls and poets, friends and family, who have helped us deliver our difference to the world, one letter at a time.

November 30, 2015
Canton, United States

Google Play Milestone, Thank You!

Dear lettrists,

Over this past weekend we quietly & steadily surpassed 1 million downloads of lettrs in the Google Play store.  We could not be more proud & humbled at the same time. Thank you!  The exceptional creativity of writers across the world has driven a new paradigm in messaging: words that are meant to last.  We see in 80 languages passion, prose, and personality in great supply.  I am amazed every day.

You all have made lettrs what it really is, a rich & original content network that not only invites deep engagement within lettrs but also lights up your passionate originality with lettrs & SocialStamp sharing on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and I...