(Nation’s bestseller of premium mailboxes incentivizing consumers to handwrite and post letters on December 7, 2013 by gifting new mailboxes)

REDONDO BEACH, CA (October 17, 2013) – Does a rooster shaped mailbox that crows when it receives mail sound like a good idea?  How about a postal box that wears fishnet stockings?  Do you refer to your mailbox as “old trusty rusty”?  If the answer to any of these is yes, it’s time for a mailbox makeover.  Enter mailbox manufacturer Architectural Mailboxes  In honor of National Letter Writing Day, the company is launching a unique contest to encourage people to write letters and use their mailboxes.  Beginning today, United States residents that handwrite and mail a letter or holiday card on or before December 7, 2013, are eligible to win a new high-end mailbox of their choosing.

The giveaway is open to anyone with a mailbox, and three winners will be selected.  To qualify, applicants need to take a single photo of their letter (or greeting card) alongside any mailbox monstrosity and upload it to Architectural Mailboxes’ Facebook Page ( on or before National Letter Writing Day.  The three pictures receiving the most Likes” at Midnight December 8, 2013, will have their postal pockmark replaced with a luxury decorative mailbox.  Since the public will decide the winners, the older, more ridiculous, or more unusual the mailbox, presumably, the better.

The choice to launch this campaign in conjunction with National Letter Writing Day comes easy to Architectural Mailboxes.  Company founders, Vanessa Troyer and Chris Farentinos, see the contest as a way to celebrate the dying art form that is letter writing.  “The handwritten note is sadly fading into obscurity.  With the convenience of email and text message, people think it is too much trouble to go through the extra step of crafting a note, putting it in an envelope, and placing it in a mailbox,” says Troyer.  “We want to remind people – especially at the holidays – to take a few extra minutes to handwrite a letter or card to a loved one.  If we can help encourage people to put pen to paper while simultaneously taking some ugly mailboxes off the streets, than our job is done.”

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About Architectural Mailboxes:

Husband and wife team Chris Farentinos and Vanessa Troyer are the founders of Architectural Mailboxes.  Farentinos serves as President, bringing 25 years of consumer product experience. Troyer serves as the Company CEO.  In the post, Troyer relies on nearly 30 years of experience in the postal products, commercial construction and product management fields.