The First Class File: You Choose, We Send, They Smile

19 March 2020

We know that currently, people may be unable to see their family members and loved ones due to the importance of social distancing, and for some the necessity of self-isolating - which we are taking very seriously ourselves. This means that people are probably worrying about their loved ones now more than ever, whether that be because of the health crisis or the resulting loneliness that will affect many. That’s why we’ve decided to help where we can and provide people with a chance to check in with their loved ones in a kindhearted way - a thoughtful alternative to the standard Whatsapp message. And that method of communication is, of course, the tradition of sending a card! That’s why The Art File will be implementing a free postage system for anyone in self-isolation, and for those who cannot venture out to their fabulous local Art File stockists across the nation. 

When you order a card online from us, a delivery box will pop up that looks like this:

In this box, simply write the address of the person you'd like the card to be sent to, and the message you want written inside. We'll write the message and post the card for you for free. We've even created a 20% off discount code which you can use from now on across our entire online shop! Just use 'happy20' at the checkout to enjoy 20% off your order.

We think sending a loved one a card to show you are thinking of them is a great idea all year round, but considering the current situation, it seems to be more important than ever to keep each other's spirits up and make sure we check in with one another. We believe sending and receiving cards is a powerful way to do so. The country - and in fact the world - is likely to be in this situation for a while, and so finding new and creative ways of communicating and spreading kindness will be welcomed. We don’t want this pandemic to distance us from our loved ones.

Not only that, but we know that time doesn’t just stop when something like this happens: people will still have birthdays, anniversaries, and many other reasons to celebrate. Not to mention Mother’s Day is just days away, and Easter is coming up very soon. If you're in self-isolation and can’t leave your house to buy and post a card for your friend or family member’s birthday, we want to help!

We plan to run this service for as long as necessary (or until further notice from official sources) but will of course keep you updated with any changes.

Happy sending!