2308Views344Replies

Author Options:

2014 Halloween Postcards -en route Answered

Trick or treat! 

Halloween is a celebration of DIY costumery, candy consumption, and pumpkin butchery. Every year, we send out postcards to as many people as possible to mark our favorite holiday. We're doing it again this year. Last year we sent approximately 3000 cards. This year, we'd like to send even more. (Looks like 3,780 so far. I expect some attrition, though.)

Since you've requested to receive a postcard, you've already commented here before Friday October 10th. We've sent you an address request through our prize claim system. We're also sending a special prize pack with a new limited-edition Halloween t-shirt to 10 randomly selected people from the comments below.

Happy Halloween, and we're looking forward to seeing your Halloween projects!

Halloween cards are on their way to a mailbox near you! Depending on your address, you ought to receive your postcard before Friday. (Later if you are in Albania, Azerbaijan, or further afield than North America.) Later still if you reside in Middle Earth where the orcs devour 7/8ths of all mail and 100% of captured mail carriers.

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
ewilhelm
ewilhelm

6 years ago

Last year, I hand signed every single card we mailed out -- around 5000 of them. I'm sorry to say I can't keep up and won't be signing them this year. My wrists still hurt from last year! I'm sure your Halloween will be ghoulish nonetheless, and I look forward to your costumes!

0
JR Tyner
JR Tyner

Reply 6 years ago

Wow, I admire your dedication!

0
sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 6 years ago

Thank you Eric for the autograph! I save all of my cards and totally appreciate your hand signed card. I don't think I could have been so dedicated to have signed 5000 cards, whew and ouch! You and the team are awesome! Hope your year shines!

sunshiine

0
belsey
belsey

Reply 6 years ago

For what it's worth, I still have all your signed cards from the past few years....

0
caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

two words...worker's comp

0
JM1999
JM1999

6 years ago

My postacdr just arrived, thanks!

0
Ayush Sharma
Ayush Sharma

6 years ago

Still Waiting for Postcard :/ , no delivery yet.

0
JM1999
JM1999

Reply 6 years ago

Depending where you are it could take weeks, I am still waiting for mine too but I am on the other side of the world to where Instructables is.

0
JM1999
JM1999

6 years ago

You aren't supposed to put your details on a forum post, you should get a PM with a form to fill out.

0
licheness
licheness

6 years ago

I just found this today! if you are still collecting names i would love a postcard (its okay if its late!)

0
funelab
funelab

6 years ago

I'd be honoured to have one inbox! Thanks :D

But maybe I missed limited-edition Halloween t-shirt

Happy Halloween to all :-)

0
doodlecraft
doodlecraft

6 years ago

Ahhhh, I missed the deadline! :P

0
iceng
iceng

6 years ago

Yes please :-)

0
seamster
seamster

6 years ago

All I have to do is leave a comment? That's it?

0
elljay.q
elljay.q

6 years ago

I really appreciate the hand signed card I received last year, Eric.That is truly, dedication.The sticker is cute too.:) It was exciting to receive something from Instructables in the mail. Please put me on the list. Thanks so much :)

0
archana97
archana97

6 years ago

i want a Halloween postcard pls .. Desperately

0
mccall_sculpture
mccall_sculpture

6 years ago

I would love a postcard! I never get anything in the mail. I love that Instructables puts forward the effort for gestures like this. :D Cheers!

0
yahooti12
yahooti12

6 years ago

I thought I missed this year. There really should be an event name for getting the postcard. I become six again checking the mail and when it finally arrives it goes on my wall as a point of pride and instigating taking things apart and creating! Hallocard, maybe?

0
twombleyjm
twombleyjm

6 years ago

I'd love a postcard! and it doesn't even have to be hand signed - maybe someone can create an auto signer to sign 10+ at a time maybe? I'm more into artistic instructables but all the wonderful folks here I bet one could figure out a way?

0
wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

After watching ewilhelm cramp up last year, we considered creating a Signature Robot. But we determined that it would be misused to approve randofo's purchase of a payload-capable drone to rain pizzas onto the Mission.

0
twombleyjm
twombleyjm

Reply 6 years ago

Hmmmm, you are probably right in retrospect that would of course cause the need for a pizza box use competition followed by a weird repeat of the Godfather Sound-alike Party which to wit completely freaks me out! Hence the word "repeat", uh, don't ask, except I will say "yes it involved a college and maybe midterms..." you are very right not to meddle in the affairs of the pizza delivery.... better to focus my energies on why, people like myself, who live in the middle of no-where are unable to have pizzas delivered, when they had a Chicago style pizza delivered to the M.A.S.H. 4077! That is a more reasonable use of cellular matter at least the grey or gray parts...

0
JM1999
JM1999

6 years ago

So maybe instead of a signature it could be a thumb print?

0
wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

Even worse! Then we could all sneak into Eric's top secret subterranean volcano lair/iPhone.

0
JM1999
JM1999

Reply 6 years ago

What about a toe print then? surely he doesn't use his toes to access top secret information!

0
hunter999
hunter999

6 years ago

I'd be honoured to have one! Thanks :D

Happy Halloween to all :-)

0
mcangmar
mcangmar

6 years ago

I'd love a postcard! (And I apologize if this posted several times! I'm having some problem commenting lately?)

0
Thederpyninja
Thederpyninja

6 years ago

I'd love to receive a postcard! Thanks guys :)

0
tomatoskins
tomatoskins

6 years ago

Everyone loves to get mail. Count me in!

0
paracordperson550
paracordperson550

6 years ago

wow I get tired just writing on my home work I don't think I could ever do that i would probaly stop at just 10

0
gatagiada
gatagiada

6 years ago

I love your vamp Robot! Would be great to receive a postcard from you, as I want to draw a mural at home, it could be really inspiring!

0
Pfarmkid
Pfarmkid

6 years ago

Being that I ave gotten one for the past three years I would love to get another.

0
bmmsben1
bmmsben1

6 years ago

I love robots and my kid loves monsters. A postcard would be a super cool Halloween surprise for him!

0
jnesselr
jnesselr

6 years ago

I always love getting a Halloween card from instructables!

0
ade angelis
ade angelis

6 years ago

Can instrctableRs from Europe participate as well? It would be great to receive a postcard!! :)

0
wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

Absolutely. We'll send them to every continent but Antarctica. (Unless we actually have Antarctic readers, in which case we'll send to that tiny British postal station and they can pick it up.)

0
ade angelis
ade angelis

Reply 6 years ago

ahah no worries, I'm from Italy!! :D Thank you very much!!

0
JR Tyner
JR Tyner

Reply 6 years ago

My uncle Marron was stationed in Antarctica for a while. From his stories, I'd love to visit it someday. There are actually some really beautiful places there.

0
JR Tyner
JR Tyner

6 years ago

Thank you Insttuctables, that is a really cool because I love postcards! I recently backed a postcard from Japan kickstarter, signed up for Postcrossing, and Redditgifts allowed be to sign up for 20 rematches for their Postcard exchange. So this is really epic to me, as I've been trying to get more involved in Instructables.

0
watchmeflyy
watchmeflyy

6 years ago

I'd love to have a postcard! :3

0
ThisIsSteve
ThisIsSteve

6 years ago

This will the first year I'm receiving the card. Cant wait to find one in my mail box.

Happy Halloween!!!!!!

0
theamcguy
theamcguy

6 years ago

Thank you for the Halloween Cards. Look forward to them every year.

0
sniper_lew
sniper_lew

6 years ago

Long time reader, but it's been a while since I logged in, I would love a post card :D

0
sailormoon22491
sailormoon22491

6 years ago

It's always exciting getting mail, especially when its not junk mail or bills! Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!!!