But in the interests of transparency, here are the costs of putting a service like this together:
Post Office Box: $200
Stamps (per 100 letters): $115
Paper and Envelopes (per 100 letters): $30
Graphic artwork: $100 +/-
Mail Sorting Elves: 12 pairs of socks (unmatched)
This is an approximate budget since we don't really know how this project is going to work out (this is the v1.0 of this service). We are budgeting on 100 letters being received and replied to. The costs might rise slightly if the response is higher. We'll have to see what happens.
If you wish to make a donation to help cover the costs (please do send us unmatched socks), you can e-transfer your donation (suggested amount: $5 to $10) to this email address:
PLEASE DO NOT SEND LETTERS TO THIS ADDRESS. Any letters sent to this address will be ignored (mainly because the elves can't reach the keyboard).
If you have any questions, you can send them to that email address and the taller elves will do their best to answer.