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Did you know that the very first letter was sent in 1633? Since then, good old-fashioned snail mail has become our most beloved way to show we’re thinking about someone. So slow down and take your time creating something as special as a handwritten letter in our Snail Mail challenge!


In celebration of Letter Writing Day on December 7 in the US, we’re challenging you to conjure up motifs featuring your finest stationery, pens, stamps, and other postal accoutrement to create a surface design that really delivers! 

Please note, the use of mail service logos is not permitted.


  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 50 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 73

Old mail

Snail Mail Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 50 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.


  • 10/02/2020: Submissions open
  • 11/03/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 11/05/2020: Public voting opens
  • 11/10/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 11/12/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Create Room Design Challenge

Create Room

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Winners to be announced December 10

Continuous Line Contour Design Challenge

Continuous Line Contour

See the Challenge

Submissions close December 8 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 10

Current Challenge Past Challenges