How do I get free stickers?
Simply send us a SASE to:
You Are Beautiful
3368 N Elston, Chicago, IL
Read on for more details...
Tell me more...
What's an SASE?
It's a self addressed stamped envelope. Put your name, address, and a stamp on any size unsealed envelope. Then stick that envelope inside another envelope with our address & a stamp, and toss it in the mail!
How many stickers do I get?
You'll get 5 friendly reminders free of charge. Read on if you want more!
How can I get more than 5 stickers?
You can send us your You Are Beautiful inspired work, your art to trade, or a wonderful letter. If you send us fun stuff to entertain us, you'll get more stickers in return. Because we all need a pick-me-up (even us)!
Or, you’re welcome to include a dollar or two (you’ll get approximately 5 stickers for each dollar).
Why do you do this?
The first stickers were created in 2002. About a year later, we made a single html webpage that said if you want 5 free stickers, send in a SASE. Within a few weeks, mail started to appear. Over the years we’ve received tens of thousands of letters from all over the world.
It’s so incredibly rewarding to hear how you came across a sticker & what it meant to you, and what you plan to do with your stickers.
(If you’re curious why the mail, each envelope we send back contains a little note from Matthew on why this is so near and dear to his heart. So you’ll have to send in to find out!)
What's a story that has really stuck with you?
We received this photo of a bridge railing from Melbourne, Florida.
A sticker was placed above a bronze plaque that commemorates where someone took their own life. The person (who asked to remain anonymous) included a letter saying:
“I put the sticker there, hoping the next person who might be in the same place, would rethink their actions and remember what a truly beautiful gift they are."
It reminds us that this small silver sticker might not change the world, but it will change someone's world.
I'm a teacher, can I have all my students send SASEs in a bulk envelope together?
You bet! You can send all the envelopes (& hopefully super cute amazing kid drawings) in one big bulk envelope to us. The only thing we ask is that there is one return envelope for each student.
Then you have 2 options on return. You can send us one big bulk envelope for all the return envelopes & stickers - just be sure to include enough postage. Or each students envelope can be addressed with a stamp, and we can send them individually.
What do you do with all the stuff we send in?
We save them! Your letters bring us such great joy!
And sometimes we even exhibit them. It's absolutely amazing to see them all together, and know what an impact we're all making together. We can't thank you enough for being a part of this journey with us.
Look how much good we can do, when we stick(er) together ;)