tinytelegrams

Tiny Telegrams Postal Telegraph Co.

Long Beach, California · 65 Sales

tinytelegrams

Tiny Telegrams Postal Telegraph Co.

Long Beach, California 65 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Out of studio for the eclipse! Feel free to browse and purchase, but orders won't begin processing until the 26th. Enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 20, 2017

Out of studio for the eclipse! Feel free to browse and purchase, but orders won't begin processing until the 26th. Enjoy!

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Tiny Proposal Gram
Tiny Proposal Gram
$20.00
Telegram + Treasure Hunt Kit
Telegram + Treasure Hunt Kit
$28.00
Romantic Treasure Hunt
Romantic Treasure Hunt
$25.00
Tiny Treasure Hunt
Tiny Treasure Hunt
$20.00
Deluxe Cryptogram Message Kit- Your Eyes Only
Deluxe Cryptogram Message Kit- Your Eyes Only
$25.00
Rush Order Add On Service
Rush Order Add On Service
$5.00
Bridesmaid Proposal- Ready to Send
Bridesmaid Proposal- Ready to Send
$18.00
Tiny House Telegram
Tiny House Telegram
$20.00
Semi-Custom Tiny Telegram With Birds
Semi-Custom Tiny Telegram With Birds
$20.00
Semi-Custom Anvil Telegram
Semi-Custom Anvil Telegram
$20.00
Thanks a Ton! Tiny Telegram
Thanks a Ton! Tiny Telegram
$18.00
Custom order for Dean -- Secret Msg Package
Custom order for Dean -- Secret Msg Package
$205.00
Secret Message Sevice- Confidential
Secret Message Sevice- Confidential
$15.00
Secret Message Sevice- Your Eyes Only
Secret Message Sevice- Your Eyes Only
$15.00
Secret Msg Plus- Your Eyes Only
Secret Msg Plus- Your Eyes Only
$18.00
Secret Msg Plus - Confidential
Secret Msg Plus - Confidential
$18.00
Envelope Upgrade- Gold
Envelope Upgrade- Gold
$2.00
Envelope Upgrade- Red
Envelope Upgrade- Red
$2.00
Custom Invitation Design & Digital Download
Custom Invitation Design & Digital Download
$75.00
Semi-Custom Hanukkah Telegram
Semi-Custom Hanukkah Telegram
$20.00
Mom Humor Custom Tiny Telegram
Mom Humor Custom Tiny Telegram
$20.00
Semi-Custom Season's Greetings Telegram
Semi-Custom Season's Greetings Telegram
$20.00
Mom Humor Tiny Telegram
Mom Humor Tiny Telegram
$18.00
Mothers Day Custom Tiny Telegram
Mothers Day Custom Tiny Telegram
$20.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
scottchillberg

scottchillberg on Jun 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gave this to our friend for his birthday and he loved it. Great idea for a gift or "birthday card."

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About

A Little Idea

Tiny Telegrams was created out of a love for all things miniature and a nostalgia for a very nerdy childhood obsession with top secret spy kits, books and adventures. Combine that with a desire to use art to help people connect with each other in a world so full of distractions and you have tiny telegrams!

We believe that just a small token of appreciation can impart a whole lot of love! We hope you will join us on this journey and look forward to playing a part in bringing smiles to faces everywhere.

All of the telegram forms, packaging designs and logos are hand designed using carefully curated fonts and a blend of vintage woodcut designs and freehand designs. They are sent to a local printer for offset printing (you don't want us using our crappy all-in-one inkjet, trust us on that), then hand cut, folded and sorted here in our Tiny Telegram Office- Ready to be handwritten in tiny printing and shipped directly to your loved ones!

How it works:

1. Select your desired Telegram motif, we currently offer Hanukah menorah, candles with holly for Christmas and the holidays, or Anvil and hummingbird designs for everyday.

2. Place the desired telegram in your cart, along with any desired add ons or upgrades.

3. Before checkout, decide what you would like to say to your intended recipient in 50 characters or less (including any spaces or punctuation, or "stops" if you would like it to read like a traditional old-timey telegram).

4. During check-out, enter the address of the person you are sending the telegram to so we can send it directly to them. In the "Notes to Seller" form, write your message exactly as you would like it to appear on the telegram. Also, include the To: and From: fields (these are not included in the 50 character count). This space is extremely limited, so we recommend first name only, or if the note is from or to a couple or family using last names only (ie: To: the Johnsons).

5. Leave the rest to us! Your selected telegram will be hand-transcribed using microwriting and a very, very, very fine tipped pen. We will place it in your envelope color of choice, package it up beautifully in a tin* with magnifier and cocktail sword "letter opener" seal it with wax and send it via USPS First Class** in a protective bubble envelope.

* While our telegrams are all packaged in tin boxes, the decoder wheels are placed in 2 inch white coin envelopes, sealed and packaged with a protective piece or chipboard in a small cream envelope (for 1 cipher) or kraft envelope (for a set of 2 ciphers sent to a single address). The matchbook notebook sets are tied gently together with twine and shipped in a bubble mailer.
**(Priority shipping is used for international shipping, and tracking may be unavailable outside of the US.)

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Shop members

  • Rachel Hillberg

    Owner, Designer, Tiny Telegrapher

    Artist and Adventurer. For me, making art is about finding beauty in the mundane, & fostering connections with others. I am inspired by miniatures, nature, sociology and a strong sense of mystery.

  • Mike Clemson

    CFO, Excel Genius, Manager Of Mischief

    Financial Advisor & husband extraordinaire! Expertise includes Excel spreadsheets, helping with craft booth set-up, customer service & keeping the cat from rolling around on your telegrams. He also helps keep the insanity down to a dull roar.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
All items will be shipped as indicated in the individual listing, after payment has been received.

If an item is returned to sender due to customer error (ie: wrongly entered shipping address, etc), additional shipping may be required. If there is an error on our part, or the part of USPS your item will be reshipped on us.

If an order is cancelled prior to customization you may receive a full refund upon cancellation, however once the item has been customized and prepped for shipping, you may be refunded for shipping only as the item has been customized and will not be re-useable.*

*extenuating circumstances may apply, according to our best judgement and yours. We reserve the right to extend store credit or refunds when we deem appropriate. We at Tiny Telegrams Postal Telegraph Co do our very best to ensure customer satisfaction and will work hard to ensure smiles all around.
Shipping
All items sent domestically will be sent USPS first class shipping with tracking info from our local post office. Tracking info may not be available when shipped internationally.

Available shipping days/ times are as follows:
Mon/Fri: noon
Tues-Thursdays: at the discretion of the telegrapher as per processing or as agreed upon prior to checkout/weekend Rush Order upgrades available.

For holiday & birthday items, we will do our best to work with you and USPS to get your item delivered on the day, or a couple days before, but certainly no later.*

Expedited shipping via Fedex is available at an additional cost. Please request expedited shipping prior to checkout.

If you prefer shipping through another provider such as UPS or Fedex, or if you live in the Long Beach area and would like to arrange a pick-up to save on shipping, please message our shop prior to pick-up.

*buyer is responsible for choosing expedited shipping if necessary, paying attention to order-by deadlines, and communicating with our shop. We will always do our best to accommodate delivery needs, within reason.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the customization, refunds are not available. If an item has been damaged in the mail, it may be replaced. Please send a photo of the damage in order to receive your replacement. If an item in route has gone lost or stolen, we will investigate the matter thoroughly and you may be eligible for a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
As we are a third-party messaging service, the sender is solely responsible for the content of the message. We reserve the right to refuse service for messages deemed harmful, derogatory, or threatening. Bawdy humor and satire are totally acceptable- welcome even. But please remember we cannot be held responsible for any outcomes or consequences of your messages.

We trust our customers to keep it fun and use our messaging services responsibly.
Thank you!