At the beginning of the pandemic, I decided to find a way to stay in touch with friends and let them know that I think about them which would not involve a phone or a computer... on only a little.
I don't know about you, but I get as excited to get a postcard now as I was when I received an email in 1997.
I haven't kept many material memories from my childhood, but, for some reason, there's a box at my parents' full with all the letters and postcards I've received in my lifetime.
Two friends of mine are really good at written correspondence: one sends postcards, the other sends a yearly recap which includes personal anecdotes and pictures.
So yes, back to the pandemic... I was going crazy at home and was not only looking to being in touch with friends but also to staying busy and creative while under lockdown.
So here's what I did.
I texted friends and asked them what's the first word that would pop into their head.
Then I would use my watercolor and calligraphy supplies to craft a card, write whatever I wanted to tell them that would be worth writing on an actual physical piece of paper and mail it to them.
Here's what I used:
Oh, I also took pictures of the process because that's who I am.
Writing this, I realize that it's been a while since I last sent once. But also, will I ruin the surprise now that the whole story is on the interwebs? Nah, none of my friends read this blog anyway, or do you?
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