Picture postcards: A Snail Mail lesson

Picture postcards: A Snail Mail lesson

I’ve always admired two things about picture postcards: the picture on the card ( way to state the obvious) and the fact that the note on the reverse can be read by anyone out there, as the card passes from hand to hand before it reaches the recipient. It’s like a little peek into someone’s travels, a snippet of their lives, a fraction of their experiences out there in the world.

In the world of instant gratification and with everything being out there in the public domain, that isn’t saying much, I know. If I like a sunset, I whip out the smartphone, capture it and it’s up on instagram before I’ve had a chance to finish watching the sunset in its entirety, right?

So, when I kicked off the idea for the snail mail challenge in June this year among the members of BAR, a part of me woke up in excitement and anticipation. It was all I could do to control myself from checking the mailbox every single day in my apartment. Continue reading “Picture postcards: A Snail Mail lesson”