Communication is now instant, e-mails and text messages can be sent at the touch of a button and have quickly become the preferred means of contact for many. Snail mail, like analog film is less popular as it takes a long time, it costs a little more and can sometimes have unreliable results.
All this being said, there is no better feeling than returning home after a long day to find, amongst the bills and local takeaway menus a handwritten letter from a friend has arrived, or a note from a housemate left next to the kettle for you to find as you make your morning cup of tea. There are many ways to be creative when connecting with people
This week we decided to re-descover the lost art of letter writing and come up with some more inventive forms of communication…
I whipped out my fountain pen and wrote some long overdue thank you cards
Into the post box……
I wrote C a hidden message in wax resist, he had to paint over the top in watercolours to reveal my thoughts
A letter to Bob- at work
Fridge Magnet based interactions between C and Myself
Baking honey and ginger biscuits to be dipped in chocolate and send in the post for a friend’s Birthday
The best card I received this week was from Little Billy Bear
A letter written (on a map!) to a former uni housemate now living in London
Sent along with a USB stick loaded with a couple of albums I think he should hear
We’re hoping to start a regular letter/music sharing habit
I work at a radio station, and today a 76-year-old listener sent me some maps (long story!)
So I wrote a thankyou letter back – using headed note paper and everything
E – here is the postcard I wrote for you today!
(Sorry I’ve STILL not yet posted it…!)
Ever had that sudden, horrible realisation that you’ve forgotten a friend’s birthday? And even worse… you’ve text them since without mentioning it? That happened, followed by a belated birthday card (hastily scrawled in the Post Office just before the last post)
I used to send D an email every day with interesting links to read in his coffee break – that’s until Christmas happened and I got super busy – so today I took the time to resurrect the tradition
(I hope using a computer isn’t cheating too much!)
No amount of tea can help finish this crossword!
D and I spent a few hours working on our New York holiday book
Reliving the fantastic time we had, as we tried to record all the little details that made it