When I was a little girl, I had lots of pen pals. My mom let me dip into her stash of pretty Crane stationery and I’d scrawl out letters to friends from Africa and Pennsylvania and England and California. To this day, I look forward to the arrival of the mail, even though it’s mostly advertisements, bills, and an overabundance of magazine subscriptions. Every once in awhile, a handwritten note makes its way into the stack and it makes my day.
That’s why Theresa (of one of my favorite blogs, inspirationCOOPERATIVE) and I have decided to put together some mail-based fun in honor of this month’s theme. Project Postal is a way to both send and receive a little ray of sunshine in your mailbox. Want to participate? Read on.
Get Involved in Project Postal
- Leave a comment below by this Friday, March 8 and email one of us directly with your postal address.
- Once all comments and addresses have been collected, Theresa and I will coordinate sending each of you one person’s name and address
- The person chosen for you will be your lucky recipient. Please mail to this person a beautiful quote of your choosing, something uplifting and encouraging. If you know this person, perhaps you can even pick a quote specific to them, something you know they need to hear. You can embellish, handletter, typeset, watercolor, write on a paper napkin…the quote anyway that your heart desires. (Perhaps the recipient will even hang it on their inspiration board.)
- Extra credit and optional: Once you’ve received your beautiful quote in the mail, take a snap via Instagram and/or Tweet it using the hashtag #project postal.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with! And, hey, to be honest we’re really excited about what will end up in our own mailboxes, too.
The postcard above is from my lovely friend Giova from One Bunting Away.