Ink Correspondence – The “Week of Ink”

Posted in Main, Mind Wanderings at 6:42 pm by carrie

When I want to say “hello” to someone… I don’t pick up my phone or a pen… I go to Facebook, send them an email or text message.

How forgettable.

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve gotten really lazy when it comes to connecting the proper way with the friends I care about. I hide behind the online social networks and say my hellos in bulk… or with a simple “thumbs up”. I need to be re-trained.

Not to mention that those online comments will be there for all time… so you better get it right! (The pressure!!!)

I own two large shoe boxes (A Van’s and a Doc Martin’s Box… thank you very much) FULL of little hand-folded, hand-written notes on notebook paper from all my friends in elementary, jr. high and high school. I treasure them. I served detention for a few of them. I EARNED them.

Do kids even pass notes anymore? (Maybe it’s a good thing they don’t, I dunno).

I got this crazy idea… this week… I’m going to not check in on Facebook. Instead, I’m going to send postcards and letters to my friends. Shocking, isn’t it?!?

I invited my Facebook friends to send me their snail mail addresses so I could do just that. I’ve only heard from one person so far, so… maybe my enthusiasm and idealism is creepy or something ;)

Care to join me in the throwback “week of ink” ? :)

I’ve got a stack of old postcards that were supposed to go out to friends & family while at the destinations where they were purchased. Better a decade or two late than never? Instead of “wish you were here!”, I can say… “wish we were both here!” :)


  1. Beach Vintage said,

    July 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I think this is a great idea. Well done. I am sure your friends will appreciate and be amazed! Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. Babs said,

    July 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I’d love a “wish you were here” postcard…that would be fun!

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