Johnny and I L❤️VE vintage, salvaged, antique stuff! We love to find and repurpose things all the time. AND...with most things like and old baby dresser, a rusty metal table or broken wooden cabinet...you can create something else out of it. Give it new life, new meaning...a new purpose!
But what about old postcards? Gone are the days of writing anymore in this fast paced digital age. I remember as a little girl, grabbing a few postcards when you are on a trip to send to family and friends. It was a big deal...a big treat! Writing about your adventure and what you were doing on the trip. Whether it's making sand castles at the beach, screaming your lungs out on a roller coaster ride or enjoying a historic tour of an old mansion, you captured your readers attention describing your experiences.
Again, with the digital age, things are instantaneous. Take a picture with your smartphone...add some quick text and viola instantly send it anywhere. Better yet....make a movie!
I started writing again. Yes, old school with pen and paper. I also started bullet journaling using that as my day/month/year planner verses my apps on my tablet or phone. Well, I still use my calendar apps for events, projects and appointments but I needed a system where I could create and customize my own planner and it works great for me.
Sorry...I digress...back to the subject...postcards. Anyway, Johnny came across a huge box of postcards at an estate sale and they were cheap. No one is into buying these but he couldn't help himself as he loves any kind of ephemera. So he grabbed it.
That evening we had a lot of fun going through some of the postcards. The person was a traveler and collected postcards from all over the world. This person loved fine art too and traveled to discover art from all over the world. Tons and tons of postcards...some were old black and white, some where "kitchey" and many were of famous artists and their works. Needless to say there are quite a few.
Johnny thought it would be a great idea to send these cards out to family and friends but to also add them to many of our packages we are shipping out to customers. Just a random postcard and a small note on the back. It could be a coffee quote, a thank you note or other random thought. A way to repurpose and reuse old postcards...a way to say thank you and a way to share a random postcard of art.
So the next coffee, sweet or item order you make online, don't be surprised to find a quirky postcard that has no meaning what-so-ever other than a random act of craziness...a random act of kindness and a forgotten art of writing on a postcard. Sit down, sip your coffee and enjoy a little note on a back of a quirky postcard.