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Modern Day Snail Mail

I'm such a sucker for the "old" way of communicating.  Cards in the mail.  Let alone a LETTER!  Something on a typewriter!  Be still my beating heart!  

I came across a few different projects or apps that can fuse the two together!

First of all.  One I use.  Possibly a lot.
justWink.

You may have heard ads for this app on Spotify, if you're still cheap like me and won't pay for the premium no ad version.  You can send cards to your friends/family from your phone.  You can personalize the cards with pictures and even signing your name with your finger.  I've been using this app a lot the past few months and just can't get enough.  
Hilary, my co-worker, and I often utilize it too much?  We had a conversation through these cards once.  
I just can't explain how much I love them.
Yes, it's free.

Second.  
Um I love this project: Modern Day Snail Mail.

The website may be a bit difficult to get right away, but this lady writes out all her text responses, takes a picture and the picture is her response. 

Some things she learned from the project:
I learned a few things...

1) A phone isn't only a texting device.
2) People like to plan phone calls these days, rather than receive them randomly.
3) My personality shined through so well that one friend texted back "it's like you're here with us!"...but then she followed up a few messages later that "it's almost like you’re deaf and passing notes around in the room."
4) Having a pen and paper is handy at all times. 
5) My lack of a timely response really just meant that I didn't have a pen and paper around.
6) My messages sent were more thoughtful in the "I used complete thoughts" type of way.
7) You look super silly if you completely ignore all that you learned in English classes. Impeccable grammar and flawless spelling is necessary for a handwritten note. 
8) I wonder if a lack of response all together meant people didn't remember their loops and swoops aka cursive... 
9) Writing a message and driving is more dangerous than texting and driving.*This is an educated guess. 
10) We are a culture that heavily relies on emojis. 
11) It was indicated multiple times that people feel more "special" when they received handwritten messages. 
12) For those who didn't comment the handwritten responses and continued messaging normally just affirmed that my friends think this is something that I'd do on a day-to-day basis…which is definitely true. 
I love it!

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