Postcards From My Hometown

Sunday, August 9, 2009

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awesome historic New York postcard (source)

When was the last time you sent a friend a handwritten note or postcard through the postal service? And when was the last time you received a note or postcard? In this e-mail/Facebook/Twitter age, I've been nostalgic for my penpal days; when I would look forward to receiving a real letter from a friend and take time to savor it...

I would like to invite you all to parttake in my group art project, tentatively titled "Postcards From My Hometown." The rules are simple:

(1) If you would like to participate, send an email to me at dreamsequins(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address. I will then choose two bloggers at random and send you their contact details.

(2) You will send those two individuals postcards from your hometown (some may be international addresses). Feel free to write as much or as little as you would like on the postcard-- but be sure to leave at least your blog address so that your recipient can make out the sender!

(3) No pressure to participate! All participants, however, will receive a shoutout on Dream Sequins and as a bonus, I will send each person a suitably awesome and kitschy postcard from New York City (probably not as awesome as the vintage image above-- but I'll search for the best ones for you-- promise!).

(4) I will ONLY release your blog name (or whatever name you want to release) and mailing address to two randomly selected bloggers; your privacy is assured!

(5) No need to publicize the project on your blog; but I would love it, if you did! Because it would be great fun to see all these postcards from around the world posted on my favorite blogs...

(6) Deadline to sign up for this project is August 15th. Deadline to mail postcards: September 15th.

So who wants to play? :)

52 comments:

InnyVinny said...

MEEEEEEEEEEE!!! =D

Aneta said...

Count me in! I'll buy two postcards from Varna, Bulgaria while I'm here right now (I was born here) and I can ship them from my hometown NYC when I get back after the 14th. That should be fun!

glitzy said...

Me!! Dropping you a note soon! :)

PinkBow said...

this is so great, i've just started postcrossing too, i love this. thanks for the heads up & most of all thank you so much for the award. love it & love what you do too xoxo

FabBlab said...

I actually started writing letters to a few friends in Europe and the States as well as Japan and Hong Kong since the past 5 months because it's so much fun! It's a lot more exciting to find a letter/postcard/package in the mail than an email/wall message or tweet.
So yes, count me in.
Will be sending a fab postcard from Delhi! Eeee. So excited.

Em said...

Great idea! Just e-mailing you now, though I feel sorry for whoever I have to write to as I live in boring old Reading, UK :)

modediktat said...

YAY YAY YAY!
Thanks for those amazing ideas which are so refreshing and blowing our minds! count me in, please!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I think is is a great idea! I am a bit old fashioned this way: I love write and receive handwritten letters :-))) I would love to be counted in.

Dream Sequins said...

Yay! I'm so excited that people want to participate. It makes me feel like less of a dork for wanting real mail :)

Meg said...

I love getting real mail! I got a card from a friend last month and it still makes me happy everytime I see it. I will definately participate (which means that someone is going to get a postcard with a cow on it probably, since that's hat Calgary is famous for.

b is for brown said...

i love that you are doing this. i love snail mail and man, no one writes a letter anymore. i used to write my grandmother every week before she left us. and i still write to my living grandmother and she writes back too. let's do this. hah. that means add me, please.

b is for brown said...

ps - i will do a post about this on my blog later today. gotta share the love!

Anika said...

Wow, I'd love to be in....what a great idea too.
The day of snail mail is well and truly gone and I'd love to bring that back in any way and form :)
I'll email you now....

have a great week!

JP said...

I'm so in! I'll email you now.

Love,
JP
http://denimdebutante.com

ambika said...

I love getting and sending snail mail. I'll email you now.

Toothfairynotes said...

cool idea! so smart! count me in..

janettaylor said...

ME! :-)

X★X★

nookie said...

I'm in,you know that:x

Kristin said...

Super sweet idea lady!

Madison. said...

This sounds like such a good idea - thank gawd I found your blog today haha. I've sent you an email :).

drollgirl said...

i haven't received a postcard in 4evah!!!!! this is such a cool idea! you are on it!!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You know I'm in woot woot meow meow

I think I'm still drunk.

Going shopping with Hanako66 today...how do I say...I WISH YOU WERE HERE!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohh and you know this is going in my post tomorrow mama! XO

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling! What a fabulous idea!

xoxox,
CC

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This sounds so awesome! I'm so participating!! :)

Marie-Louise said...

thanks for the comment!
and side note..I actually send at least one letter by snail mail each week and recieve one at least each week. There is something so magical about it!

Laura said...

Congrats sweetie you're one of the winners of the DIRT book giveaway. Email me your address and your winnings will be on the way. Thank you so much for your entry! shhh.under.the.sheets@gmail.com

Gabbi said...

I love the idea! Please do count me in... will definitely blog about it soon too.

thecreativemixx said...

What a fantastic idea!!! I'm in....will send you an email shortly:)

Midtown Girl said...

Splash Award for you pretty girl!! XOXO

Reanna said...

I'm down! Whooooop!

sarah said...

I'm in. I love sending real mail. It's so nice to not have bills.

Hanako66 said...

this is going to be so fun!

E(ileen) said...

I'd love to participate, I'm already on PostCrossing but this sounds wonderful! Especially since I will be coming to NYC next year for a holiday!

Savvy Gal said...

i am guilty of e-mailing friends. i will sent a hand written note on birthdays and x-mas.

Saskia said...

I'd love to take part!! What a fantastic idea!! I'll post about this on ma blog today!

Saskia x

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I'm really excited about this! Thanks for involving me :) x

The Rambler said...

Great idea!!

I'd love to be in!

Susan said...

wow, what a lovely idea! I'll email you soon :)
xoxo

Susan said...

added you to my blogroll, too :)
have a lovely day

SARAHNICOLE said...

this is a wonderful idea. i will be e-mailing you so that i can participate. thanks for bringing back the pen-pal days. :]

Noble Beeyotch said...

Already sent you a mail! YAY!!

I am so excited about this project! I guess i am going to start my search for awesome postcards from today itself!

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

I'm in!!! This is amazing!!! THANK YOU!!! I'm e-mailing you now, and I'll write the post later today.

I'm a professional procrastinator, you see? LOLZ

xtinagirl said...

This is a really cool idea! :) I'm down!

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

Midtown Girl said...

Forget to say - Count me in on this too!

Wendy said...

Great project! I've made a mention of it on my blog over at A Passion for Letter Writing

elk said...

just saw this on another blog...too late? let me know...

kELLO! said...

aw do it again! i missed the deadline :(

green ink said...

Just saw this on another blog, am I too late?! If not please count me in. :)

Piney said...

OK so I'm incredibly late as i only just noticed this but what a cool idea!! best of luck with it and can't wait to see the results :-)

Lacey Bean said...

Sad I missed this!! (P.S. do it again!!)

janis said...

i read about this on another blog...

any chance you'll do a round two?

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