Today’s instruction was to take an existing postcard and alter it, then send it to someone—perhaps to a random address or to a friend, anonymously.
Once a simple birthday image, my postcard card now celebrates the rewarding process of making something for 365 days (I’m 127 days in and loving every moment). A black Sharpie and a few minutes of doodle time were all it took to personalize the card.
I like the idea of surprising a recipient with this little piece. So while I’m not going to divulge who will receive the “upgraded” postcard, I’ll show you the before and after:
Tomorrow I’ll write a note on the reverse side, hunt down the recipient’s address, affix a stamp, and fire the postcard out via US Postal Service. Perhaps the recipient will let us know when he or she receives it …
What a fun surprise to get this card in the mail yesterday! I really had no idea that I would be the recipient. Thanks!
You are most welcome, Noah! I’m so glad it arrived and that I managed to keep the secret so it could be a surprise.
Upon finding your address, I realized you’re not too far from my sister, who also lives in Virginia. Next time I visit her, maybe we could connect live. Every now and then I think you might be a good collaborator for some of my consulting work … we could explore the possibilities.
Cool, definitely drop me a line when you’re headed this way!
Oh, and my sister really WANTED to receive the postcard. Hopefully she’s not harboring a grudge!