The good people at Snail Mail My Email are brining correspondence back to the traditional. When there used to not be smartphones and the internet a tap away, buying stamps and handwriting was the usual way to stay in touch.
A group of volunteers will take your emails and re-write them as handwritten notes. Each piece of email will then be mailed to someone in the world, for free.
Each note is also affixed with either a doodle, possibly a dash of perfume, maybe a lipstick kiss or another piece of creativity you desire.
The site describes itself as: “a worldwide collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite strangers’ emails and send physical letters to the intended recipients, free of charge.” Originally launched in 2011 the project has received over 10,000 letter submissions. Now every November the project is revitalized as a week-long event.
The success of the idea tells us there still is a place for nostalgia and the “old-school” because of the emotional impact that the tangible leaves on each of us.