Sure, email is great. It's fast, easy, and virtually free.
Buut, I miss handwriting.
Just when I thought I was the only one who still appreciated the beauty of handwriting- the warm touch it gives, how everyone's is unique, how cute it is when a boy's handwriting is really bad, etc... I found this project: Snail Mail.
Handwriting may become obsolete one day. But I really hope not. Why? because it's nice. It's so human!
What is Snail Mail? Snail Mail My Email Type a message to a friend, family member, pet, politician, or lover, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then sit back and relax while your email is handwritten, sent out, and delivered to the recipient of your choosing, completely free of charge!
Snail Mail My Email is a month-long (July 15 - August 15), interactive community art project which seeks to both share the warm-fuzzy feeling of receiving a personalized letter as well as inspire people to send their own snail mail. Anyone with internet access can partake by simply sending an email, after which the very same message will be handwritten and physically mailed to the chosen recipient anywhere in the world, completely free of charge.
In a culture overrun with instant gratification and on-demand services, this project cultivates appreciation for the lost art of letter writing. Who is the Team?
The Snail Mail My Email team is comprised of an international network of 134 volunteers and counting from around the world that spontaneously came together over the course of a few days.
How does it work?
Type an email message (100 words max) to someone whom you would like to receive a letter in the mail, and include the recipient’s physical mailing address. 2
You may request one custom option to be included with your letter, for example:
- a doodle - a flower petal - a spray of perfume / cologne - a lip stick kiss - suggest your own
Send all of this to: email@example.com
COURTESY NOTE: Only one request per person please.
PRIVACY DISCLAIMER FROM SNAILMAIL: While we aim to protect your privacy, please realize that this is a large-scale community project that outsources to volunteers all over the globe. We therefore have only limited control over the information you give and hold no responsibility for its misuse. Furthermore, due to the public nature of this project, all emails are subject to being shared online in handwritten form, though last names and addresses will be censored.
What might Snailmail look like?
You can check out these photos but I highly recommend checking out the site for a proper look at their gallery.
Hope you liked the post about Snail Mail! Thanks for reading!