Like most people my age, I mostly communicate using social media, text messaging and email. I don't know when the last time I received a post card in the mail but that got to thinking about how charming it was so I decided to do something about it. Watch the video first to see how it went and then read the write-up for some additional photos from the day.
I showed up at Central Park with a stack of blank post cards, crayons, pens, clip boards and a sign aimed to encourage New Yorkers to write a loved one. I was even willing to cover the cost of the stamps.
Within no time at all, people got involved, grabbed some crayons and set out to design their masterpieces.
Most of the people that I talked to said that it had been years since they sent someone a post card.
Pretty much everyone had their phones nearby to look up addresses.
Katie showed up for a bit to help out. Things ended up getting much more busy than we anticipated.
At one point throughout the day, it got so crowded that there weren't enough places to sit and people were waiting to take part in our activity.
This little girl decided to write her best friend from school. She had written her once before and her friend didn't write her back so she seemed a bit conflicted about whether or not to send another post card but went ahead with it in the end.
At the end of the day, I went home, stamped all the post cards and dropped them in a mail box.
Although they will be certainly travel at a much slower pace than an email or a text, I'm sure that some of these post cards will proudly be displayed on refrigerators across the world. Snail mail for the win!