I love it when Seen From A Different Angle community members write in with suggestions for prompt ideas. This week’s idea come from our friend Shari (@slynn). She requested that we turn our attention to mail. It’s a bit excting to get a surprise letter or postcard or better yet card in the mail. I enjoy the tactical piece in a completely different way then with something virtual. The physical nature is special in this uber digital world. So, when I got a little envelope in the mail this past week from my aunt and inside was a handmade card wishing me a wonderful New Year, it caused me to pause, smile and share the card with my husband. We treasured it. It wasn’t something that we swiped through on our Facebook feeds, rather the little card sits on our counter for us to enjoy.
A long time ago I read about a project to bring back the act of writing and send mail just because. Think of all the people you could surprise with a quick hello hand written note. I challenge you to write one quick note each day and sent it to a different person each day. It’s a simple act of thoughtfulness. Who wouldn’t like to know that you’re thinking of them? Check out these great printables from one of my favorite designers Paislee Press to jump start your card writing.
There are so many ideas of what to shoot floating in my head right now. A close up of the pen in your hand while you address the envelope, the stamp, the big blue USPS mailbox, the hand opening the big blue USPS box, the flag up on the mailbox indicating to the mailman that there’s mail to take, a card from a friend on the coffee table, the smile on your face when you get a thinking about you card, … anything and everything related to mail. It could be a portrait of your mail carrier. Why not?
Post your mail captures to Instagram with the hashtag #wpmyview for all of us to see. All images tagged with #wpmyview are collected into this gallery. And please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app. Because sharing is caring and it’s fun :)
How to See Other’s Images
Our image gallery is growing every week. Last week was filled with #bountiful images of flowers and vegetables. I can’t wait to hear who you sent a note to this week (maybe it’s me). Head over to the gallery and see what others are finding and be inspired. To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.
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On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.
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