Friday, May 24, 2013

WINNER: A Call To Write: The Original Instagram and Stamps of Poets

Thank you to all who entered the May stationary and stamps giveaway! Your replies were appropriately poetic.

Since we had fewer than 10 entries, I've chosen my favorite response.

I am a sucker for love and stars and late nights, so Jessica you won me over!:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Call To Write: The Original Instagram and Stamps of Poets

‘fore Insty filters
‘twere captured moments- instants
film and Polaroids

That was a little haiku I wrote for you to tell you about my May giveaway! This month we’re getting extra nostalgic – not only will we celebrate the love of the handwritten postal letter but also remember how we used to visually capture our moments. I found some Polaroid note cards with matching envelopes. Harkening back to the days before Instagram and filters and smart phone photography when film reigned supreme and when immediate photography resulted in sometimes messy, funky, filter-esque images to cherish.

I figured pairing them with these sweet Poet Forever stamps from the one-and-only USPS made for a nice little package:
Unfortunately there was a pretty poor showing for last month’s giveaway. Hopefully this one will pique a bit more interest. Here comes the question…

Question Number Three:

Images are becoming our primary form of communication more and more. When we don’t have the words we text or email a photo. When we want to say something sassy or funny we send memes with limited text and funny picture to match. And I don’t understand SnapChat but I think it is all about temporary images that cannot be captured for long… So my question is:

Do you have a single picture or image (printed or digital) that you truly cherish?
Is there a moment of something in your mind you see as clearly as a photo, though none exists?