Feb 8, 2012

The Lost Project: Postcard 1

In 2004 my husband and I embarked on a project. We gathered 100 postcards, numbered them, addressed them (with the PO Box we had rented) and delivered the postcards everywhere we went. We stamped the postcards and left them with a loonie, a pen and a note encouraging the recipient to write a positive thought, a favourite quote, or whatever they wanted. The instructions also prompted the recipient to mail back the postcard as soon as possible. We were curious as to what messages people would share if they were given the chance to have their voice heard... anonymously. Life got busy and we never followed through with the documentary which we had envisioned as the end product of this project.

The other day I was cleaning the basement and I found the postcards.  I felt some remorse over the fact that so many people took the time to respond to our request, yet we never followed through with completing the project.

Some of the messages were sad and a couple were ridiculous. However, the majority of the messages were uplifting and inspiring. So for the next few months, on Wednesdays, I will be sharing all of the postcards, that were mailed to us almost eight years ago.


Postcard #1
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  1. Oh wow, what an amazing post idea.. I've added you to my follower list so I can read these :)

    Such a lovely idea.. maybe you could still make something of it? You could probably sell the story to a magazine or even make a short film/ arty book with all of the postcards. I know that I for one would love to see something like that

  2. That's such a wonderfully fun idea.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  3. Great! Can't wait for next Wednesday.

  4. What a lovely project! Have you heard of PostSecret? It's one of my favorites. :)

  5. This is so cool! What a great idea! I can't wait to see more next Wednesday!

  6. I don't even have the right words to express how much I adore this project and I can't wait to see what people sent you!

    Love the start, already. Perfectly said. :)

  7. What a FABULOUS idea! I love it! :D

    Even though you stopped in 2004, you simply must find a way of taking this project further--whether it's a documentary, a book, or even just posting them all on a dedicated blog.

    Thanks so much for stopping by & for your kind comments! :)

  8. This is THE NEATEST idea EVER! Thank you for sharing these. I am looking forward to more. :-)

    earth2body sister


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