Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Postcards to See Beautiful

See Beautiful will be seeing beautiful through the end of the month while traveling (in person) through various countries. During that time, we're going back in time on the blog, back to the beginning and some of our favorite posts that our wonderful following now likely didn't get to experience. P.S., Blogger family, if we seem absent from visiting you know we'll be back soon to catch up!

5.26.11 - Postcards

Thank you to our See Beautiful contributing author, Lindsay Criss McCollum, who provided the See Beautiful Post for today.

"One of our Canadian friends is decorating her newborn baby's room with postcards from loved ones living around the world. It's a terrific idea to surround a child with images of people and places from foreign lands. Even better is the idea to surround a child with loving notes from friends on the back of such images. Surely the collection of postcards the baby receives will be special to her when she gets older. It's a wonder how the images and messages will influence her as she grows and learns about the world herself.

After choosing a card of Vienna to send to the baby, the daily routine of passing hundreds of postcards on the streets of Vienna is different now somehow. While no longer annoying obstacles to dodge, they have become thinking posts. Each card is now something to consider. One wonders, who will buy the card? What will be written on it? Who will receive it? And what influence will it have? Sure, there is the chance that it might not have much of an influence at all. But, considering the power that a postcard does have is quite beautiful isn't it?"

This is a postcard received  from the See Beautiful contributor herself:

Ways to See Beautiful:
  • Sharing kind words with friends
  • Letting a child know how much they are loved
  • Sending a seemingly simple postcard to friend that has the ability to brighten her/his day, week, or month.
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  1. Love that idea.

  2. Have a fun time on your travels (cute post BTW!).

  3. Jennifer Battendieri CrissJuly 20, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    I LOVE the post cards that are send to me from others. Makes me feel like I am experience a LITTLE of where they are and I feel the love.
    We all need to get back to a bit of script to others and this is a sweet idea. 


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