This is the BEST thing I’ve seen on the internet in a while.
Cristina Vanko got an awesome calligraphy pen from her dad and decided that for one week she would respond to all texts, old school, writing them all out with pen and paper.
Cristina also shared a list of things she learned that week, a few of my favorites are…
-My personality shined through so well that one friend texted back “it’s like you’re here with us!”…but then she followed up a few messages later that “it’s almost like you’re deaf and passing notes around in the room.”
-My messages sent were more thoughtful in the “I used complete thoughts” type of way.
-It was indicated multiple times that people feel more “special” when they received handwritten messages.
I wish I had thought of this. I don’t have a smart phone (yet), but I have an ipod touch and more and more my texting is via the messages app. It’s actually taken me a while for my mind to get adjusted to the fact that I can easily attach pictures or video and send them in the text so easily. Just a couple extra clicks and boom, here is a picture I took specifically to text, as opposed to on my old clunker, dumb-phone, where I have to risk losing the entire composed text message while I maneuver through the screens and then I get a message that I don’t have enough space left to send the picture message anyway.
This totally appeals to my love of mail. Not only do I want to be friends with Cristina, I want to start responding to texts with handwritten messages myself!