My best friend of many years was here visiting from Alaska last month. I’ve known her since I was in the 3rd grade. We grew up on the same street, only 3 house apart. Even though she went to a private school and I went to public school, we were inseperable and were together everyday after school. When it was time for high school, she moved away, but not so far that we didn’t spend most of our weekends together. It wasn’t until she married and moved to Alaska that that all changed. She may have been thousands of miles away, but our friendship was permanent.
Last month, on her way to Colorado for her daughter’s wedding, she made a detour to California to see me. It had been ten years since we had last been together. I cherished every minute of the week we had together and before I knew it, it was over and she was off to Colorado. After she had gone, I went through all the photos I took while she was here and wanted her to have something to remember our time together, so using some of the photos I had taken using Instagram, I first made a collage using the Diptic app. Then, using the Sincerely Ink app, I used the collage to make a postcard. I sent one to her as well as myself. I don’t know when I’m going to see her again but until then, I have this postcard. It sits on my desk where I see it every time I sit down at my computer and apparently, it’s where she keeps hers, too. We may live in a digital world, but thanks to apps like Sincerely Ink, I’m rediscovering ‘snail mail’, and that’s a good thing!
Speaking of snail mail, who wouldn’t want to receive one of these gorgeous necklaces in their mailbox from the lovely Stacy De La Rosa of Bella Wish?! Stacy has graciously offered to give one away to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment here no later than midnight Wednesday, Sept. 26th! Stacy’s also giving our readers who wish to purchase a necklace a 10% discount. Promo code: ShutterSisters10
UPDATE: Congrats to Shari Sherman! You’re the lucky winner of the the gorgeous necklace!!