The Idea Behind Foreign Postcards

Part I

The Arabic language, and especially the written form has become something that is being associated with terror, fear, and oppression in the modern western world. It saddens me deeply, because it’s such a beautiful written and spoken language. I spent 4 years in college learning how to write and read in Arabic. Did I succeed … not sure if I can say all that … but one thing I do know for sure, how to write your beautiful name in Arabic!

Part II

When was the last time you received a postcard in the mail? Is there anything purer and sweeter than a little postcard that someone sends you because they were thinking of you? Every time I open my mailbox it’s full with mail I don’t want to get. Bills, bills, bills. BUT when I see a little postcard  I make a sound! Something that sounds like a mix between “Awwww” and “Ohhhh”!

Let’s put Part I and Part II together!

How Foreign Postcards works:

1. You fill out the contact form. – Foreign Postcards is NOT limited to the US. I will send postcards worldwide.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address

2. In a couple of days you will receive a handmade postcard from me with your name in Arabic on it that will look similar to this one:

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(You don’t have to pay anything, it’s a present from me to you.)

3. NOW! Hold the card so that your name is readable. Smile… Take a picture and email it to me! (Instructions will be on the back of the postcard.) PLEASE feel free to get really creative. Show the world your favorite place outdoors, if you are a pilot, take us on a plane (somebody really did that), include your pets, children, friends in the photos. Whatever makes your heart beat fast, show us! 

4. I will add your picture to the Foreign Postcard collection that I'm receiving from participants from all over the world and post it on my social media channels. I encourage you to send a note with your image that you would like the world to see. I'd be happy to include it when I post your picture.

5. My project lives through donations. Every little donation is highly appreciated: 

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