We’re huge fans of the handwritten word around here, which is why we’d like to help you send a Valentine to someone you care about and we’ll pick up the postage. Go to one of our cafes, pick up a Vday postcard and drop it off in the box at the counter. Snap a photo of your handiwork and share the love with us using #StumptownExpress. For inspiration we draw from Letters of Note, Shaun Usher’s blog, which is “an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos,” via Fast Company‘s Co.Design blog. From the tender to the creepy, love knows no bounds.
Johnny Cash to June Carter Cash
From Elzie Segar, the cartoonist of Popeye, to his then-girlfriend (future wife) Myrtle Johnson
From Marlon Brando to an airline stewardess he met on a flight (1966)
From Jimi Hendrix to a girlfriend he called “Little Girl”From President Gerald Ford to his wife Betty Ford after she was diagnosed with breast cancer (1974)
From Charlie Parker to his girlfriend Chan Woods
From Ludwig Van Beethoven to an unidentified “immortal beloved”
Send us yours. #StumptownExpress