Kingston students’ ANONYMOUS postcard chain

As a way of keeping in touch when we only ever see each other over Zoom, students set up an anonymous postcard chain. Anyone who signed up got 3 addresses to send cards to. Receiving my 3 postcards was a lovely reminder of the joy which I used to associate getting post with as a child. Before the days of Amazon Prime and online shopping, things in the post meant birthdays and dreamy surprises from far-off relatives. The anonymous postcard chain rekindled childhood memories and reminded me of the magic of a network for communication which now feels archaic. Thinking about the the time the unknown writer must have taken – even to just go outside and find a letterbox – felt touching in a way that a Whatsapp message would not have. We aim to keep the postcard chain going once a month.