What is A Memory Between Us?
This postcard kit contains two sets of postcards, each of which is composed of 12 postcards with diverse prompts and designs. One set is for you to fill out and the other one is for your travel companion to do the same. The postcards in the two sets have the same template but by recording and capturing what each saw and felt separately, different content is generated, creating a unique opportunity to share both people’s thoughts and perspectives with each other.
In addition, using the advantage of postcards, you can capture what you feel, see, eat, and hear and send them via mail to friends or family. The prompts on each postcard are evocative enough to stir the imagination, but leave plenty of free space for your own interpretation.
Why use A Memory Between Us?
• Keep a detailed travel diary of what you see, feel, hear, and eat along the way.
• Capture the moments now that will become precious memories later.
• Get inspiring prompts to record your day more creatively.
• Share your perspective with your companion for a more complete memory of the journey.
• Send a unique and personalized memento to your friends and family.
The Birth of an Idea
I am fond of traveling, and I like to record my trips with writings, drawings, and photos. Sometimes I prefer going on a trip alone, but my best memories are moments when I’m sharing a unique experience with a companion. It’s amazing that two people can see and experience the same thing, but have such different perspectives to take away from it.
As a designer and student of interaction design, I wanted to design something to help people share their experiences and memories, whether with immediate companions or loved ones far away. You can always buy a postcard off of a shelf, but A Memory Between Us is a more intimate and personalized way to capture special moments and encourage reflection while traveling.
Where does the funding go?
The funds from this campaign will mostly go toward to covering production costs for a first print run of 150 packages (7200 high-quality postcards!) I’ve created a few prototypes to test them out, but a bigger print run will cost about $1000.
I sincerely hope this small card kit will help you and your travel partner share precious memories with each other and have something special to remember each journey by.
For more information, check out my blog at damiyou.tumblr.com. To get in touch, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on Kickstarter!
Thank you so much for your support! :-)
Risks and challenges
I have already completed the postcards and package designs for the kit. Now, the biggest challenge is to print the product in higher volumes while maintaining the same feeling and quality as my prototypes. The paper stock has to be suitable for both drawing and writing, while also being sturdy enough to mail.
Luckily, I’ve talked to many printers and have found some reasonable options. This is my first experience working on a stationery project of this scale, so unforeseen problems might come up…but I’m determined to make the project happen as smoothly as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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