June marked the official beginning of summer and a sudden influx of sunny, hot days here in Colorado. This summer sunshine warmth found us feeling rather…well, nostalgic… around here (shocker, right?), so it’s no surprise that our internet finds this month really had a way of taking us back to simpler times, the ones where days lasted forever and everything seemed so much more “unplugged.”
It seems like we aren’t the only ones loving nostalgia these days…
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1) We are happy that typewriters are making a comeback… Because the sounds of the clacking key strikes and the margin warning ding and the carriage return are like a time machine.
Because the heavy, solid construction makes them feel like a permanent piece of history, like the Parthenon or the Colosseum. And because they are themselves beautiful works of art that can be used to create other beautiful works of art. Think Ernest Hemingway. Orson Welles. John Lennon. And this guy.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
3) The official Dr. Seuss Museum… Because Dr. Seuss taught us that life should be whimsical.
As adults, we tend to lose our whimsy. At The Nostalgia Diaries, we’re bringing sexy whimsy back…
4) The Resurrection of Instant Film Cameras… Because instant photographs are simply magical.
And there is just something about a printed paper photograph that makes the captured memory more special… more visceral… more precious. (And it’s fitting because today, June 29, is National Camera Day!)
5) Nostalgic Lists… Because childhood nostalgia makes you smile.
Number 14 will blow your mind! (I’m nostalgic for the days before clickbait…)
6) “Childhood in the Raw“… Because kids living a tech-free childhood is rare these days.
For those of us who grew up before the internet and before iPhones and iPads, we spent a lot more time outside, so these photos are certainly nostalgic… (Question: Will skin cancer rates decrease in the next few decades because kids are not out in the sun as much? Hmmmm…)
7) Happy Birthday! These songs turn 20 this year… Because “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
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8) Camp Throwback… Because who says adults can’t go away to summer camp, too?
According to Camp Throwback: “Archery, arts & crafts, sloppy joes, swimming pools and slip n’ slides, campfires, s’mores, field day, all these things are happening, plus booze. It’s like The Parent Trap meets Wet Hot American Summer.” (Maybe Meatballs meets American Pie!?) They’ve gotten lots of great press, including a recent feature in Live Happy Magazine! (BTW: 2017 dates for the camp are sold out; 2018 dates are still open!)
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9) Bygone Charm… Because whether its vintage, retro, nostalgic, classic… we love it all!
And we just love the look and feel of this IG account! Check out their charming etsy shop for many wonderful “things” from days gone by… Bygone Charm is the perfect name for this awesome internet find.
We’re Loving This Website…
10) Leon Logothetis… Because he is the author of Live Love Explore, The Kindness Diaries, The Mojo Diaries, and Amazing Adventures of a Nobody.
And because he happily shares his wit and wisdom about living an intentional, inspirational, meaningful life with the world all across the web and now on Netflix. And because we are all about kindness here are The Nostalgia Diaries, we can definitely get behind his mission of changing lives with kindness and his awesome kindness postcard initiative. Check out his blog and his books and all his social media including Facebook and Instagram. You won’t be sorry.
So… Tell us about something wonderful you found on the internet this past month!
At The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.