When was the last time you sent a postcard from a trip? I admit, it’s been a while for me, but it’s a habit I’d like to get back into. In this very digital age, I’m sort of obsessed with print mementos – as silly as they might be. I love the idea of a friend or family member having a collection of postcards from my trips… and having my own collection from theirs.
When I was younger, postcard shopping and sending was a part of every vacation. And I miss that routine. Usually I would do it on the last day I was on a trip, as things were winding down. Or I’d pick an especially rainy or dreary afternoon to write out my cards. I liked the chance each postcard gave me to reflect on the trip and my relationship to the recipient.
I also enjoyed the process of postcard shopping. It took me into stores I would have otherwise not entered, and it made me consider more aspects of the place I was visiting. I even sometimes ended up changing my itinerary based on what I saw on various postcards. There was inevitably some interesting monument or park I hadn’t yet visited.
Take my latest quiz Where Should You Send a Postcard From? to find out what postcard worthy spot you should visit. As always, I’d love to hear about your outcome and comments below 🙂
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on Where Should You Send a Postcard From? Is it true for you?
- When was the last time you sent a postcard?
- Do you still like to send postcards, or do you do something a little more modern?
- Is there anywhere in the world you’ve seen on a postcard and would like to visit? Where?