Personally, I thought sending postcards was quite outdated, till I travelled back in December and realised that they are a great way to get in touch with family and friends and let them know how you're doing.
Do you still use postcards to send interstate/overseas? How often do you send them?
I hope we don't see the end of it, and I always ask people to send me a postcard.
One reason is that it shows we are following their special time away, from us.
I do send them, if travelling....plus it's to let them all know 'all is well'.
In the days gone by, if people didn't get a postcard....something was wrong!
They just couldn't always pick up a phone(I'm talking about 70 years ago).In those days travel was a big deal..... and also just making the call was a cost issue.
You're absolutely right! I love letting people know that we're well by using the traditional methods of letters and postcards - it just feels a lot more special than the digital technology we have sadly grown accustomed to in today's world.
Yes. It is a lovely reminder of a journey to pick out a really nice postcard and send back. At my old work we were all great travelers and would send postcards back to the office along. We kept a wall full of them and it was lovely to see the places everyone had visited. I remember getting a jolt once as I was looking at the wall and noticing a few that I had sent years before. It was a lovely surprise!
I like to when I'm travelling but I haven't done that in a while. My daughter loves receiving postcards from her grandparents when they are away. She can't read yet but she likes the pictures and getting mail addressed to her.
I'll organise to do so when I go to Europe in July this year.
My friends tend to make a Facebook event where you can check back to the comments people have made stating their addresses, which is a great way to have all the info in one place and not take up space in your luggage.