Postcards - do you still send them while you are travelling? Or do you just text and email? I think it is so much more fun to receive a postcard in the mail. Sure it is often hard to read the scribbled message of the holiday maker but I think it is a lovely way to let someone know you are thinking of them whilst enjoying a fantastic holiday. What is your preferred mode of communication whilst travelling?
Yes and yes!
When I go on holiday, I print all the addresses I want to send cards to on a couple of sheets of address labels, which makes sending postcards much easier. And I love receiving them too! They look lovely lined up on my mantelpiece and the occasional really good postcard will be kept on display for a long time. They are also a good way to have a geography conversation with my son - we talk about the country it's been sent from and look it up in the atlas.
We send them to our mothers who are both in their eighties. It is what they would have done. Then we send them to our grandchildren, because kids just love getting their own mail. I love postcards and have a collection of antique cards from my hometown, many more than a hundred years old.