What happened to people sending postcards when they travel? I know that they still exist because I see them for sale at any popular tourist destination and even some unpopular ones. Somebody must be buying them otherwise they would not still be making them. Where are all these postcards that people are buying going?
I used to love receiving postcards from friends and family when they traveled. I say “used to” because I can not remember when the last time I received a postcard. I have a nice collection of postcards that have been sent to me or family members over the years. They are great to have because they show pictures of exotic destinations and they also contain a history of what was going on in the senders life at the time.
One of the most prolific postcard senders was one of my Aunts. When she lived in France and Europe, postcards and letters were how she stayed in touch with the family. Most of the pictures on this page were postcards sent from her. I still have a bunch of these and like to pull them out and look at them every so often.
I also have postcards that I sent to my parents when I was young and in camp or when I got older and was traveling. These are the most interesting because I get to read about my adventures and what I was thinking at that time.
I have to admit that it has been a long time since I have sent a postcard. I think it is because that email and facebook posts are just easier and I do not have to spend time hunting down the correct postage. I still buy them on occasion but never seem to get around to sending one.
Does anyone ever send you postcards anymore? Do you ever send postcards to anyone?
If you are traveling and would like to send a postcard to me and tell me about your adventures, I would love to add it to my collection and feature it on this site. Just contact me through the Contact Form.
Click on the link to see some of my Postcard Collection.