Post Card Love

Post cards are my very favourite kind of handwritten mail. The process of sending them is what I like most. Between us, I think picking out the post cards is the best part of the trip.  Twirling the racks and deliberating over images that reflect what I’ve been up to, which of these images should go into the mail for what person. All that fun before you even get to writing a special note to your loved ones! Post cards lack immediacy and electronic shareability, but that’s not a downfall – that’s the point.

Don’t take my word for it, take my friend Debra’s. She has an article about them in The Star’s travel section today!

5 thoughts on “Post Card Love

  1. I have a collection of my grandparents postcards from the turn of the early 1900s, when they were courting. Fascinating images, of “foreign” places with strange names. The fun ones are when they would send one in the morning about having tea together that afternoon . . . and expect a reply, by post!

    Don

  2. You and Debra inspired me to send a high school friend with whom I used to correspond a postcard I’ve had lying around for a few months. It had been a long time since I’d written and mailed something just for the hell of it–pretty exciting! If you send me your address I’ll send you one too.

  3. Wow, “You and Debra inspired me to send a high school friend with whom I used to correspond a postcard I’ve had lying around for a few months” might be the most wretched sentence I’ve ever written!

    1. Grandpaparazzi – That is really, really cool! I am pretty fond of my collection of cards (sent to me mainly by my grandparents) but courtship by post card cannot be beat.

      Joolie! That’s awesome! Let’s trade. I am about 95% sure I have a postcard kicking around here that I bought for you in Montreal – in 2008! Lame.

      1. Also, on a more depressing note, it has been a month and 5 days since I got home from Cuba and nobody has received the cards I sent yet. 😦

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