Remember those things? Were you one of those people who took time out from your vacation to look for a cool postcard to send to the friend or family member who requested one? Me, too!
When was the last time you sent one? When was the last time you said to a friend, "Have a great trip, send me a postcard." Facebook & Instagram have probably played a part in the demise of the postcard. Why bother sending one when you can post a quick pic online with a caption like, "I can't believe how much fun we're having!" Gone are the days of, "Having fun, wish you were here!"
The summer I backpacked around Europe, I was obsessed with postcards. After a long day of exploring I would sit on my bed, freshly showered, and fan out all the postcards. Then I would carefully select which card would be sent to my parents, my grandparents, my friends etc. I sent a lot of postcards that summer.
My aunt recently gave me a stack of mail that I had sent to my late Grandmother. Imagine my surprise and delight when I went through the mail and found some of those old postcards. The ramblings of a 17 year old girl away from home for the first time are priceless!
Anyways, I blame this bout of nostalgia on my impending summer vacation, (we're leaving tonight). I've decided that while I'm away on vacation (nearly 3 weeks) I won't be posting anything on the blog. Of course, I won't be able to stay away from Instagram and if you like my Facebook page you'll hear about what I've been up to (drinking & sleeping mostly).
BUT, if you're like me and still love receiving a postcard in the mail with a few more than a 140 characters (take that Twitter) then email me *your address and I'll send you one. No joke! This is going to be my summer vacation project. I'm going to enlist Pip's help and believe me she's quite the artist so you'll be in for a treat! The postcard will come from either Spain or Holland.
*Rest assured that your address will be kept confidential. I'm just a lone blogger so I won't be selling it or anything.