If you are one of our younger readers, you might have never sent a postcard. This might surprise older readers but many of us remember the days when we’d buy postcards to send to our friends when were were visiting cool locations – and then promptly forget to write and post them.
So I’m not suggesting that we lead a revolution to bring back the postcard – at least, not to send to our friends. For years now, when travelling most of us take cellphone photographs and upload them to Instagram for our friends to see.
But nevertheless I think that there is a place for postcards when we travel today.
SEND POSTCARDS TO YOURSELF!
They make fantastic mementos of your trip and of course you can write on them the details of what you were doing at the time. It’s a little like keeping a travel journal but easier and more fun.
You might send yourself a postcard of a famous landmark in Paris, for example and write ‘just before we went here, we found a fabulous out-of-the-way cafe for breakfast that served wonderful coffee and croissants. We got on well with the waiter, Jean, who had some hilarious things to say about tourists in Paris!’
Write down little details of your trip that you might otherwise forget – ‘remember the fat woman on the donkey’, ‘this was the day Angie tried to speak German’ or ‘the very best bouillabaisse ever!’
Believe me, if you’re on an action-packed vacation there will be plenty to remind yourself about. Getting home and finding your postcards on the mat or in the mailbox is fun and they are so small that they can be stored easily forming a mini album / journal of your vacation.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.