Postcards are handy for when the photos either don’t turn out or get lost.
And pretty soon you can do your taxes on them.
It’s official. Betty has lost her mind.
The scenery is here,
wish you were beautiful.
One of my dad’s coworkers did this rather than carrying a camera. He figured the pros got better shots and the cards were all labeled.
I still send postcards when I go places! In fact, there are still two on our refrigerator that are four and five years old. One is from 2012 when I visited Rockport, MA and the other from Amish country in Berlin, OH. My best friend has the ones I sent him from the same places. And I hope to go to New Hampshire this coming summer and I’m sure I’ll send some from there, too!.
I like to send myself postcards when I travel out of the country. It’s interesting to see how long they take to show up after I get back. lol
I only send postcards when there’s something unique about the situation. In Italy, for example, the Vatican has its own post office, so if you mail a postcard from there, the postmark on the stamp shows “The Vatican”. Otherwise, posting my photos on Facebook/Instagram means everyone gets to see everything I’m seeing, at pretty much the same time.
For those who say they buy postcards as insurance against their photos getting lost, etc., I’d simply suggest Google Images for a much broader selection of shots.
Not a bad idea Betty. It would be fun to collect them with the messages you write, that you’re having a good time. I’d put them in their own special scrapbook.
My Grandmother-in-law kept a scrapbook of her postcards from ca.1900. Quite a historical document!