Preserving Postcards From Travel and Life
Postcards are a cheap, easy way to stay in touch that do not involve you being electronically connected (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). But text messages are not something we keep in a scrapbook, hang on the wall, or display in the house. When we travel, sure, we take lots of photographs, but it’s not just the photos that we should remember: it’s the sentiment and stories behind them. A good tip when traveling, especially if you are not one to buy and write in a travel journal, is to buy postcards that represent your travel destinations or special moments in your life. That’s the first step. The second step is to write something about that day or place as a keepsake. Some people recommend writing the postcard and actually mailing it yourself; others offer the suggestion of just using it as a diary of your travels. Either way, you are collecting memories you can keep.
Now…what to do with those memories once you collect them? I scoured online resources and am offering photos of a few of my favorite suggestions.
Vintage postcards are such a great way to capture time. In today’s world where letter writing is a dying art form (much to my dismay), these postcard suggestions offer a sort of happy medium—you don’t have to write too much on them as there is limited space, but you write just enough to capture a memory.
I love the idea of saving postcards as keepsakes. What do you think about this idea, and what have you done to document your own travel journeys?