Postcards and The Art of Correspondence

Many in modern society quip that postcards are just vacationers bragging about their life, however traditionalists maintain that they are a sentimental courtesy. The purpose of a post card is to let the recipients know that they are still being thought of, and kept close to heart, even though they may be thousands of miles away. The writer has taken time out of their voyage to think about the folks back at home, and often consider how nice it would be if they could share in the experience.

Post Cards From Walt Disney WorldPost Cards From Walt Disney World

The embodiment of that sharing is the postcard. If you are staying at a Disney resort you'll often find complimentary postcards in your room's stationary kit, and the gift shops of Walt Disney World offer fantastic opportunities to express many sentiments on dozens of Disney postcards. My favorite postcard is from the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Shorter than a regular letter, postcards allow writers to express what's happening on their trip in just a few short sentences, yet offer a unique greeting with more care and heart than an email.

Postcards Can Reflect Art & CulturePostcards Can Reflect Art & Culture

How To Write A Post Card:

  1. Begin the message with warm greetings, you could ask about how things are at home.
  2. Write about something interesting that is going on at your location. Keep the message short and free of unnecessary details.
  3. Avoid making repetitive statements.
  4. Conclude the message with warm wishes and a pleasant farewell.
  5. Sign the card with your name, and the names of other vacationers in your party.

Post cards have been popular in the United States since their deregulation in 1907. At that time, the split back was created, allowing correspondence to be written on the address side of the card, prior to that correspondence was only allowed on the side with the image.

Postcards Illustrate Your TravelsPostcards Illustrate Your Travels

Did you know that postcards are the world's largest collector item after coins and stamps? Postcards also make a great souvenir and continue to be a lovely way to send greetings to those you care for from around the world. Even though recent years have brought with them sizable increases in postal rates, and free e-cards dominate modern card giving, the popularity of the postcard continues to rise.

If you're feeling quirky and want to send a postcard they'll never forget, you can even send one home on a coconut!

Send Your Friends The Most Unique Postcards Ever!Send Your Friends The Most Unique Postcards Ever!

I love postcards, both sending them and getting them in the mail. I find them to be charming and considerate. Do you send post cards? Do you like to get postcards? Leave a comment below and let me know what kind of correspondence you enjoy!

Jennifer wrote on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 11:57:

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I have been sending postcards to my God-daughters since the day they were born...literally. Their mother saves them and then gives them back to me and I mount them into a binder. I use a piece of card stock and cut around the card to make a window and put it in a sheet protector and usually add tidbits about the locale in the space around the card. I always write the date on the top of the card. I try to reflect about the location or whatever is going on where I am or in their life. They just moved into a new home and I mailed postcards to them so that they arrived on the day of closing. They love to go through the books together and talk about all the places. (I did almost miss a connecting flight in Denver buy a postcard; ) and I use to know how to send mail.out of several airports around the country.

I do receive postcards from my brother-in-law law and sister-in-law. They have traveled the world and send postcards back. I use those post cards to decorate the room my God-daughters stay in at my house.

I dont carry a purse and only a small wallet but I always have postcard stamps.

MrHub wrote on Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:28:

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Sent these to a few people, including myself!

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