I think I am the only person that I know of who gets excited over postcards! Yes, that’s right, real excitement! I love them <3 I wrote aboutPostcrossing and Swap-bot a few months ago. I have now started my own little postcard collection. I select some to keep and have also got ones that I send out. I recently got a few sets bought for me to send, but I honestly don’t think that I can send them to other people….is that sad?! Rhetorical question…please don’t answer!
Until I started looking, I never really realised that you could buy books of postcards or collections. I always thought that they only came individually. :-/ My first postcard book came from Amazon as a ‘nearly new’ book, and it has Westies in it! Who wouldn’t love a postcard with a Westie on!
I still find it hard to believe that I haven’t sent a text message for 3 months. I haven’t had a working mobile phone whilst I have been in the US; apparently I should have one in the case of an emergency but I haven’t got round to buying one yet. I still use my iPhone but only where I have wifi and all other communication happens via our laptop.
A few weeks ago, I wrote letters to Grandparents as I thought that it would be nice for them to receive mail from me while I’m in another country. I then received a reply from my Grandma and loved reading it. There are a few reasons why written letters appeal to me:
I can make sure my handwriting is still neat, something that is easily forgotten when we communicate so much through technology.
The anticipation of waiting for post and replies; I love checking our mail box every day to see what we have received.
The thought that a piece of paper for me has travelled across the World makes me smile.
Making other people smile by sending them post also makes me smile!
Even though I don’t collect stamps or postcards (yet), I find it fascinating to see the different designs that are available in different countries.
When I was younger, probably between 7-10 years old, I had a few pen pals. I can’t remember their names as I never kept in touch with them. Writing letters to family made me think about how nice it would have been if I had kept in touch with those pen pals. This led on to me doing a bit of research and signing up to 3 websites, all focused around sending/receiving post!