My aunt in California sends my family at least 3 postcards a year, especially when she is traveling. It never fails to bring a smile to my face.
After receiving the latest one not long ago, I was inspired to send one to a good friend. It took me less than 5 minutes to do.
Why don’t more of us (including myself) take the time to drop a postcard in the mail now and then? The beauty of postcards in not only do they typically have an interesting image on them; they are also plentiful as I tend to look at the vast assortment when I’m on the road.
Here’s what I am going to do:
My goal is to send 6 postcards a year, with the plan of building up to 12 (one a month) in the years to come.
Maybe postcards don’t excite or inspire you. In that case, I encourage you to write a letter or two per year. I realize “Snail Mail” or letters mailed through the post office has faded dramatically in the last ten years, although don’t you get excited when you get a personal letter from someone? I do.
Remember, don’t use “I don’t have time” as an excuse. Like anything, if it is important to you, you will find the time. The 6 postcards I will send this year will take 1 hour to do in total, including mailing them.
Along with the aforementioned postcard I recently sent, I was also inspired to send two other letters; both with articles in them.
Will you join me in revitalizing the postcard?
The warmth and personal touch of a postcard is a beautiful thing. Let’s not let it become a thing of the past.
Happy Gswede Sunday!
A postcard I saw at someone's home