Friday, September 3, 2010

Postcard Love

My cousin Patricia has just spent the summer studying in London (she actually goes to CSU Fresno) and she sent us a really neat postcard while she was there. I love postcards. I might actually go back to collecting them since so many of my friends are scattered all over the globe. I know Facebook and email are convenient, but nothing beats the thrill of getting something through snail mail (unless it’s bills or a chain letter). Since Marguerite was born, we have been sending photo postcards for the holidays. Mark is a photographer and has been snapping portraits of Marguerite nonstop for fun and practice. It was crazier when our girl was younger (and newer, lol). We sent out postcards for every little occasion. I posted some of them here. There were postcards for Valentine’s Day (something we don’t even really celebrate – this is a perpetual claim of mine; I don’t actually use the greeting, but you should see me making heart-shaped pancakes, cookies, etc. and decorating the place with red… I limit myself to hearts though; no cupids) and Easter. One time I wanted to send an ecard for Independence Day, but I came to my senses in time. I was already thinking of the background and the baby’s attire when it occurred to me that that’s overdoing things. Anyway, the Valentine cards were the first to go and this year, we didn’t do an Easter one either. I think we’re just going to stick to Christmas photo postcards from now on.


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Postcards can be fun.

The Kano said...

Oh, I used to send postcards years ago when I went on vacations, but since the advent of email and Facebook, as you mention, I have not sent any for years. They are a nice personal touch, however. I should grab a few from my new home in the Philippines and send some back to the States.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Sharkbytes: Definitely. Thanks for stopping by. :)

@Dave: I think your friends and family back home would like that. :)