We’ve been staying in touch with family and friends using a combination of Facebook, FaceTime, What’s App, Skype, Google Hangout and email. But it’s the regular postcards to our children that’s given us the most fun, and got the best responses.
The montage above shows us posting them at the summit of Mount Fuji, the top of Shanghai Tower, and just now in Hong Kong.
Perhaps it’s because the young don’t send and receive postcards anymore. Or the realisation that this little bit of card has physically travelled around the world.
They are: hand-picked from a tourist shop, covered with our handwriting, touched by others and machines on route, transported in postal sacks on several planes, sorted at various post offices, walked around on foot, and then actually posted through their letterboxes.
To our kids that’s probably more amazing than an email or an Instagram.
Our son is putting them all in a frame to hang on his wall, and our daughter has them pride of place in her bedroom.
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