One of the old-fashioned ways to send communication to people including loved ones is by writing letters and sending postcards. For centuries, the post office had been very busy handling outgoing mail and delivering them. The documents and parcels they were handling were not just letters to love ones but business correspondence and important government document as well. At one point in time, in certain places, mail was delivered twice a day once in the morning and once in the afternoon to handle the demand and the amount of mail.
But so many things had changed over the last decade or two. There was the era of telex machine, then fax machines, then email and now the internet particularly social media. Today, it literally takes mere seconds to send any type of communication to someone even at the other side of the globe. Technology had improved in so many ways for the benefit of a lot of people.
Fortunately, the post office is still in operation today. The most visited cities in the world still have vendors selling postcards to gitty-eyed visitors. So why not send postcards to folks and friends at home just for the fun of it.
I still believe in sending postcards to people I know and care about every time I travel somewhere. Stamps may be a bit difficult to find but it never hurt to ask your hotel or the vendor where to get them. If you’re lucky, they may be selling them.
I love sending postcards even to this day. It shows you made the effort to purchase the postcards, sit down and write something thoughtful and nice. It gives the recipients the element of surprise and later, after frequently receiving them, something to look forward to. The idea that you thought them in your travels make them feel remembered. It is also a good idea to write something that will encourage them to go to the places you’ve been. Do not make them armchair travelers out of them. Encourage them to go.