After a trip it’s fun to reminisce by looking at photos. I’ve also accumulated quite a collection of postcards. Sometimes I think I take so many pictures I shouldn’t need postcards, but that doesn’t seem to matter when I’m looking for souvenirs.
When I was in Italy a few years ago I wondered if I should I buy this postcard.
… or should I buy this one?
I couldn’t decide, so I got them both!
Then there’s the somewhat competitive idea of whether my photo is as good as a postcard of the same scene. I took a picture of telephone boxes in Cambridge, England. Then I bought a postcard that was similar. I can’t decide which one is the better likeness, but I’m glad to have both for the sake of comparison.
I also like unusual postcards from different places. This is a unique card of the astronomical clock in Prague. There’s a little paper wheel on the side of the postcard that turns and shows the scenes on the clock changing the way it does when you see it in person.
Postcards are classic souvenirs. And I’ve enjoyed mine, so they were worth buying!
Meggie always thought that one of the most enjoyable things about going on family car trips was collecting souvenirs. She saved placemats from restaurants that had puzzles to solve and mazes to navigate. She also liked shells (mostly unbroken) from the beach as well as maps from museums. But the postcards she collected became some of her favorite souvenirs. One time Meggie bought an album of postcards that she could look at like a book.
This was another exciting place to visit!
Today she has a drawer full of postcards from places she has been. They are still wonderful souvenirs and they bring back delightful memories.