Comments on: Postcards http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:29:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Lucie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-605347 Lucie Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:20:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-605347 That’s true, we often send postcards to relatives, even during shorter trips. Even at work, when someone takes a “big” trip abroad for example, they send a postcard to the office! :)

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457728 Sara Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:20:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457728 I like your Guinea Hen. Did you pick that up during your travels in Ethiopia. I have quite a collection now.

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By: Brigitte http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457487 Brigitte Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:48:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457487 Guess I’m a little late on this and didn’t read all the comments. I send postcards from home to my daughter in college very frequently. Since we text and email, a regular letter doesn’t make much sense, but a postcard is interesting alone, and I add a line or two or a good quotation. The clerk at her post office said once when she picked up a package, oh, finally I get to see the girl who gets all those postcards! Made my day. Also, when my kids were little t read a good suggestion to have them write home to themselves a postcard every day as a journal and then bind them with a locking ring when they get home. We did it at least once. I have a huge collection of cards and lots of stamps. I also use them as birthday cards when I can match one up with the right person.

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By: Jocelyn http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457454 Jocelyn Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:19:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457454 My husband sends my kids a postcard every time he goes on a trip for work. Sometimes he beats the card back but my children cherish them and keep them in their treasure boxes. Sometimes my mom also sends the kids a postcard out of the blue for fun. It is great since children (and adults too) love to get letters in the mail and postcards are a cheaper way to do it.

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By: catherine http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457411 catherine Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:59:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457411 We are from Australia… and whenever we are away we always send postcards. I love sending postcards, just a quick glimpse into what we’ve seen and where we have been, sharing our journey with friends and family.I love receiving these too!

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By: Petites Merveilles http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457177 Petites Merveilles Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457177 I love sending and receiving postcards! Its a great way to keep in touch with friends who are far away because it lets them know that I’m thinking of them!!

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457174 Jane Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:48:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457174 Nope, there are at least two of us.

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By: Jane http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457173 Jane Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:47:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457173 Nope,

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By: Manjoor Estate and The Hole Gallery - Life in Sketch http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457127 Manjoor Estate and The Hole Gallery - Life in Sketch Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:12:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457127 [...] Postcards while on vacation? via DesignMom [...]

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By: Anna Swallow http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-457063 Anna Swallow Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:46:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-457063 Perhaps someone has already mentioned this, but for anyone wanting to send & receive postcards with people from countries around the world, go to http://www.postcrossing.com! It is such a fun hobby!

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By: Claire P http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456983 Claire P Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:29:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456983 I’m from Australia and we have a tradition in my family that whenever someone goes on a big holiday we always send postcards to the others back home :)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456954 Design Mom Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:55:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456954 Hah! This made me laugh.

The object is a large ceramic bird I bought in Ethiopia. I shared the souvenirs I bought when I was there in this post, and thought I had pictures of the bird, but I must have forgotten to include it. Oh dear!

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By: The Prudent Homemaker http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456713 The Prudent Homemaker Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456713 I live in Las Vegas. It made me laugh when I read that you described it as over the top! We have never traveled with our children anywhere and there isn’t much in town for children to see and do. They think palm trees (brought in from Arizona) are tall trees (the desert here is treeless). Chances are that they would be fascinated with a regular town with trees, grass, streams, and tall buildings that aren’t ALL hotels/casinos.

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By: PhotoBookGirl http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456688 PhotoBookGirl Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:31:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456688 I think it’s a generational thing. I’m in the U.S. and when I was younger (early 1980s) my friends and I used to send each other postcards all the time. We also used to write long letters to each other. This is before email and social media and before it was common to have a household computer. I think it’s died off for the younger generation here because of texting etc. I still buy postcards as personal mementos and to scan into my photo books. Nowadays I send “virtual postcards” via email to friends. It’s interesting to hear that it hasn’t died off in other countries, but I wonder if the younger European generation is sending out postcards?

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By: Julie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456655 Julie Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:56:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456655 Yeah, okay, so apparently I am the only weirdo who think it looks like a fancy, metal boob. But, after staring at it a while I can see the pheasant possibility.

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By: Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456618 Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:26:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456618 When I was a young girl I actually collected postcards, everyone either bought some for me or mailed them to me for my collection. I even used to mail them to my parents when I traveled. :) I love the feeling of getting mail (that are not bills) and postcards are so fun. I think keeping that tradition is wonderful and hope to pass it along to my kids (when I finally have some).
PS I’m from Canada. :)

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By: Giselle http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456609 Giselle Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:41:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456609 Our family has recently started a tradition where we send our parents and siblings post cards from where ever we go, specially if its an international trip. We love it when we get postcards too.

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By: Gia http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456606 Gia Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:28:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456606 I had the same question too! My guess is some kind of ceramic pheasant.

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By: Mercedes http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456597 Mercedes Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:07:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456597 I tend to buy postcards, write them out, even address them and/or get proper postage, and ten never send them. Since moving to Scotland, though, I’ve written several letters (a few if which are still in my desk…) Partly because I wish I was getting mail, so I thought it would be nice to send some, but also because I just live buying stationery!

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/postcards/comment-page-1/#comment-456574 Lindsay Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:18:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34529#comment-456574 When I was 25, I traveled alone through Europe for 3 months, sending dozens (or more) postcards to family and friends. I also started a tradition (now continued with my family) of sending ourselves at least one postcard from wherever we travel. It is fun to keep a brief record of the things we do as well as have it stamped (especially when it is from another country). We keep the postcards in a wide glass bowl (idea from Young House Love http://www.younghouselove.com/2008/08/post-haste/ ) in order to keep them out and remember our adventures together.

Maybe it is partially generational for US people, but I am 35, and I try to always send postcards. It is too bad that the written word, especially hand written, is vanishing. I feel that taking the time to send a personal note/postcard shows that someone means that much to me. Even on a short trip, I always send a postcard to my parents & my grandfather. Even if they get it long after my trip, they know I was thinking of them.

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