I received one in the post last weekend, not for me or any of my housemates, but from the father of someone who had obviously not told mum & dad he’d moved out a month ago! It was a nondescript beach somewhere in France, and dad said the sun was shining and the pool was nice. And that was pretty much it. Postcards are odd things, aren’t they?
I’m not entirely sure why we send postcards nowadays, what with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram being so apt for documenting our trips and sharing our own pictures… Sometimes I wonder if I’d be better sending a status update than writing a postcard.
But we do send them nonetheless and sometimes they can be quite fun.
My favourite was definitely one of a stark naked, perfectly tanned Australian man, looking out to sea – back (or should I say very pert bum) to the camera – on the whitest sand beach I’ve ever seen. My Grandma also has a pretty cool collection of postcards from the Second World War that were sent between a soldier and his fiancé… It turns out he also had a mistress on the side!
They’re bizarre but very personal things sometimes, so I want to be nosy and find out about your best postcards? Was it something sentimental? Or just plain hilarious?