Don’t you just love the aesthetics that manifest in postcard designs? To others, they might simply be something that pleases our eyes, yet an unspoken sweetness of charm is actually in it. Many millennials, who consider themselves as people with old souls, like to think how the era of digital marketing has extirpated old, ideal romance and has birthed some actions that are not as heartwarming as the olden days.
Although the digital platforms are there to make all things easier to accomplish, it’s no surprise that people who have lived for many years would talk with derision about mobile applications and other gadgetry, which they think are the culprits that forced conventional romance to an ungainly stop. Many would say this is not entirely true, for the sole reason that the advanced technologies that surround us have paved the way for artists to hone their skills and learn or discover aesthetics the ancient days failed to discover. For example, using technology to make postcards more charming than ever.
Travel postcards are very romantic and have existed in the world for many years now. With the help of digital platforms, they have reached the prime of their beauty.
Now you may ask what is there to aggrandize about travel postcards when it’s simply a photograph of tourist spots all over the world. I mean you could just look it up on Google and there you have it. If you’re thinking is greatly attuned to this, it’s about time we revive the old-soul romantic in you.
There are of course reasons why the beauty of travel postcards is not just skin deep, or why receiving them is sweeter than printing a picture of places you’d like to visit for yourself.
You may have seen travel postcards that are displayed in your house or your friends’ houses and think that they have gone to that place. Have you ever tried to ask your friend how their trip was in those countries? Well, usually a postcard does not only signify that they have gone to the place, for these postcards might also have been sent to them by an admirer or someone close to their heart who happened to have visited those countries. Sweet, isn’t it?
Not only that, if you happen to receive a travel postcard from your lover who is wandering the vast regions of the earth, that simply means that he or she is thinking of you and longs for your presence in that country. If you are the type of person who gets cheesed out from receiving a love letter, then just imagine yourself receiving a love letter written in a travel postcard. Romantic, right? You can roll your eyes on this, but you know you’ll cheese out from the deed. Although it is common for travel postcards to be sent to your lover, these are also sent to our parents, friends, teachers, or anyone that you cherish.
Thinking about someone else is a touching gesture that is naturally built into human beings as a byproduct of the combination of longing and love. You can pour all of your feelings into a few words at the back of a postcard, and this is what makes it more beautiful than what a postcard physically is. Additionally, these cards express your deep desire to share the joys that you are experiencing in a country that you are visiting.
You might think of looking for the best postcard as a challenge if it’s your first time sending one to your lover, more so a long-time crush, for fear of not liking your taste. As a suitor, you have to overthink about what your crush desires because of first impressions matter. Here are some guidelines to help you out in choosing the perfect postcard:
It goes without saying that your penmanship is a reflection of what you are as a person. Although this saying does not apply to all, seeing beautiful handwriting makes us think of a person as similarly beautiful. There is an unspoken charm that oozes in such a person, which magnetizes others to him or her. You may have probably left your penmanship to rust for good since in this high-tech age we use our fingers to type in electronic devices. We are even guilty of taking pictures of a blackboard for our notes rather than writing the contents in it. Hone your penmanship by practicing.
There are times where your thoughts are stars forming in an unfathomable constellation. In this situation, you have the tendency to write what enters the stream of your consciousness, thus writing all unnecessary details in it.
You have to always consider the size of your postcard. Even an oversize postcard’s space might not be enough to pour all of your feelings in it. And don’t forget, you might fancy putting stickers and pictures on the back of your postcard. Aside from sending these postcards to your crush or lover, you have to consider your family and friends, who you will also be writing this to. Below are some ideas which can be a good help for you regarding what to write in it:
The details we are talking about this are the name of the recipient and her address. Most often than not, postcards do not reach the recipient because it lacks some information in it. It would be unfortunate for you to have poured your heart out in the postcard just to hear it misplaced or not delivered by postal services.
Creating a travel postcard is just as fun as receiving one. Though we have advanced digital platforms and electronic devices, the charm of making a postcard is still undeniably one of the most interesting things to do in relevance to the practices that have been done way before social media and other online platforms are used as means of communication. A few reasons why travel postcards are still relevant up to this modern day are listed below.
Travel postcards are physical documents. Though virtual communication offers a more convenient and faster way to talk to someone, sending a postcard with a sweet note is something that is more worth keeping. More so, this tool is something that the receiver can hold and see every single time—even without the presence of an Internet connection. Unless you throw or you’ve lost it, a postcard can never be deleted, unlike the online posts that you have made previously. Having a physical document that reflects love, longing and affection is something that can never be replaced by online platform advances and developments. As postcards are documents that you can actually keep, here are a few ways on how you can maximize the usage of a sweet travel postcard:
Travel postcards are more personal. Most social media posts can be seen by other people. Though it is truly sweet to see a person who is proud of saying that he/she misses you, there is something with exclusive communication that makes a moment more memorable. Also, don’t you just love it when you are the only one who is aware of what a person thinks about during a particular time period? Hence, postcards that are shared are also memories being given. If you are far from the person or people that you love, creating and sending a travel postcard is one thing that you can do for them.
Travel postcards capture the beauty of a location at a specific time duration. Travel postcards provide a specific moment in a foreign place, kept and remembered through the usage of a photograph. Since travel postcards are from a different location where the receiver of the document currently is, it serves as a way to show a place through the eyes of the person who sent the sweet postcard.
Let us be honest that there is something with printed photos that makes the act of looking at it nostalgic. When you put the visual focus on a photo, you feel as if you are in the location that it depicts. If you have been to that place before, the feeling of seemingly being able to come back to that exact moment is truly strong and powerful. What more if these emotion-evoking photos contain a short message from someone who is truly important to you?
Physical documents or letters may come to a point where they are no longer needed by a community and only exists in the historical context found in websites. But, thinking about the relevance of physical letters like travel brochures, wedding cards, greeting cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, and many others gives you an idea that perhaps the destined time for them to be considered extinct might not be as sooner as you imagine it.
Of course, the rolling of the dice remains unpredictable. Well, it’s best for you not to concern about the fate of these physical letters and documents and just send these postcards to the people closest to your heart while they are still used in the current.