My Postcards Collection

Updated on October 31, 2019
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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves collecting postcards from friends all over the world.

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My postcards collection is small but, I love them because they stored some of my personal memories. I'm still writing to friends and family in Malaysia. I hope to continue doing this for a long time.
My postcards collection is small but, I love them because they stored some of my personal memories. I'm still writing to friends and family in Malaysia. I hope to continue doing this for a long time.
My postcards collection is small but, I love them because they stored some of my personal memories. I'm still writing to friends and family in Malaysia. I hope to continue doing this for a long time.

When I Was Young

When I was a young girl, I love collecting stamps. I remember every day at school during recess time, my friends and I gathered in a classroom gawking at each other stamps book. We shared, exchanged, and talked about how we can get more stamps to expand our collection. It was such a good memory. I gave my stamp book to my niece fifteen years ago because she started developing the same interest.

A Unique Hobby

I think collecting postcards is a unique hobby. I like writing postcards to family and friends. By the way, I started collecting postcards after my study trip to Italy in 2004. I attended a language and culture course in Perugia. I met a lot of people from different countries, I learned a few foreign words from them, tried new food, and much more. It was a pleasant experience. Over time, I made new friends, exchanged addresses, and agreed to start writing to each other after the course has ended. Some of the postcards I've received are from Italy, Australia, the United States, Germany, Japan, Austria, Indonesia, Poland, and many others.

The Unforgettable Handwriting

I think handwriting is priceless. This is one of the reasons I decided to collect postcards because it's storing traditional handwriting. Some of the postcards belong to my husband because I wrote to him (before we got married). He keeps them as part of our memories. I thought it was so beautiful.

These days I believe many people don't favor writing a postcard or a letter. We rarely see a pen is being used in writing anymore. Nowadays, everything is done on the internet. A message can be sent within a few seconds by the touch of a finger. We also can send e-mails, e-cards, videos, and messages via phone or computer without having to move anywhere. It's faster and cheaper.

Reasons Why I'm Collecting Postcards:

  • Beautiful and artistic front picture/image
  • Foreign stamp
  • Traditional handwriting
  • Nice short message
  • Stays in touch with people
  • Keeps the tradition alive

I hope I can continue writing to people because I enjoy the time I took to write on a piece of a card. I want to keep this tradition alive.

My Favorite Postcards

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1. Perugia, Italy. I received this postcard from Karolina, my classmate in Italy. Perugia is rich with local culture and beautiful mountainous landscape. 2. Krakow, Poland. I received this postcard from a friend while he was on a vacation in Europe. One of the first cities he visited was Krakow. I love this postcard so much! The front image is showing main landmark and building architecture in Krakow.3. Bologna, Italy. I went to Bologna in 2004 during my language course. I received this postcard from a friend who lives there. It's featured some iconic and historical buildings in Bologna. 4. Moab, Utah. One of the first postcards I received from my husband before we met! The image of the postcard was Wildflower meadows in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah.5. Ireland. I received this postcard from a colleague who traveled to Ireland for work. I love the cottages and the scenery from it was so beautiful. 6. Vienna, Austria. I received this postcard from a friend who was in his European trip. He was in Vienna at that time. I love the image on the postcard, is quite funny! 7. Sydney, Australia. I received this postcard from a friend from Australia. I love the peacock's image on this postcard. It was so beautiful. 8. Gengenbach, Germany. I received this postcard while my husband was in Germany for work. I love the Bavarian architecture and the cobblestone street. 9. Prague, Czech Republic. I received this postcard from Prague. One of the cities I wish to visit someday. The black and white image on the postcard is rare and artistic. 10. Venice, Italy. A postcard from Venice. I love the black and white image on this postcard. The gondola through the canal is a significant of Venice!
1. Perugia, Italy. I received this postcard from Karolina, my classmate in Italy. Perugia is rich with local culture and beautiful mountainous landscape.
1. Perugia, Italy. I received this postcard from Karolina, my classmate in Italy. Perugia is rich with local culture and beautiful mountainous landscape.
2. Krakow, Poland. I received this postcard from a friend while he was on a vacation in Europe. One of the first cities he visited was Krakow. I love this postcard so much! The front image is showing main landmark and building architecture in Krakow.
2. Krakow, Poland. I received this postcard from a friend while he was on a vacation in Europe. One of the first cities he visited was Krakow. I love this postcard so much! The front image is showing main landmark and building architecture in Krakow.
3. Bologna, Italy. I went to Bologna in 2004 during my language course. I received this postcard from a friend who lives there. It's featured some iconic and historical buildings in Bologna.
3. Bologna, Italy. I went to Bologna in 2004 during my language course. I received this postcard from a friend who lives there. It's featured some iconic and historical buildings in Bologna.
4. Moab, Utah. One of the first postcards I received from my husband before we met! The image of the postcard was Wildflower meadows in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah.
4. Moab, Utah. One of the first postcards I received from my husband before we met! The image of the postcard was Wildflower meadows in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah.
5. Ireland. I received this postcard from a colleague who traveled to Ireland for work. I love the cottages and the scenery from it was so beautiful.
5. Ireland. I received this postcard from a colleague who traveled to Ireland for work. I love the cottages and the scenery from it was so beautiful.
6. Vienna, Austria. I received this postcard from a friend who was in his European trip. He was in Vienna at that time. I love the image on the postcard, is quite funny!
6. Vienna, Austria. I received this postcard from a friend who was in his European trip. He was in Vienna at that time. I love the image on the postcard, is quite funny!
7. Sydney, Australia. I received this postcard from a friend from Australia. I love the peacock's image on this postcard. It was so beautiful.
7. Sydney, Australia. I received this postcard from a friend from Australia. I love the peacock's image on this postcard. It was so beautiful.
8. Gengenbach, Germany. I received this postcard while my husband was in Germany for work. I love the Bavarian architecture and the cobblestone street.
8. Gengenbach, Germany. I received this postcard while my husband was in Germany for work. I love the Bavarian architecture and the cobblestone street.
9. Prague, Czech Republic. I received this postcard from Prague. One of the cities I wish to visit someday. The black and white image on the postcard is rare and artistic.
9. Prague, Czech Republic. I received this postcard from Prague. One of the cities I wish to visit someday. The black and white image on the postcard is rare and artistic.
10. Venice, Italy. A postcard from Venice. I love the black and white image on this postcard. The gondola through the canal is a significant of Venice!
10. Venice, Italy. A postcard from Venice. I love the black and white image on this postcard. The gondola through the canal is a significant of Venice!

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      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        Thank you so much, Linda. I love your summer holiday story with your family. I love writing postcards to family and friends whenever I'm abroad. It's the best way to express my feeling to them through the short message but, of course, they knew that I was well wherever I am at that time. I admit this tradition is dying, but I still hope we can make this culture continues.

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Your collection is lovely, Liza. You've reminded me of a tradition in my childhood. When my family or our relations went on their summer holiday, we all sent postcards to the rest of the family showing scenes from where we were staying. I'd forgotten about that tradition until your collection reminded me of it. I wish people sent postcards more often today.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        You're most welcome, Liz. I miss the old ways of communication through postcards and letters. I remember when I was a student abroad, I sent postcards every week to my family and friends. I love writing a short message, go to the post office to buy stamps, and post the mails. I hope there are ways to save this tradition. By the way, good for you, Liz. I hope you will keep them and maybe in the future, you can pass them to people who care about these old treasures.

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        Liz Westwood 

        7 weeks ago from UK

        Thanks for sharing your collection. I was recently abroad and commented on how we no longer send postcards. Many in the shops were growing faded from being exposed to the sun. I wonder how much longer in this digital age postcards will be available to buy. I still have some special postcards in a box that we have collected over the years

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