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My Postcards Collection

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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves photography, baking, cooking, and writing.

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.

© 2019 Liza

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