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My Postcard Wall

What you may have noticed in the My Adventure Book post is that I have a postcards on my wall. I started collecting post cards when I was 16 and on a school trip in the US.

green wall with post cards from: Lanzarote, Torremolinos, Tanger, Philadephia, Washington DC, New York City, Shakespeare & Company, Paris, Disneyland, Dublin, Kilkenny, Adare, Cork, Dublin, Limerick. Ireland, USA, Spain, France, MoroccoOn said trip I visited Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, and kinda-ish Newark because we flew in and out of Newark Liberty Airport and stayed in a hotel there but didn’t actually get to see New Jersey properly. I only decided to do this half way though the trip which means I don’t have any from Baltimore or Newark, but I’d love to revist those places one day. Six years later I’ve added post cards from Morocco, Spain, and France, as well as from other cities in Ireland. Although over the 22 years of my life here, I’ve probably been to almost every county, I started collecting Irish postcards much later than international ones so although I’ve seen the vast majority of the country, including some of Northern Ireland, right now I only have Kerry, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Clare, and Kilkenny on my wall.

post cards from Ireland: Galway, Kilkenny, Kerry, Cork, Dublin, LimerickThe goal is to one day have a whole wall of my house covered in postcards, like wallpaper. I’d love to see as much as the US as possible, especially Californa, Salem Massachusetts, Ohio, Nevada, and Hawaii. I also really want to visit; Canada, Australia, and Japan.

Post cards from Spain, Lanzarote, Torremolinos, Morocco Tanger, USA, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, France, Shakespeare and Company, Paris, Disneyland

It always makes me smile seeing my postcard wall because it’s a constant reminder of all the wonderful places I’ve seen. Postcards have been declining in popularity over the years, as nowadays people can just message their loved ones while away or post pictures to Instagram. Before you sent a postcard, and hope it arrived before you got home. I only send postcards to one person, and the rest I get is for myself. I’d be sad to see postcards go if the day comes that they stop being produced.

Do you collect anything from your travels?

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8 thoughts on “My Postcard Wall

  1. I used to collect stuffed animals from places I’d travel. I can’t recall why I stopped but I sort of wished my mind told me to collect postcards instead as they’re much cheaper and easier to decorate with. A part of me would want to just order some postcards online from the places I’ve been and then start collecting from new places.

    You have a great postcard wall! Hope it grows tremendously in the years to come!

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  2. This is such a wonderful idea, and I never thought to do it! We always buy postcards for one person who hangs them up, but never for myself! I might start now haha – great post! šŸ™‚

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  3. I have a bunch of penpals so I usually buy postcards on my travels to send to other people. I don’t actually buy them for myself but on the flipside I’ve had people send them back to me from all over the world so I have quite a good collection.

    I hope you can add many more to your collection šŸ™‚

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  4. This is such a great idea. I used to collect postcards and put them in a scrapbook but it became very time consuming! Now I collect fridge magnets from my travels – I love that they’re reasonably inexpensive and can fit easily into hand luggage.

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