On 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.
The 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.
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?