Postcards are one of my favorite vacation souvenirs. Over the years I’ve used postcards to keep journals of our adventures. Instead of keeping a more traditional journal, I purchase postcards and then record the day’s events on them before mailing to myself.
When I arrive home from vacation the mailbox is overflowing with reminders of our trip and then throughout the next week we continue to receive postcards detailing the daily highlights.
Even now that I’ve switched to the more high tech Postagram version of the traditional postcard, I still enjoy recording vacation memories in this manner.
My love of postcards and the memories they evoke makes Florida Memory a favorite website. A division of library and information services, Florida Memory is a collection of photographs, videos, audio files, and exhibits that connect visitors to Florida’s past. I especially enjoy Florida Memory’s postcard collection since I remember looking through similar cards while vacationing in the Sunshine State years ago.
These postcards and many others in the collection remind me of trips taken as a child while vacationing in the state that would become our home.