Sending postcard seems to be headed the way of the dodo bird in these days of instant posting your vacation pictures on the intarwebs, and while online has a lot of benefits, there’s still something I enjoy about real physical hard copy postcards. Perhaps it’s another misplaced nostalgia, even as a kid I knew that often I’d get back and see the person before they’d get my postcard, but it was one of those Things You Did.
Anyway, it had been a while since I’d been on vacation, definitely quite a while since I’d been to Hawaii, but I was a bit surprised when I was there over Christmas at how the postcard selection had shrunken. Both in numbers and variety. If you took out the woman in bikini on the beach ones there weren’t a whole lot of choices.
I did find a few that, while I wasn’t super excited about them, would at least serve the purpose. Then later I came across a treasure trove of vintage cards from Island Art Cards, in Longs, of all places. I guess postcards are becoming a quaint anachronistic niche market. Well, if that’s what it takes to keep a few fun ones around.