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Old 03-16-2019, 09:02 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I got one about ten years ago, Utah, I think, from a 70-yo friend.

I think the last one I sent was from Argentina in 1993, and even then, the stamp was more than a buck. No, wait, I think a couple from Asia in 1996, last one from Dubai.

In recent years, I can't even remember seeing any for sale, except a surprising sidewalk rack of them in Tbilisi. My sister asked me to send her a card from Philippines, I told her I've lived here two years and I don't even know where the post office is, and I have yet to see a Philippine stamp.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:20 PM
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I think the last postcard I sent was 20 years ago from Osaka.

I'm sure they still sell those, but I haven't really noticed as it seems to be one of those things that just became antiquated in the age of the internet and social media.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:07 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I sent over 50 last month, Valentine's greetings via travel destinations. I like to get them and so do my friends. We sent many from the Philippines our last trip. I like the vintage cards and stamps.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Location: Niceville, FL
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I use the TouchNote app to generate and send postcards to people I know would enjoy getting a postcard of a selfie with us in an interesting place.


I think there are other similar services but thia one has been around a while by app standards.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:19 AM
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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The younger generation doesnt even look at these in the shops. With email, texts, FB and other social media, post cards, like actual handwritten letters will/are going the way of the dinosaurs.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:44 AM
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I think the last post card I sent was from the Havasupai Reservation because it was stamped "delivered by mule train". And some from Intercourse, PA because it was "funny".
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:52 AM
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I received one last week that's a total mystery. Kind of an ugly card, actually. Of all the postcards they have of Williamsburg, I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy this one. The message says "Just a note to say hi. Haven't been to Lounge in a while. Hope you are ok Liz Dye"

I have absolutely no idea who that person is, and Google didn't help, either. Doesn't seem to be a person who lives here, although she seems to know a place where I volunteer. And she seemed to know my address. And she purchased this strange card that I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy. I can imagine someone I knew in college doing that as a joke, but nobody I know nowadays. Weird.

Other than that, I do't think I've gotten a postcard in 10-20 years. Probably the last one I got was when my mom went to Italy, and she died 15 years ago.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:48 PM
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I think the last time I sent out postcards was in 2011 when I was in China to my nieces & nephews.

I am not sure when was the last time I received a postcard. But I do remember some years back getting a postcard from a friend who was visiting Germany.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:47 PM
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I love postcards and I still get them occasionally from traveling friends, but not as much as in the past. With the technology we have today, you could "bring" your friends on the trip - there is almost instantaneous pictures and text, also FaceTime where you can show your friends where you are. I still think the charm of postcards is very high and no text can compete with that, really getting a postcard from a far away locale in your mailbox, that brings a smile.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:16 AM
Location: North State (California)
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I love getting postcards & do buy them when we travel, even if it is just a day trip,however, they are getting harder to find. So I do send them, if I can find them. It is a dying tradition.
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