A postcard is a nostalgic reminiscence of a simpler time, a time when people took time out to write somebody something, a time when the postman ringing his cycle bell excited us. I never received a postcard as a kid, but when I did, a few years back, I realised it has always been a part of me. I am not comfortable with the pace the world is moving, because with every new invention, I believe people will live a little less, and the device a little more. With a dystopian future around the corner, a postcard in the mail tells me, moving at a slower pace is still fine, and we can live a little with every passing day.
As we drag our feet towards an inevitable reality, let’s not forget to write once in a while, let’s not forget the post box sitting outside the house, and let’s not forget asking the postman “Post idya?”
Post card brings back the memory of my childhood, today in the time of this email we talk to each other immediately and take any time we talk but what used to wait for a post card was different.
Postcard for me is happiness! Although it is very old way of communicating and with technology, communication has become faster but, when you receive a postcard, it brings a joy. You want to read the story from the other person, which you've been waiting for months. How that small space is utilized with so much of information, well decorated and stamped all over for the journey the card had! Its beyond words :)
B K NAGPAL
Postcard is perhaps the most economical mode of conveying written message. Whatever be the technical advancement, a post card will surely carry appropriate feelings across all areas.
POSTCROSSING is a world wide Society, it may be a wishful thinking if we in India can have an exclusive MEGHDOOT POSTCARD POST CROSSING SOCIETY affiliated to the parent Society but using only post office issued meghdoot postcards, following all but in a limited area. It may give a big boost to new postcrossers in Indfia
A postcard is a way for me to connect with people all across the globe and to make new friends. It allows me to travel the world without stepping out of my house. Receiving a postcard makes me happy as I feel I'm part of the journey along with the person who has sent the card to me. Its a fabulous and engaging hobby.
Dr. Animesh Jain
I am reminded of my Professor Dr. R. P. Pai who often sends postcards as handwritten greetings with his unique signature (Arpee) to wish people he knows or has met, on their or their loved ones' special days like birthday, anniversary etc. It brings such a joy and personal touch to the recipient. I have preserved some of those that I have received. I also remember sending postcards when I was a child. The little joy and the feeling of having accomplished something great was matchless.
K V V S Sudhakar
Post Card is the messenger without wings. In our ancient books it is written that the swan is the messenger between the King Nala and Damayanti. Though in the 21st century the relevance of the post card become less, this is the only way to communicate with their heart to their lovely family and friends,
The first postcard I got, was from my cousin, who was studying in Switzerland.
And this was around 30 years back. And guess what, I still have that postcard. To me, a postcards takes me back in time and what a feeling that is.
"Despite living in a digital world, there are a few things I still like to keep as physical reminders. Postcards are one of them.
Because of Postcrossing, I have received many postcards from all over the world, each one tells its unique story loudly. They inspire me every time to write another postcard. I believe when we write a few lines on the back of the postcard that will not just act as communication but also act effortlessly as inspiration for someone's dream. So whenever possible I take a pen and postcard to write something that inspired me to surprise someone stranger."
I sent my first Postcard when I was 8 years old to my cousin sister. Ever since then I always had a passion for writing postcards and letters. Writing a Postcard or receiving a Postcard is not only my hobby but it has became a part of my life. It is like Learning about different places and people without travelling.
It means, love, passion, waiting, creativity, collection, sharing, meaningful, concentration, seal, sketches, stamps and lot more
Vinayaka A M R
WHAT DOES A POSTCARD MEAN TO YOU? Very interesting and a question to ponder. Sending someone a postcard is not the same thing as firing off an email or a text message. Writing postcards may seem like an old-fashioned choice, but it has taught us some wonderful lessons every time I received a postcard. I do not have to go and search for knowledge, it is directly delivered to me in my mailbox with full of surprises, love and learning. How much it means to someone to know that someone cares enough to send a personal message with a postcard, the message can be read and enjoyed many times during the lifetime and pass them to next generation. It surprises me how much I'm addicted to this hobby and I'm happy that my son Yuvaraj A M R is interested in this wonderful hobby too. He is so excited to see postcards in the mailbox and he wants to read and explain and ask questions about each card. Now he has made few good friends via postcards and he is liking it even more. There is so much fun writing each postcard, decorating it with difference stamps, stickers, artwork and making sure the person receiving & reading it enjoys & appreciates it thoroughly. Hope to enjoy the journey of postcards throughout and sharing joy.
Vinayaka A M R & Yuvaraj A M R
Postcards to me are fragments of the lives and memories of people magically transported across the globe on a piece of paper. Like the two faces of a coin, one side has the symbolic representation of the origin of the postcard while the other side conveys the values dear to the sender transformed into words for the reciever.
My journey with postcards began in childhood where the postman would bring them from near and dear ones living back in my home town. In the absence of telephone and email, the words and pictures on those postcards would tele-transport us to those places and into those lives dear to us.
Today, I enjoy postcards as a hobby but still eagerly look forward to get a glimpse of wonderful lands, practices, occupations, memories, hobbies and literally everything under the sun. All without leaving the comfort of my living room 😊
I curated a set of 100 postcards with people from various ideologies taking each postcard as their muse to put forth the need for social consciousness. And I think, Postcard as a medium for that project helped me connect with amazing people from across the world. Every postcard is a new story. Every postcard is unique. Every postcard represents the trace of humanity. And I love the smell of a simple Post office postcard.
Postcards to me are a twee, appealing, picturesque, charming and pretty but also scenic, attractive, pleasant and quaint.
Greetings of the Day!!
As Passionate Philatelist, I was Collect only Yellow Postcards and Blank Picture Postcards. but in Year 2018, I came in this Community and Started Postcrossing in India. In 2018 I also Started Postcrossing thorugh its website.
Postcrossing gives me lot of friends in India and abroad. I am Very happy to have best friend like a family. Every Postcard gives me a lot of happiness. Sometimes My Papa sent me this kinds Message on watsapp "12 postcards is arrived" :), "today some mails for you" ;)....and i am very exited to get it so fast. Postcrossing is a Global Visit without any Restriction and Visa Process. We get lot of things to know with Postcard and Stamps on it. I am very lucky to have lot of Friends in India, who didn't lives with me but through this hobby they all are with me every time when i saw his/her Postcard. Postcard Collection proves, this is a stress relieve hobby.
postcard - this one word never fails to bring a smile on my face. who knew i would be able to travel the world with just one piece of paper. postcards are tiny stories for me, tiny stories which fly around the world spreading love and confetti. i get to dream with postcards, fulfill all my fantasies. it has helped me say a simple hi to a super hard goodbye. it has helped me imagine a parallel world, know about the lives of people i will never meet, see places i might never see, converse with strangers across the globe. postcards have helped me connect, it has helped me draw lines between strangers and feel for them, empathise for them, feel happy with them, grieve with them, enjoy with them, celebrate with them. a postcard, maybe a tiny piece of paper for many, but for me its a portal to this magical world where anything and everything is possible.
My memory of postcards were the little yellow ones I bought as a kid for half a rupee and the photographs I used to purchase during my visits to famous tourist spots and ASI monuments. Believe me, I was not even aware that picture postcards can be posted similar to the yellow postcards back then. Everything changed in the monsoon of 2018 when I came across Postcrossing and the wonderful world of postcards. My initial idea was to use Postcrossing as a medium to further my hobby of philately. Time proved me wrong. More the postcards I sent and received, I was fascinated with the variety of themes, the beautiful pictures, the colourful stamps and more importantly the wonderful message that each postcard brings. I have made many friends, read some of the most sensible and inspiring quotes, shared my stories with people across the globe and started looking at the world from a different prospective altogether. This would not have been possible without the humble little postcard. Every day is a blessing and we never know what's in store until the next postcard arrives! - Vardhan
For me Postcards become part of my life . Its like visiting around the world without any visa . I always try to learn something from each postcard i received . Every postcard i received is unique of its kind as the sender spare time to write something to me and the feeling when you read the message is much more pleasant than an online message .
I wish postal system around the world never stop sending postcards .
In an age where folks incessantly check their phones for new messages, emails and comments, where “likes” are the golden stamps of approval, this old soul still believes in the good old-fashioned art of putting pen to postcard. As someone who frequents stationery stores, has an address book and actually buys stamps, I can’t recommend letter writing enough. It’s a surprisingly cathartic way to show someone you care and hey, why should phone bills and take-out menus dominate our mailboxes anyways? Spare some time and send a note that’s more than 140 characters to someone you love. It’ll probably be the cheapest thing you do all day but will be most value.
Above all, postcards to me mean kindness, love and a notion of one big world as a family!
I wrote postcards to friends, family, strangers. It always helped to recognize good things in me as well as in this world.
Postcards helped to me to enhance
Empathy, Passion and Gratitude.
The biggest change i saw in myself after postcard writing is I am more humble and grounded.
It is greatest gift i received from my friends.
A postcard is like the first rays of the morning sun which knocks at my door to share happiness. A postcard is like a photograph which captures the writer's emotions and thoughts of that particular moment. A postcard is that tired traveller which travels miles to reach its final destination yet greets it's receiver with a smile and suprise. A postcard shares joy, sadness, curiosity, compassion and above all tolerance and respect for all fellow beings.
My journey with postcards has been quite adventurous. Besides learning many important lessons of life, I met some very beautiful people in my life who has left an ever lasting impression in my life. I believe this 4x6 inches of paper has the capability to revolutionize entire human race and bring about rational thinking, innovation, creativity to mention a few besides other character building qualities.
I look forward to continue my adventure of postcards and I hope to share the immense learning provided by it.
It means someone out there took time out of their busy schedules, to write about their goings on! To me, postcards represent a constant zeal of connecting. Connecting with strangers and friends, with wanderers and homebodies. It represents a souvenir sent with warmth and effort. It means paper-travel.
Amar Deep Anand
A postcard to me is the stroke of fingers to a musical instrument, a breath that puts life in dancing mode within me, a thread that will eventually help me to build life’s portrait over the coming years, the soul searching medium, the quest of unknown, and a gentle touch which enables me to understand life every single time it arrives to me from a distant corner of the world with someone’s touch and always with best wishes. In a nutshell I’m filling my home and life with best wishes through a postcard and it helps me to grow as a human being. In this journey a postcard has been my mentor, a teacher, a friend , a partner, and very recently I realised it as a family. The learning has been tremendous and the fruits have been divine. And the soulful journey continues... with a postcard.
Postcards are a way of slowing down, being mindful and living in the present. In our busy lives when we don't have time to stay connected with our friends, postcards are a way of saying 'hey! I may be busy but I think about you'. Postcards are something material you can hold on to that shows effort and care.
Arun kumar Narasimhan
Post card means a lot to me. I see lot of emotions, joy, sorrow, happiness, dejection, disappointment, people’s feeling in that small postcard. I have seen several people writing a lot of matter about their family, friends, relatives, country and literally everything in small postcard.
I feel happy when I receive a post card from an unknown person which expands my friendship circle.
I like to write and receive more post cards.
According to me a postcard is a little piece of joy traveling several miles. It is a small connection or conversation to brighten someone's day! I smile every time I find out that my postcard reached a friend and it definitely gives me happiness to see that familiar sized card in my postbox.
Postcards are just not pictures of places or drawings to look at. The front of a card is for one to admire but how many had given a thought of what is on the reverse side of the card when it is written and addressed to you. To me when the card is written by someone, whether you know the person or is a stranger to you. The effort the sender had put in is the most important aspect of the card. There is really no meaning in collecting postcards just for the sake of keeping them. An empty postcard on the reverse side means nothing to me. The time, effort, thought that is put in by the sender and writing it on the card is eventually what matters to me. When my mind is not at ease, i take out these cards and read what is written all over again. The words expressed by the sender stimulates the senses and it is an effective therapy to relieve memories , which is healthy to the our brain. So never discard a postcard that someone had painstakingly took the effort and time to write to you. Postcard written by someone to me is something that money cannot buy. I respect every single person who writes them to me. That is the true spirit of an individual and pave the way for a friendship that surprisingly could last a lifetime.
Postcards are like our guest at the gate. Whenever in the evening while entering the house I used to see how many guests were waiting for me. It makes everything enjoyable. It gives an introduction to other cultures, living style, how other people treat you, making you know more about history, geography etc. In short it Makes Life Live for me.
I read this quote once about letter writing and I think it applies for postcards too. It's a beautiful hobby which combines both solitude and good company ! Postcards are something very real and tangible for me, in this rather virtually obsessed world. It's a memento, a keepsake and an heirloom which is passed on to the next generation for the world to see and cherish. You capture that conversation eternally with a postcard !
Also postcard is a symbol of hope for me. It travels across miles and gives happiness to all parties involved : the sender, the postman and the receiver! It also helps me know more about so many amazing people and their stories . It cheers me up and motivates me !
The fact that someone sat down in peace and wrote a postcard to you, makes it so beautiful.
It makes us more 'human '.
Cheers to postcards !
Postcards are precious be history antique.
It's just simply outstanding.
It takes us back to ages.
It time travels .
It helps to understand what happened during a certain period.
Along with this stamps and postmarks add a great value.
Integral part of life.
Postcards are my true treasure, postcards are my love! It's a surprise,it's a joy,it's an excitement,it's a gift. It's a blessing.
Whenever I receive a postcard, whenever someone addresses me,write about themselves and their environment, their hobbies I am too excited,everytime I learn something new. I have good penpals overseas,that's most exciting.
Postcards to me is a Stress- reliever. When I joined Postcrossing 4 years ago , I look for a Postman daily as the Lovers look for their mails in snail-mail period of love.
Postcards brings happiness as it has someone's prestigious words with beautiful stamps.
Through Postcards, I have got true friends where it's tough to find them in our daily-life.
They will again surprise you with postcards from Rare countries understanding your aim to collect cards from all over the world .
Postcrossing should exist as long as this World exists;
I wish to write postcards till the life ends.
“Every postcard has a story,”
It has essence of The Panchtantra and it has flavours of Aesopica. It is teaching "The art of Giving" to millions living souls ,it is also teaching intricacies of " The science of loving an Unknown" .
He is The Guru for pure hearts besides historians, deltiologists,philatelists and research scholars.
My learning under the aegis of Postcard is immense and continuous.
This 4by6 inch of paper truly deserves a Nobel prize for Peace and also next Nobel prize for literature, better late than never.
Stationery items have been my passion since I was a child. Anything fascinating and different caught my eye and neatly filed away. This paved the way for postcards......that colourful piece of stationery that tells you SO MUCH in such brevity. Perhaps Shakespeare was inspired by the humble postcard to quote him, 'Brevity is the soul of Wit.'
It is a comfort for the lonely, a spark of hope in bleakness, an inspiration for a child's imagination and a means to connect with anyone, anywhere and making a new Friend each time! It is indeed Unity in Diversity in action.
I am not sure I can fathom into words what a postcard, what mail means to me. But I am going to try.
A postcard to me is everything. Little morsels of pure bliss that get delivered to my doorstep! Those rectangular pieces of paper, full of life with someones's words and some nation's history in stamps, gives me this ebullient kick of life that keeps me going! Well it's fantastic if they aren't rectangular, I love odd shaped cards! Who doesn't like a whimsical touch? I know Roald Dahl does and I do too.
A means of communication, of empathy, of love, of excitement and kindness; these cards are a culmination of everything we ought to have and we ought to be. And when I get to be the cause of that for someone else, it's not just their day that gets made. It's mine too.
Riek van der Mast
When i started with postcrossing 4,5 year ago i did not know a postcard good mean so much to me. But i found out, there was somebody who did his/her best to find me a nice card. And wrote a nice message, so i learned about a other country, their habits, religion and so much more. And they put a wonderful (sometimes more than one) stamp on.
So when i hear my mail box i know i will be happy.
my day quote:
a week without postcards, is a week without joy
Postcard to me is escaping from work, my life and getting to know someone else only through writing. It gives me a sneak peak into a complete faceless strangers life, their world. Also its kind of therapeutic to write something and send it open to the world to read without having the fear of being judged.
Also in a way being an ambivert postcards help me be an extrovert by being open to a stranger while still being an introvert by being able to do that while still at home.
Postcard is a window to our own little world. Like the magic of Universe, it spreads terrific and terrible stories, blues and greens, good and the bad. Like a snail's time machine, postcards takes you along the rustic memory lanes filled with places, people and flavors. Postcard is a way of showing affection, a way to say we care.
Every time a postcard gets stamped to someone, a distant star shoots across the deep blue sky.
In the virtual world, post cards are a solace. It gives immense happiness to send and receive cards from others. Postcards are imprints of hope, happiness and humanity.
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