July 17

Postcard Collection

Posted by lori . 17 Comments


I’m spending time in July (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) writing about the road trip I took in June with my mom and one of my sisters to visit relatives in Tennessee and Georgia.

New Postcards

One thing I’ve done all my life is pick up postcards, but what to do with them?

Postcard Album

I have an old postcard album where I keep some of them.

Pages From The Postcard Album

I’m thinking about incorporating some in my Project Life photo albums and storing the odd ones in a box. What do you think? What’s the best way to enjoy and have access to a postcard collection?

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17 Responses to " Postcard Collection"

  • Daisy says:

    Our postcards usually go in an album with pictures of that particular trip.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • Sue says:

    Do you like clean postcards, ie not written on, or prefer ones that someone has written on and maybe a stamp as well?

    • lori says:

      Most of mine are clean because I buy them on trips as souvenirs, but I do love the old ones too. The messages on the back are touching and very interesting.

  • We don’t keep postcards but maybe we should. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  • FInn says:

    We have never hung on to more than a handful of postcards. We hang them on the fridge. I like the idea of an album, hope you go back and enjoy them from time to time!

  • urban hounds says:

    A post card collection is a great memorial. I particularly like vintage post cards. WE must think alike because I have something about collectables on my vintage blog today

    urban hounds

  • Kat says:

    I love the bright orange “I wuv you” postcard! I collect shot glasses, which is odd, because I don’t drink. DK and I are going on a road trip in two weeks, so I’m going to continue collecting shot glasses 🙂

  • houndstooth says:

    That’s a very cool idea! I’ve incorporated them into scrapbooks before, and they are great additions to shadow boxes, too!

  • Patty says:

    I had never seen an album for them. If you have some that are written on, it would be nice to be able to see both sides. You could put them in a flip type photo album if you wanted to see both sides.

  • That’s a great idea. I love the cards you chose to pick up.

  • We have a postcard collection to and have always struggle with what to do with them. Right now they live in a box but it would be nice to be able to display them somehow. Some are so pretty and others so schmaltzy they’re funny. I’ll be interested to see what you decide to do with yours.

  • Fern Reed says:

    I don’t have any postcards!!! I never go any where and I guess none of my family does either. LOL We are home bodies!!!
    Thanks for your visit and I am getting off right now!!!

  • I have never heard of a postcard album, what a good idea.
    Lynne x

  • I like it!!

    Ihave a ton of postcards lying around getting in the way, and I should definitely put them in an album. I like the idea of transparent ‘slot them in’ pages since that way you could read the message on the back, if there is one.

    I did make a book of the postcards I picked up when we lived in NZ. I’m so glad I did! At the time, I made it for the children, but it ended up being me who was most interested!

  • I really try and avoid collecting stuff these days! But I like the idea of your postcard collection and the postcard album is a great idea, I’ve never seen one before.

  • Martha says:

    this album is a great idea for storing and displaying postcards. every post crosser would love one! spotted some intriguing cards in it!

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