Mail Yourself a Postcard From Each Trip

Mail yourself a postcard
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Most people see postcards as an outdated and old-fashioned way of keeping in touch, and they became a thing of the past with the emergence of social media. If you don’t want to leave them in the past, mailing a postcard to yourself is a great travel ritual you should start, and here are three things that make it amazing.

Affordable Souvenir

Postcards are one of the most affordable souvenirs on the market, and that’s part of the reason why they used to be so popular in the past. Even after you spend a few extra bucks on stamps, they’ll still cost you less than pretty much any other trinket at the souvenir shop.

Waiting Game

It will take some time for postcards to reach you, but it’s fun to play the waiting game. There’s something really special about holding them in your hands and reliving all your amazing memories after reaching home.

Amazing Memories

Postcards are much more than a nice picture—they also allow you to tell a story. It’s up to you what you’re going to write on your postcard, and it will be pretty fun to remember all the special details in the years to come. Other classic souvenirs may be more aesthetically pleasing, but none of them allows you to preserve memories this way.