Writing Postcards

Eons ago, I had purchased a book of vintage postcards hoping and wishing that one day I will have children who will indulge me by sharing my love for writing postcards too.  I am happy to report that it’s pay off time!

Over the July 4th weekend my little letter-writer wrote a few cards to many of you.  I wanted to jump up and down as I watched her pick specific postcards from the stash for specific people and then decorate them with drawings and little messages; she even signed her name which looks awfully like the real deal!  I did no such thing though and instead chose to quietly let her be – inside, of course I was dying of excitement!

We had recently read Ten Thank-You Notes by Daniel Kirk, in which the bunny can hardly wait for the pig to finish writing a thank you letter to his grandma. I think this book had a lot to do with why she is always scribbling little notes for everyone.  Yay to awesome books!

So look out for a cute postcard amongst your junk mail and bills! And once you see how good it feels, hopefully, it will encourage you to pick up a letter and a pen too!

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. She writes about everything from travel, food, books, and family. Her current project includes a series of children's books to teach Hindi. She is a native Tar Heel who has also lived in Washington DC and Chicago.

One thought on “Writing Postcards

  1. I send postcards to my family every time I travel somewhere interesting. They probably have about 50 of them. When I did my crazy whirlwind toe through Europe, I sent them one almost every day for almost 3 weeks. It was neat to see them lined up the next time I went home. I can add you to my list. 😊

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