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 and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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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