When you come to Ireland on holidays do you still send postcards home or with the advance in and extensive use of digital cameras in the last few years, has the traditional postcard become a feature length home movie for all the family on your return?
Is the holiday postcard a thing of the past? In my opinion, the answer is yes. I am guilty of it myself (although I have yet to actually find anyone really interested in any of my holiday snaps!) so I have decided to bring it back in any future trips that I may have. Will you do the same?
The delivery of post these days to houses is generally bills, bills and more bills with the odd sales and marketing flyer. Remember the excitement of seeing the post man coming with that little glint of something different in his hand, not just the brown envelopes and asking yourself ‘I wonder who is this from and did the postman just read it ☺ ?!!’
Technology makes it simple to share experiences and memories with everyone at the same time just with a click of the mouse. As we are all connected digitally and while it is the easiest form of communication to stay in touch with many friends throughout the world, has it become all too impassive? Where is the personal touch? The memento? The souvenir?
Wouldn’t it be nice to personalise friendships again? Maybe a humble postcard from your next holiday could be a start. Whether it is the typical sheep, rugged coastline, green fields, looming Castles or the pint of Guinness, let your next holiday to Ireland include a postcard home.