When traveling, we all want something to remember the trip by. Some buy t-shirts, some buy shot glasses, some get little knick-knacks, and others, well, I’m not sure what others buy. But I know that I tend to prefer sending myself postcards as a way of a souvenir.
There are some reasons for this.
Firstly, postcards are affordable! The most I’ve paid for one is $1, and stamps are still very much affordable. I can’t say the same about many other things you normally see in a gift store.
Second, they don’t take up much space. I can have a hundred postcards and that would probably take up the same amount of space as a book.
Third, you can write yourself a little special note on the back with, perhaps, why that trip was so special. Years down the line, reading back those notes in your neat (or in my case, chicken scratches) handwriting can be a fun afternoon activity.
This little vintage map box came from Ross for $5ish and I’ve seen similar boxes in all the discount stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods. It fits many postcard sizes except the really big ones. It’s strange though, that postcards come in many sizes and not just a standard one.
What’s your souvenir of choice when traveling?