“The postcard is sacred to me. It makes me sad that no one sends them very much anymore because of email and texting. I still like to buy them, but they’ve lost their original function and now just seem like reminders or mementos of what they used to be.” – Elaine Equi

I don’t receive postcards or even handwritten letters for that matter, anymore. When my husband and I first came to Australia, my dad and my cousin and a few friends communicated through letters. We wait for weeks until we receive a response and we get so excited especially when there are photos inserted in the letter. My cousin Sylvia, until the time that she passed away always sent me cards during special occasions and I on the other hand would send her cards back. Whenever she went to a foreigncountry, she would not forget to send me a postcard.

But that mode of communication is gone now and is long forgotten. My kids just send me photos in Messenger in Facebook, of the places they’ve been to.

Here are some photos sent to me by Pat in some of her travels, and I just made it in a postcard layout. For Lens Artist Photo Challenge- LAPC – Postcards

And here are some photos from Tim and Leigh.


  1. chava61 says:

    I think the last time I sent out postcards was 2011 & 2013 when I mailed some from China to my nieces & nephews in the USA. I think they enjoyed receiving them.

    1. Teresa says:

      I guess they would love that since it is something different.

  2. I absolutely adore this post because of your creative touch. I never imagined that you could make postcards so cleverly from your own photos. You’ve been to some great places, and I would hate to select a favorite, although I’m drawn to the one from Nepal because I loved my time there.

    1. Teresa says:

      These are photos that my kids send me while they are away. Some of the places here I haven’t been. But Nepal I believe is such an awesome place and my daughter was inspired by the place so much so that she had a One Woman Exhibit of her photography that she took there. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. ❤️

      1. How impressive — a One Woman Exhibit! Genius just runs in the family!

        1. Teresa says:

          It does run in the family because aside from my dad, my husband and I are also both advertising people. However, we both weren’t able to practice it when we moved here to Australia. Thanks again for the comment!

  3. Angela says:

    I remember times when we were writing cards and letters. And I still like cards because it is so personal and warm. I even send a card to myself from Vatican City, when we were there on our vacation. 🙂You made very nice cards. I like them.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Angela. I know, that personal touch is the one that is long gone with the technology we are now in. Thanks for the comment.

  4. eklastic says:

    Lovely memories you’ve got there. I also remember the time of letters and postcards but don’t really miss them. When we lived in South Africa a letter took about a week to get there from Germany. When we moved to Zimbabwe we got a fax machine and I loved being able to instantly communicate with my sister who lived in Jeddah at the time. And then, of course, came the internet. But I will miss written communication because one of these days it will all be photos and sound bites.

    1. Teresa says:

      Same, letters from the Philippines took ages. But being very personal is the one I am missing.

  5. dennyho says:

    A wonderful twist on a classic! We can make our own postcards for sending or keeping.

    1. Teresa says:

      True, but should just give it our time and effort.

  6. Natalie says:

    I like how you created postcards with your photos, Teresa. I’d love to visit Nepal one day.

    1. Teresa says:

      That is my daughter in Nepal and my son and daughter in law in Japan. Good on you, my daughter, Pat, really enjoyed Nepal and she was able to climb the peaks. Give us updates if you are able to go!

  7. arlene says:

    I miss the snail mail too.

    1. Teresa says:

      I do too! Kaya lang ang mga nag snail mail sa akin noon e lahat sumakabilang buhay na. ngayon it’s all on email and messenger.

  8. picpholio says:

    Modern times…. we gain…. but we also loose…

    1. Teresa says:

      Well that’s the price we pay. But I guess we get used to it after a while.

  9. Ana says:

    Wonderful collection, Teresa. Hard to pick a favorite, I like them all. Great post!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Ana. Happy that you liked them.

  10. lolaWi says:

    beautiful gallery from your kids, T. so very true – postcards are long gone! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, missing it but on the other hand I guess I am too lazy to write messages to all my friends while travelling. Have a good day Wi!

  11. Leya says:

    Creative! So well done, Teresa. And I miss cards…right now I don’t travel at all, but would love to have cards coming in my mailbox!

    1. Teresa says:

      So, no plans of travelling soon? Here in Melbourne, I think we can’t until maybe next year.

      1. Leya says:

        Next year here as well. But we can drive in our own country, and we might do a day or two to Denmark. That is only an hour away.

        1. Teresa says:

          At least you can go to neighbouring countries. We can’t even go to neighbouring states because of rising Covid cases. Be well A-C

          1. Leya says:

            Oh, I know…but it is slowly rising here too, so maybe they will close the borders again. Stay safe and well.

          2. Teresa says:

            Oh nooo, hopefully not. Stay safe ❤️

          3. Leya says:

  12. JohnRH says:

    Great selections. Pack animals Nepal and Brooklyn Bridge are my faves.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for liking it John. Great places to be at this moment.

  13. Anne Sandler says:

    Wonderful work Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Anne, glad you liked it

  14. Tina Schell says:

    These are really wonderful Teresa – love how you’ve turned them into postcards! Especially like the little quirks like the Parisian food and the shoes on the overhead wire. Clearly creativity runs in the family!

    1. Teresa says:

      I am proud of the creative shots of my kids. Happy that you liked them too. Thanks Tina!

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