The world before us is a postcard and I imagine the story we are writing on it.
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What are Postcards ?
•Postcards are rectangular thin card sheets. The word Postcard is derived from two words, Post + Card which means cards which are sent by Post for communication from one person to another at one place to another.
It is used for communication purpose.
One of the unique feature of a postcard is that in this the message is sent to another person without an envelope.
It is generally used to spread awareness among the people relating to a particular campaign so they use this postcard method, where the message before reaching to the ultimate sender reaches to everyone who are the means in that communication process.
Sending postcards is very old method for communicating and people preferred this means because it cost less than writing a letter.
There are postcards which demands a stamp and there are postcards which can be sent without a stamp.
First Postcard – The world’s oldest postcard was sent in 1840 to a writer Theodore Hook from Fulham in London, England.
The study and collecting of postcards is known as ‘deltiology’.
As a school going kid I remember when our Hindi teacher asked us to bring postcards to school next day, and then next day he taught us to write a postcard by sending a message to the local leader relating to cleaning requirement in society.
I stayed near the post office, so all the students asked me to bring them the postcard and I remember it cost me 1.50 rupee per postcard and later I collected it from the class.
We have sent 100+ postcards that day.
And the next day our locality was cleaned by that local leader and his members.
So postcards if used nicely can be a helping tool to bring change.
Format Of a Postcard –
Here is my postcard collection, not big collection but Yes, I have some bookish Postcards by PENGUIN INDIA. I got them from The Sunday Book Club as a bookish giveaway prize .