If you love sending postcards to loved ones from your vacation destination, and picking out souvenirs to take back with you to share with them, here are a few tips to help you choose the postcards and souvenirs that your loved ones will enjoy the most.
- Unless you are going to be away for quite some time, you may only have time to send one or two postcards, so look for some that will give the recipient an idea of your main destination.
Let one of the early postcards that you will be sending shortly after you arrive be of your accommodations. This will serve a dual purpose. Not only will it let the recipient have an idea of what the place you are calling your second home for a few days look like, the address, phone number, website, and other contact information will most likely be included. Should something happen, your loved one would be able to find that information quickly.
Let your next post card be of the main attraction of the area or the one thing definitely plan on seeing.
- Now, you’re ready to collect other souvenirs to take back with you. Let some of those souvenirs be cards that you will not mail, but rather will take back and put into an album for your loved ones who enjoy looking at postcards. If you are visiting a specific place, and you wait to purchase these when you have finished touring it, you may be able to find postcard packages that will have different pictures of the sights you saw.
- For those loved ones who enjoy collecting specific souvenirs, such as t-shirts, mugs, keychains, or other items, pick out something to add to that. If they don’t have collection, select something you know they’d enjoy receiving. Not everyone likes “kitsch” such as miniature outhouses, corncob pipes, or other similar items.