Once upon a time, before I was born, distant travel was pretty rare and reserved for the elite who had a month or two to spare getting anywhere or for those who were emigrating somewhere and probably would never make such a distant trip again. Picture postcards became a popular way of letting the folks back home know about all of the new wonders you were witnessing.
With the increase in jet travel, more and more people could afford the price and the time necessary to go see distant lands and postcards became even more popular.
But over the last decade or so, snail mail of any sort has taken a hit because of emails, blogs, IM's and telepathy (ok, not so much the last, but just you wait). My mail box rarely has anything other than bills, catalogs and menus for restaurants in the neighborhood.
So, imagine my delight to come home yesterday and find a lovely card from India in my mailbox. Yup! Anne C. who I've never met but commune with frequently here on the Internewt, sent me a postcard while on her trip. It was a most excellent surprise. Thanks for thinking of me Anne. This rocks!