Postcard Correspondence Party at Fairfield House

Deborah at Fairfield House is having a correspondence party and I've joined.
She has written a great post about the dying art of written correspondence and has set up a McLinky to encourage some good old fashioned postcard writing.

My mother had a nice collection of lovely old postcards that my paternal grandmother in Manchester, England exchanged with her husband who came ahead to settle in Canada. My grandmother and my dad's brother followed a few years later. My dad is now 80 and he was born in Canada when my uncle was 17 so these are pretty old. Here is one of them:
This one is postmarked 1916:
Some of the postcards my mother inherited from her mother-in-law were for special occasions and were not posted:
We are going to send each other postcards, preferably about ourselves, our town, state (or province in my case), etc. I asked and Deborah said that Canadians are welcome too. When Deborah has received a card from all 50 states, she is going to have a give-away. I've already received an address request from one of the participants.

If you like to hold handwritten notes, join us…it’s going to be fun. One of my dreams is to visit all states, provinces and territories in Canada and the U.S. Getting postcards from many of these places is something I am looking forward to. McLinky is up over at Fairfield House. I hope to get a postcard from you.


  1. Elizabeth,

    Thank you for the shout out and the beautiful post. I love that you have the 'love' story of your grandparents. I have post cards between my grandparents. My Gram was at a camp with my mother and aunt and wrote to my Pop complaining that he never writes or comes to visit them. The next post card from my Pop is telling her she shouldn't be angry any longer because he rode his bike all the way there in the rain just to visit her -- this was a 40 mile trip ONE way!
    Look forward to receiving your post card. Thank you so much for participating!
    - Deborah

  2. Hi, Elizabeth. I think this is really neat and it is AWESOME that you have those postcards from so long ago...what a treasure. I joined in and will be sending a card from Georgia. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I see you are interested in the postcard exchange. Please email me so we can trade info. I'm so excited by this project.


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