Lens Artists Photo Challenge # 159 – Postcards

This week, Ana Campo of Anvica’s Gallery invites us to consider the theme of Postcards

Here is one of the first postcards I recall receiving- my parents had gone on holiday when I was about 5 1/2 and my sister 4, and they sent this postcard to us where we were staying with our grandparents. I thought it was so cute, I have never thrown it away!

I still have a number of postcards from friends who visited interesting places, but they are filed away and I can’t lay my hands on them. So instead, I will show you a few varying images from a series of posts I created entitled ‘Postcards from my Past’ and then point you to some of the posts I created back then.

And here are some posts –


Linked to Lens artists at Ana’s here


  1. What a sweet postcard from your parents! And so nice that you have kept it for all those years.
    A lovely selection, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Yes, these would have taken my eye in the local shop if I were looking for postcards – that dying form of communication.

  3. Great memories. And cute indeed. One of the first postcards I’ve received was also from my parents. I think I still have it somewhere … but where? My parents were holidaying in the Dolomites and sent me a postcard with a nest of chamois eggs, the parent chamois watching over the clutch. I remember that there were lots of discussions whether this was a true depiction or whether chamois antelopes didn’t lay eggs after all among my friends and me. 😁

  4. Great selections all. The little bears are beyond cute and cool! 😎

  5. Oh what a wonderful response Sue 😀

  6. Beautiful, beautiful – and absolutely wonderful you found that precious card, Sue! So cute.

  7. A sister, Sue? Love the bears!

  8. A lovely collection Sue. Love those cute bears 🙂 🙂

  9. I LOOOOVE that post card from your parents that you kept Sue – so adorable and the love comes shining through. How excited you must have been to get your very own mail at that age! Your own postcard images are beautiful as well.

  10. I love collecting postcards. They are my holiday souvenirs.

  11. oh this is so so cute – so glad you kept it.

    There’s a brilliant account on twitter that shares the front of the postcard and one line from the back daily – sometimes they are hilarious.

  12. I’d forgotten the bear cards. My mother in law – Granny Stella – lived in the Lake District and often sent cards from bears to our two young daughters. They’re probably up in the loft somewhere still, pasted into dog-eared scrapbooks. Thank you for the memory.

  13. Beautiful postcards with beautiful memories with them, Sue. I remember those happy days when I received some cards from some pals. Too bad, I do not do it again nowadays.

  14. Such a sweet memory, Sue. Years ago, we used to send postcards from everywhere we visited. It took up quite a bit of our holiday time, choosing postcards, writing them and then searching for a post office. They often arrived after we’d returned home. I remember my mom-in-law being rather puzzled to receive a postcard from Spain, 3 months after her friend who’d sent it had died. 😳

  15. Pretty awesome that you have postcards still What a nice treasure to have

  16. Ana

    What a lovely postcard from your parents!!! I think it’s adorable that you kept it.

    And love the “Postcards from my past”, well done.

    • Sue

      I was actually amazed when I was clearing out the house when I moved and found the postcard! Pleased you like my Postcards from my Past 😊

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