Are Post Cards Playing Second Fiddle to Instagram?

A postcard in front of the monument for comparison

The postcard trade is a dying one, with the shiny picture on paper being offered in fewer and fewer stores. Is Instagram killing a long-held travel tradition?

“For me, sending postcards is not simply force of habit or a tiny revolt against the “like us on Facebook” inanity of social media. It’s more personal than a generalized cyber-posting or e-blast, and at the same time less narcissistic. Postcards widen the conversation by adding a third element: the image itself, whether tacky or beautiful, generic or informative.”


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