In the past 3-4 years of blogging and social media, I have fostered many online friendships. Some of them have turned into real life meetings in Italy/India and that is a testament to the amazing journey that blogging has given me. Improving online relationships and getting to know my followers/friends has been a lot of fun! I have kept it alive by merging old and new traditions with #ItalophiliaPostcards.
I got this idea from TSBC- an online book club whom I have been following since the past 4 years. I send postcards to anyone anywhere across the world (willing to share their personal details) and once the postcard is received by the person, he/she shares it on Instagram with #ItalophiliaPostcards. It is a really fun way to get to know people and take out time to choose a postcard for that particular person. The point is to bring back the dying tradition of sending out postcards and make social media more fun and less repetitive!!
Some of my favorite postcard sets are below:

I also collect postcards during my travels and send those out. If any of you are interested to receive a postcard from me or even send one to me, please follow me on Instagram (linked above) and reach out to me via email ishitatravel@gmail.com with the subject Postcards. For privacy reasons, it is best not putting your addresses under the comment section here.
PS-If you are not on Instagram, don’t sweat. You can always share on any other social media or even your blog!

41 thoughts on “#ItalophiliaPostcards

  1. great idea! I tried something similar and got a lot of interest but then in the end not a lot of people actually send a postcard!;( I’ll email you:))

  2. I also like postcards, I have started sending myself one from each place I visit around 2 years ago. I have a collection of 94, hopefully I will make 100 soon 🙂

      1. Thank you! It also brings a lot of joys, when you came back from a short trip to find a fresh memory in the mail box. The only annoying thing is that sometimes they are not delivered.. it happened for around 5 times, but it’s a small error rate. 🙂

  3. Would love a postcard. You can send to my PO box on my website if you like, www,LearnTravelItalian.com and Ill be happy to post on Twitter. One day I will have to get an Instagram account started!

  4. Ages ago, another blogger did something like this and she asked me if I could send her a postcard of Glasgow Botanic Gardens. I asked her to email her address but she never did, nor does she appear to blog anymore. So if you would like me to send it to you, email your address. I’ll reply with my address, though I’m not on instagram. I could tweet it if you sent me a card though.

  5. Lovely idea, Ishita. I’ve wandered through your blog occasionally but not for a while. I spotted this on Anabel’s monthly roundup. I have a blogging friend who always sends me postcards on her travels (expecting one any day from Lodz in Poland 🙂 ) and I always used to collect postcards myself. I’d like to add to your list but I’m pushed for time right now. I will be in Portugal for 5 weeks from next Wednesday so I’ll email you my UK and probably Portuguese address too. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Jo 🙂 I’d love to send you a postcard in my next batch! Postcards are so fun. What do you do with the postcards?? I am planning to frame 4 of them together soon. My favorite ones. Have fun in Portugal!! Looking forward to sending you a postcard

      1. I always planned to mount them or do something useful like a coffee table decoration, but I’m not very handy. 🙁 Mostly they sit around in boxes. 🙂 Will email you later.

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