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#ItalophiliaPostcards

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:



https://www.instagram.com/p/BW9dzskAZZi/?taken-by=italophilia
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!

42 Comments

  • […] did the #ItalophiliaPostcards series a couple of years ago and would love to start it again if anyone’s interested?? Writing a postcard reminds me of […]

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  • voguishlychic
    January 16, 2018 at 8:04 am

    This was on of your best initiatives babe 🙂

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    • Ishita
      January 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you🤗🤩

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  • Forestwoodfolk
    October 5, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    A lovely tradition you have here, and a great way to build a friendship. I will follow you on instagram, so you might get a postcard from me one day.

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    • Ishita
      October 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you so much dear 🙂 I’d love to send you one too in my next batch. It sure is a great way to know people across the world..xx

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  • restlessjo
    October 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    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. 🙂

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    • Ishita
      October 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      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

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      • restlessjo
        October 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        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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        • Ishita
          October 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm

          I know mine too. Hope I can use them later 🙂

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  • […] also joined in with Ishita of Italophilia and her #ItalophiliaPostcards project. Exchange a postcard with her and share the results on social media. Ishita’s card of […]

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    • Ishita
      October 3, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Thanks dear 🙂

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  • dailyint
    September 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Really great idea with postcards. Love it!

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  • Wajeeha Abid
    August 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

    wow 👍 great!

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    • Ishita
      August 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

      thanks! 🙂

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  • Anabel Marsh
    August 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    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.

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  • stellalucentellc
    August 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    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!

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    • Ishita
      August 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      I’ll check it out, would love to send you in my next batch 🙂 Good luck with Instagram!!

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  • petraisgone
    August 9, 2017 at 3:16 am

    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 🙂

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    • Ishita
      August 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

      That is absolutely wonderful. I’d love to see pictures if you have of them.

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    • stellalucentellc
      August 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      I love this idea! Sending a post card to yourself also gives you a good idea of when others in the states will (or if they have) receive theirs. Thanks for sharing.

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      • petraisgone
        August 10, 2017 at 2:10 am

        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. 🙂

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  • Martin D. Redmond
    August 9, 2017 at 2:42 am

    What a cool idea!

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    • Ishita
      August 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Thanks for sharing Martin 🙂

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  • Kickin' It With Rae
    August 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love this idea Ishita! I will send you an email 🙂

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Grazie Rae, just reverted 🙂

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      • Kickin' It With Rae
        August 9, 2017 at 12:14 am

        I look forward to a postcard from some exotic place that you are going to 🙂

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        • Ishita
          August 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

          Haha I hope too 😉 No travel yet..xx

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  • Questa Dolce Vita (@questadolcevita)
    August 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Yay! I’m e-mailing you!!!

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Yay!! Excited to receive one too 🙂

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  • Stefania Bufano
    August 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Make Italy Yours.

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Stefania 🙂

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  • shubhammansingka
    August 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Yay! What a wonderful photograph that one is and the postcard idea is so charming. Definitely meeting up next time in Delhi.
    Shubham

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Yay!! Yes definitely Shubham:) and thank you!!

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  • Tanja
    August 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    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:))

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I know right. I felt the same. But I’m still going to keep sending. I’ve replied to your email 🙂 many thanks!

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  • amindfultravellerblog
    August 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome idea Ishita. Xx

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    • Ishita
      August 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Many thanks as always 🙂

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  • ultimatetravel8
    August 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    What a great idea!

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