The postcard project.

Hello. I’m Sophie, and I’m a deltiologist!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a serious case of wanderlust, however it wasn’t until 2014 that I decided to start collecting postcards from all the places I’ve visited! A simple 50p or so for a reminder of a new city, a new country or a new experience – a keepsake of my own travels. My plan is to write a little description on the back of all the places and landmarks I visited, new food I tried or names of the fantastic restaurants we ate at, and in the future when my collection has grown in size a bit to either display them in a glass top coffee table or frame them and make a sort of travelogue headboard.

So, I’ve included a photo of my current collection – five postcards from the five different cities I visited in 2014 and 2015 (please give my other previous travel blog posts and the upcoming ones for more detail on each place and feel free to get in contact with any questions)! The type of postcards I like to get aren’t the funny ones or aren’t by a particular artist, for example! I love the ones that have as many photos on them as possible! The collage postcards that summarise a whole city and what it holds displayed on one A6 piece of card!


So, during these Easter holidays, I was making a rare visit back home! Searching through boxes of old photos and possessions I didn’t need to bring with me to university, I discovered this gem!


In 2001, an 11 year old me travelled with my Gran and my Sunday School to Raleigh, North Carolina. So, imagine my surprise and delight when browsing through the photos I took to find I had bought a postcard!

Definitely was very proud of my 11 year old self in that moment! So, now my collection has grown to six and I’m so excited to see it grow in the summer again! Bring on Toulouse 2016!

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