We recently got a postcard that may be a first for the Collection – a postcard asking for a donation. I have postcards that advertise things and promote events, but this is likely the first that I have to specifically ask for a donation.
Canada Post did a number on this postcard – note the smudge-type tears in the picture (particularly bad after the word “History”). They’ve done this before (oddly enough, with postcards from their own service). But this is the worst. Bad Canada Post – tampering with the mail, i.e. severely damaging a postcard – is a crime!
Here’s the backside that makes the donation request.
I recently got a notice from WordPress that I’m almost at my limit for their allotment of free storage space. As this blog doesn’t earn any money, I figured I should start shrinking and optimizing my postcard photos before posting them to conserve space. So this post is the first one with a smaller image size and lower image resolution. The file size is about 1/6 of what it would have been otherwise.
So hopefully this will help Deltiology Deity to continue a bit longer.