Over the past year with the pandemic drying up my source of postcards, I’ve had to be really inventive to find any postcards. I’ve found some really great ones during the short time stores have been allowed to be open here in the last year and found some great online sources for postcards too – a few for free even.
The specimen below is one of the free ones I managed to find:
I got this postcard via Explore Canada’s Instagram account. They had multiple great photos of Canadian destinations, but I chose this one with the Northern Lights as it is one of the things I most want to see in my life. (I do think I once saw them in North York, Ontario and had a friend with me who also saw them, but we were both heavy into the sauce at the time of the stellar vision, so who knows?!). My scanner is poor, but this is one of the most beautiful postcards I have!
I composed a message to myself inspired by their caption of “I Miss You. Come Visit?”. Yes, I do miss you travel and places (that aren’t my home and neighbourhood) and I do want to come visit you anywhere very soon! Here’s the back:
“Canada. #ForGlowingHearts. forglowinghearts.ca”
“Hi Glen. Remember when you could travel? Remember when you could go further from your home than 10 blocks? Those were the days, myself! Hopefully, this pandemic will be sufficiently over by this summer that you’ll be able to go somewhere again. Even almost anywhere would be great. Okay, not Hamilton. But almost everywhere would be awesome right now. I think we’ll still need to stick close to home this year. Newfoundland maybe? Thunder Bay even? Niagara Falls at least! Let’s hope the stars align and travel will once again resume this summer. Best wishes for bon voyage. Glen.”
The postcard is a part of a campaign to promote Canadian tourism post-pandemic. Their website offers some great travel destinations here, check it out at forglowinghearts.ca. I’ve been to 7/10 provinces and 1/3 territories in Canada, but there are still places I would love to visit. Let’s hope travel once again returns to us!