One of the things I most love about postcards is that they are mini travelogues. The front captures the imagery of a place while the back comments or captions provide the traveller to recount their travel adventures.
I used to keep a travel log of my trips, but that proved to be unsustainable. So I figured I’d send myself (or my cat) postcards with my reflections of a favourite places for easy keeping – and now displaying.
Here is one such postcard from my recent family trip to Orlando, Florida. We spent time at Disney World and Universal Studios.
This is Cinderella’s Castle illuminated for Christmas. I’ve seen this castle at Christmas and it was always lit up each night by the Fairy Godmother. The dear old bitty has given the best decades of her life doing this every night for every holiday season. But this year, I was dismayed that Disney has forced the old girl out to make room for Elsa and the other whipper snapper Frozen claim jumpers.
This was a highlight for my daughter, if not me. Here’s the back with the rest of our highlights:
“Hi Bella: We are loving our trip without you! My daughter’s favourites are: Frozen Singalong, Meeting characters such as Anna & Elsa, Halloween party, Harry Potter world, and mini-golf. My wife’s favs are Halloween party, Harry Potter, Fantasmic show, Electric Parade, and Nemo show. Glen’s are Halloween Party, meeting Jack Skellington and superheroes, the Mummy ride, build your own roller coaster, and Electric Parade. Ciao.”
As I have blogged about, Disney doesn’t have the best postcards. But in this case, I love the divided back line of Mickey heads on the back of this postcard.