Help Your Kids Start a Postcard Collection

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I recently came across a shoebox full of old postcards from childhood. Most of these were from my parents when they would go away on trips without me, or from friends I had met at camp. At the time, I would hang each postcard up on my door, one by one, as they came in the mail. It was such a highlight! If you escape much without the kids, start sending postcards from each destination and encourage ways for them to collect:

  • Start a book or binder, organized by year or location
  • Create a wall chart, bulletin board, or magnet surface for displaying
  • Hang postcards from a mobile and rotate as new ones arrive in the mail