Do you remember sending postcards to your friends when you went on holiday? Perhaps you went to the beach with your parents, or stayed with cousins on a farm somewhere. Maybe you bought postcards as souvenirs because the pictures are better than any photo you could take.
As a kid, our family didn’t go on holidays because Dad was a grocer and it was hard for him to get away. When I was eight we had a special holiday, with my much older sister as well; just over a week visiting Napier, Hastings, Taupo and Rotorua. My sister was about to have a baby and it was the last time it would be just us as a family. I remember that holiday vividly, and still have some postcards we bought along the way.
Our current exhibition, Top of the Shots, has a postcard making table as one of the activities for kids and adults to enjoy. I made one to send to a friend (I’ve covered over her address as I doubt she’d appreciate a bunch of random mail!). I loved making it, and it brought back good memories. If you’re passing, why not drop in and make your own postcard or two?