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The first week of May was National Postcard Week. Yes, I missed it too, which is somewhat surprising because I’m a big fan of postcards. For as long as I can remember, I would find the perfect postcard while on vacation, buy it, write a short note with the date and then mail it…to myself. Two or three others would go to family members or a friend, but the real joy was getting home and finding the postcard in the mailbox.
These days, most people just text, call or Twitter their vacation activities, but it just isn’t the same as receiving a postcard. Sometimes we don’t need – or want – instant communication and Mackinac Island lends itself to that theme. Emersed in an atmosphere that politely reminds you to slow down, it’s almost a fun adventure to find the perfect postcard, sit in Marquette Park while writing out the cards and then strolling down Market Street to mail them at the Post Office.
According to postcardcollector.org, National Postcard Week began in 1984 and celecbrates collecting, designing, trading and of course, mailing postcards to friends and family.
So on your next visit, why not take a few minutes and continue the long tradition of making your friends and family a bit jealous that you're having a great time on your trip to Mackinac Island?