Remembering to write home. Thanks for hosting.For the company.For the leftovers.For the tradition.Writing postcards to family back home has always had way of keeping us grounded. Its why we made these. TMI alert (only read further if you also nerd out on embracing the history of Travel correspondence) Between 1940 and 1960, every self respecting tourist roadside souvenir shop stocked these. Every national park postcard rack boasted their own designs. They dont really exist today.Generic post adds on Cardstock are so much cheaper, faster, easier, shinier… and modern. You can occasionally find vintage wooden postcards like these on Etsy, eBay and antique stores. But the attempts at versions made now are actually just paper thin veneer run through digital printers. (If you look closely at the print surface on a veneer, the lack of ink bleed is one of the tell tale signs) and – They are not nearly as hardy as the original old school ones used to be. The only difference between ours and the OGs is that back in the day of the Hoover administration, they would have retailed for a quarter and now they cost us $7.49 a piece to have custom made. (And ours will likely take a helluva lot more postage to get to their destination)Wooden souvenir postcards have always had a soft spot in our hearts, which is what they now have a little spot in our camp store.We arent kidding ourselves and realize that we very well may be the only ones who give a damn about staying true to printing methods of souvenirs that date back to the 40s. But were getting used to being the anomaly. The instructions here were lifted from the originals, that explain to “Write in Pencil”. There is something satisfying knowing that the modern technology of a Sharpie marker just won’t work on these things. We made these because weve learned that nobody has ever regretted taking the time to say – and give – thanks.DETAILS measure 3″ x 5″ made with thick Cherry wood board, & silkscreened, one pass in black ink Photo featured is the first made of (then named) Hotel Wandawega, Circa 1929 Made in the USAFirst two pictures : @stemsandforks