As many of you know, we’ve been on a mission to send some smiles via snail mail, and you’ve really brightened up our mailboxes with your fantastic postcards from all over the globe. Whether from Melbourne, Australia or Chicago, Illinois, you’ve all added delightful moments that make each of your cards special.
We decided we couldn’t keep all these gems to ourselves, so we’re creating a virtual mailbox here for you to take a look through all postcards we’ve received. Keep your eyes open if you’ve sent one!
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED POSTCARD
It doesn’t matter if you a child or a child at heart, action figures and Lucha Libre wrestling will always be cool! Thanks for the great card Peter! You knocked it out!
LUCHA LIBRE ACTIOIN FIGURES 📍 Mexico City, Mexico
Some of our favorite series of Postcards aren’t purchased on the road, but rather made at home! Who said you had to get your postcards from the farmacia? Not these Community Creators
HANDMADE POSTCARD 📍 Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA
HANDMADE POSTCARD 📍 Albany, New York, USA
✍️: Jessica Edmiston
CAMP CANADENSIS 📍 Pennsylvania, USA
✍️: Kira Silver & Jesse Corinella
GRANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 📍 Granville, Massachusetts, USA
SAILBOAT 📍 Seattle, Washington, USA
✍️: Ray Monde
CONTINUING THE STORY
Postcards that gave some more context to the image they shared.
APOLLO 2 LANDING RESCUE
Note: Hello! My high school best friend’s dad is in this photo. He rescued the astronauts when they landed. We all need a little help sometimes. Especially if we’ve just come from space.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK 📍 Maine, USA
Note: Dear AWA Team, Thank you so much for recently releasing the “Now for the Maine Course” AWA Bulletin! It instantly inspired me to make my first ever trip to Acadia National Park to spot seals near Cranberry Island, hear roaring waves at Thunder Hole, and devour scrumptious seafood with some climbing buddies. It was an amazing action-packed adventure with incredible views that I hopefully was able to capture with an AWA perspective. There’s so many more adventures to share with beauty, grace, & comedy!
BROOKLYN BRIDGE 📍 New York City, USA
Note: Dear AWA, I promise I just now realized that your P.O. box is in Brooklyn & I’m sending you a postcard of the Brooklyn Bridge – how fun! Thank you for gifting thousands of people great art & imagery everyday. I aspire to visit every place you showcase because they’re all filled with so much wonder. Thank you for being you!
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 📍 California, USA
Note: Congrats on the upcoming postcard book! Collecting postcards and vintage postage is one of my favorite hobbies. I can’t wait to send one of yours to my penpals.
SHEPHERDSTOWN 📍 West Virginia, USA
Note: Hello from Maryland, West Virginia! this is a photo of my workplace. I walked over to our sundry shop and found some old postcards (hopefully you received the others) NCTC is a special place tucked on the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry.
MELBOURNE 📍 Australia
Note: Dear AWA, thank you for the lovely email newsletters. I met my husband 13 years ago using the name “Royal Tenenbaum” on an Australian dating website. We have loved the numerous films and introduced our 7 year old to the joy of “Moonrise Kingdom”
MILWAUKEE 📍 Wisconsin, USA
Note: Hey AWA Crew, Greetings from brew city! did you know Milwaukee used to be 4 towns that didn’t like each other? They even had some bridge burning “wars” against each other-crazy stuff! Thankfully the whole city now comes together for some good beer.
HAVANA 📍 Cuba
Note: Hi there AWA Crew! I saw Wally speak at the CEX Conference in Phoenix a few months ago and loved learning about your backstory and some of the cool projects you’ve been involved with. I didn’t actually stay at the Hotel Havana when I visited San Antonio a few years ago, but I had dinner at its restaurant Ocho which also had a cool retro vice. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to next!
DUOMO DI FIRENZE 📍 Florence, Italy
Note: Ciao from Florence. I’ve been following AWA’s account for awhile, such inspiration! Whenever I travel or just stroll in the city, I will look for “The” color combination or little elements. Especially in Italy. So many beautiful details. Art everywhere! Hope you have a wonderful summer time in NYC.
THE ART INSTITUTE 📍 Chicago, USA
Note: Hi AWA! I thought you might enjoy a postcard from the Art Institute of Chicago! Until I read the caption, I. was unaware of the immense popularity of this painting which has been displayed at the museum since 1894. Associate director Paul Jones describes it “It isn’t the portrait of a bird. It’s the portrait of a song presented in stillness, color, and silence.” I think I may have to visit the museum again to soak in this masterpiece!
CARRIBEAN PRINT 📍 Saint Louis, USA
Note: Hello from St. Louis! You are one of my favorite accounts on Instagram & I’m so glad you exist. Thank you for brightening our feeds! I love postcards & last year I sent my friends and family postcard poems. Would you like one? Here’s a poem by Ted Kooser:
Starlight: All night, this soft rain from the distant past. No wonder I sometimes waken as a child.
BLUE HOUSE 📍 Seale, Alabama, USA
Note: Hi! Greetings from Detroit. Looking forward to the postcard collection coming in the fall. This card is from my collection, found during a NYC visit dozens of years ago. Back when stationary stores existed, New York always had fun choices.
PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA 📍 Barcelona, Spain
Note: Hello from sunny Barcelona with amazing architecture! It inspires me to take AWA kind of pictures. Now its time for me to go back home to France. Wishing you all the best!
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 📍 Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal
✍️: João Luís Castlo
Note: Here’s a postcard rom Porto Santo (Holy Port) Island in Madeira. Even though Christopher Columbus live in several places, Porto Santo can claim that he married a local girl. Maybe she’s the reason why he tried to discover new places, who knows? But I’m sure he inspired us to travel and find new places, don’t you think?
GOTT’S ROADSIDE 📍 San Fransisco Bay Area, California, USA
Note: I you’re ever in the San Fransisco Bay Area (CA), you must try this place! Best burger I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of burgers).
BRIGHTON 📍 Brighton, East Sussex, England
Note: Hi! I just wanted to say I absolutely love your book. It combines three of my favorite things–photographs, Wes Anderson, and everything being in very neat lines! Best wishes from Brighton!
MICHIGAN AVE 📍 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Note: Get a load of this toddlin’ town! Best wishes to you and Dexter from the city of big shoulders. Remember–if you’re ever in the area, be use extreme caution when putting ketchup on a hot dog!
MALTA 📍 Malta
Note: Hello from Malta! This is a postcard I saw and loved while visiting Valletta today. I’m a big fan of yours and snail mail both, so I thought I’d send this one to you. I hope you like it!
LAS VEGAS 📍 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note: Greetings from Las Vegas! I love going on virtual vacation through your IG page. It’s always a nice little break during the work day. P.S. I work with your brother, Wynn, at Capitol One. He’s legit the best!
WORD ON THE STREET 📍 Unknown
Note: Word on the street says you’re giving away something fun for sending you snail mail. I truly enjoy sending + receiving postcards just about as much as I enjoy your Instagram account. Recommended to me by a friend, and it does not disappoint. I smile each time I see a post.
Postcards dedicated to the naturally beautiful areas protected by the National Park Service.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK 📍 Maine, USA
✍️: Tony Smith
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK 📍 Washington, USA
✍️: Fans in Seattle
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK 📍 Washington, USA
✍️: Jen & Alex
Note: My daughter & I scoured several thrift stores in search of a cool vintage postcard that had that classic Wes Anderson feel! Hope you enjoy!
Fur, antlers, and fangs. Animals (and postcards) come in many different shapes and sizes. Nonetheless, we love them all!
BLACK BEARS 📍 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
✍️: The Beislers
MULE DEER 📍 Alberta, Canada
CAT WOMAN 📍 Santa Clarita, California, USA
HALASANA CAT 📍 Scotland
TASMANIAN DEVIL 📍 Tasmania, Australia
Postcards highlighting the postal service.
MAILBOX 📍 Brooklyn, New York, USA
✍️: Lisa Menou
U.S. MAIL 📍 Washington D.C., USA
✍️: Sonya S.
Postcards that are as beautiful as the famous landmarks they feature.
MOUNT RAINIER 📍 Washington, USA
RADIO CITY 📍 Manhattan, New York, USA
PIKE PLACE MARKET 📍 Seattle, Washington, USA
RUA AUGUSTA 📍 Lisbon, Portugal
THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL 📍 Toronto, Canada
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