postcard stockpiling

I’m up to having 16 postcards traveling at once on Postcrossing, and buying a few postcards here and there, whenever I’m in New Orleans or someplace, is no longer enough to keep up. I bought 3 postcard sets on Amazon yesterday: a set of NOLA photos from the Times-Picayune, a set of plantation homes of the River Road, and a set of photos of the Court of Two Sisters that was only $2.50. It was less than $15 for all of them. And this morning I got a set of postcards made of my own photos at MOO cards. I’ve done that before, but only in sets of 20; right now they’re having a deal where they give you a price break when you buy 60, so I had 6 of the following photos made into postcards:


674633-R1-15-5A, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken at Brownell Memorial Park in Morgan City.


679883-R1-11-13A, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken at the Jungle Gardens on Avery Island.


683775-R1-13-14, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

The interior dome at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.


684396-R1-12-13, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.


671266-R1-24-0, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken while out on False River, facing the town of New Roads. It was during the first Harvest Festival, which is why there’s a ferris wheel.


688891-R1-01-23, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken at Laurel Valley Village.


689591-R1-06-6A, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Taken at this year’s Muses parade.

San Francisco plantation in Garyville.

Delino Cemetery in Henry.

Taken at Shadows-on-the-Teche plantation in New Iberia.

These aren’t necessarily my best or favorite photos (although I’m certainly proud of all of them, I wouldn’t mail them to total strangers if I wasn’t), and some of them are even–gasp!–digital. Rather, I tried to pick a good assortment of quintessentially “Louisiana” shots, not all one thing or the other. The only photo that I have a “personal” connection with is the Delino cemetery: Delino is my maternal grandmother’s maiden name, it’s on a road named after her father, and right behind it is a spot where the house she was born in used to be. But I mostly included it as a good example of the small rural “roadside” cemetery.

I also thought to have the address of my Facebook page and Etsy shop printed on the cards, so they’ll function as a bit of advertising as well.

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