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:
Taken at Brownell Memorial Park in Morgan City.
Taken at the Jungle Gardens on Avery Island.
The interior dome at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Taken at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.
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.
Taken at Laurel Valley Village.
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.