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It was cheap, pretty and fast for its day. Little wonder the humble postcard was so popular.  

Posted July 19, 2010

In an age of instant messaging, a handwritten postcard delivered to your door stands out as a quaint but welcome reminder of another time.

It wasn't so long ago when sending postcards was part of almost everyone's vacation routine. And there was a time when the postcard ruled as the preferred method of communication. In fact, Canada has had a long love affair with the postcard.

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Read more about these postcards in the 2010 August/September issue of Canada's History.

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