Awesome Ways to Write Home, From Solar-Powered to Ceramic Postcards

 - Sep 18, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Considering all of the telecommunication technology available today, you have to appreciate how the postcard has held surprisingly strong through the E-storm.

From solar-powered postcards to ceramic ones, this cluster shows how the postcard has remained near the top of the mailing list through nifty innovations and even (gasp!) electronic improvements.

Implications - While postcards have been replaced by ecards for the most part, there is one thing that an email cannot provide it's receiver -- tangibility and a full sensory experience. From postcards that peel to wooden postcards that can be saved as keepsakes, it's apparent that people still value tactile objects regardless of technological advancements.