Curated by Simba the Wonder Chimp
Postcards are experiencing the same decline as greeting cards. The number of individually mailed (not bulk-mailed [presorted], which are generally ads) cards, preprinted with stamps by the post office and privately printed without postage combined, fell from a high of 3,307,076,000 in 1990 to 1,436,994,000 in 2010.
I'm part of the problem. I can't remember the last time I sent one.
Just to clarify: the 1990 peak wasn't a historical high, just the high from which the current decline started. The most postcards ever sent by the USPS was in 1951: 3,434,000,000 preprinted and 1,073,000,000 non-preprinted cards.
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