If you’ve been looking for a way to make your postcards to home a little more personal, you’ll love Tokyo-based illustrator Haruke Shinji’s stellar stationery creation.
Preserve Your Travel allows travellers to save and send tiny samples of where you’ve been via the post. Each card features a transparent specimen window, which is sealed by two sheets of plastic, savouring whatever it is you’d like to post to your pals in a beautifully designed display.
Some senders opt for posting mementos, like tiny trinkets like stamps and tickets. It’s certainly a unique way to show off the places you’ve been.
Although Shinji’s background is in illustration, she took a punt in design – creating a prototype for the now widely popular product — and it paid off. The paper creation is now produced by Fukunaga Print, a Tokyo-based paper company, and is a whimsical way to send personalised gifts to home.
You can purchase yours here, for just $8 (¥699).
(All Images: Haruke Shinji)
An earlier version of this post suggested sending plant material via post. This suggestion has been removed out of consideration for Australian customs restrictions.