So, while away last week I, perhaps annoyingly, insisted on seeking out a post office in every town we drove through. Many locations didn't have any stock as there isn't much demand for postcards.
Personally, I think Canada Post should make more of an effort to create more of these cards and promote them. Maybe even come up with seasonal postcards as there used to be back in the early 1900s. They could give Hallmark and Carlton cards a run for the money - head to your nearest postal outlet for your Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Birthday, new baby, congratulations postage paid postcards instead of going to the card shop.
An overseas stamp costs $1.80. These cards cost $1.89 (plus tax). What a deal (if you can find them)
For Viridian's Postcard Blog, I have chosen these rare specimens (click on picture for a bigger view)
above we have a maxi card from 2012 celebrating 100 years of the Calgary Stampede.
below is another western themed card from 2011 celebrating 100 years of Parks Canada
Interestingly, a recent address request brought up a Postcrosser from Slovenia who mentioned in her profile an interest in "all things cowboy culture".
The Stampede is about as cowboy culture as you can get!