For many centuries hand-written notes were the most popular way of communication between family members and friends who were at some distance from each other. Today, traditional correspondence has been almost entirely supplanted by e-mails and text messages. Thanks to them we can get in touch with loved ones at any time and regardless of a latitude. However, they will not replace paper letters and postcards from a trip, which - sometimes stored for decades - were an extremely valuable souvenir. Envelopes with the news from a loved one had been awaited for weeks and those found in mailboxes were collected in larger packets and bound with a decorative ribbon. Love letters and greetings on postcards were kept in special boxes, cases or drawers, as well as dried flowers and small items of sentimental value.