Nearly 100 years ago on April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turks began systematically killing minority Armenian citizens en masse. During and after the first World War, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were either killed or sent on death marches into the Syrian desert.
This past week, America's most famous Armenians, the Kardashians, traveled to their ancestral home to witness the genocide's centennial and film scenes for their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The trip was so memorable, we've preserved its precious moments in postcards that you can print out and send to loved ones or keep under your pillow forever.
The Kardashians arrive in the capital city of Yerevan, where they are greeted by zealous fans. Some, like the woman carrying flowers, waited hours to see them.
In lieu of flowers, send this beautiful postcard:
Kim Kardashian and her possibly Armenian sister Khloe, accompanied by Kardashian cousins Kara and Kourtni, meet with the Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan in Yerevan to discuss complementarism and the importance of a good bronzer.
Kim wrote of the tribunal on Instagram, "It was an honor to meet the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan who expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots! #NeverForget"
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The clan does some sightseeing around Yerevan, where they visit the Geghard Monastery, the famed Mother Armenia, and a LOVE statue.
How do you say LOVE in Armenian? Figure it out and then write it in this postcard:
Kim's husband Kanye West jumps in Karapi Lich, or Swan Lake, during a free concert.
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The Kardashians travel to Gyumri, their ancestral home, to see where they might have lived had their ancestors not fled the country in the late 19th century. Here, Baby North lights candles at the Cathedral of the Holy Mother.
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Unfortunately, not every Kardashian was available to star in the Armenia episode of their reality show. Sister Kourtney stayed home with her new baby, and brother Rob stayed home because he thinks Kim is "the bitch from Gone Girl." Here, Kim carries around a cutout of his head.
Let the people who stayed home know you're thinking about them with this breathtaking postcard:
In the most emotional part of the trip, Kim and Khloe visit the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan. Both wear jewel-toned jumpsuits.
Instead of a text, send a postcard to your friend with a drawing of what you plan to wear tonight:
After spending five days in their mother country, the family left for Israel. Here, North at her baptism at the St. James Cathedral in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem.
Anoint your loved ones in holy greetings with this lovely postcard:
Postcards by Tara Jacoby.