Maka's mother set herself the goal to send Maka a postcard displaying a photograph of an iconic landscape from every destination she incorporated in her journey as a means to keep in touch with her daughter and let her share in the experience. At least fifteen have been sent by her. Receiving a postcard is guaranteed to lift Maka's spirits.
The final postcard Maka's mother sent before her daughter became involved in the battle against Asura was sent from a West Asian or North African country and contained the Arabic word for "courage" ("شجاعة", "šajāʿat") in the lower right corner. Intrigued but unaware of the word's meaning, Maka nonetheless took it with her into battle as a charm. Franken Stein provided the translation later and the postcard's message became a crucial source of inspiration when Maka ended up being the last one able to stop Asura.