I have gotten some great postcards recently from different friends and they just make my day, so now it is my turn to return the gesture.
Here are some ideas and guidelines to follow when making your own postcard!
The best part about homemade postcards is you can use materials you have lying around. I used: film camera photos & film strips, anthropologie & free people catalogs, metallic sharpie, paint pens, card stock, index cards, scissors, glue and mod podge.
1. White on Kraft Paper: I love how classic this can look. For this card I just used thick kraft paper (almost like cardboard) and a white paint pen.
-postcards must be at least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x .007 inch thick (like an index card thickness)
-Must be a rectangle
-No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x .016 inch thick. If postcard exceeds these dimensions, it is priced as a letter.
-First-class gives you the best deal on mailing your postcard
-If your postcard is less than .007 inches thick it may be too flimsy and get ruined in the mail.
-Don't forget your stamp!
These postcards would be great for sending out around holidays, birthdays or just any day to tell someone you are thankful for them being in your life. Wouldn't life be more enjoyable if we sent out more snail mail? I think I need a pen pal..
*postcard regulations originally from modern postcard & usps