Did you know that you can send cut out cereal boxes, plates, or plain old photos as a postcard? As long as it meets the minimum size requirement (eh, yes…as we learned when the reply cards I made for our wedding were too small 🙁 ) and does not exceed the maximum, it gets delivered!
With all the recent free photo offers, I’ve been printing pictures and sending them as postcards. Nothing special needs to be done–just send the photo as is.
This is great for those who send postcards while traveling, too: instead of buying postcards (if you have a digital camera), you could simply run into a store with your memory card, print out a few pictures, and mail those.
Here are the postcard size guidelines, as listed by the USPS:
• Maximum size is 6” long X 4 1/4” high
• Minimum size is 5” long X 3 1/2” high
Postcard postage within the US is now 27 cents. (I had some photo stamps that I got with an offer from Cash Crate.)
Another idea for making your own postcards is to cut off the fronts of “used” cards and send those as inexpensive postcards..