Free Postcards + FREE Postage without Leaving Home

June 17, 2008

I’ve definitely enjoyed using our photos as postcards, but even though I can use our free photos, postage will still cost (once I use up my free photo stamps). However, I recently discovered Hippopost, which allows you to upload a picture of your choice to be used as a postcard (you can also add a message). Hippopost will then print the postcard and the postage is covered by advertising (mailed to the US and Canada only–I’m guessing you could send them if you are located internationally, but would have to send them to a US or Canadian address).

They are able to do this for free by placing a small advertisement on the postcard. So long as you don’t mind sending a postcard that has an advertisement on it, this is a great freebie! I just ordered a postcard, so I’ll update once we receive it. If you’re on a trip and want to send a postcard–all you need is an internet connection and a digital photo (you can actually select one of their images and just add your message, too)!

Works for me!

See update here..

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  • Michelle@Life with Three June 18, 2008 at 8:04 am

    What a great idea! I’ve never heard of that before. Can’t wait to try it — some of our distant relatives would love it, I’m sure!

  • Wani June 18, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Thats so cool! Thanks for sharing! Come on by Wani’s World sometime!

  • June 18, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Wow! This is GREAT!
    I Love to discover great things like this.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Megan June 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

    wow! great tip, thanks!

  • Niki June 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I just posted about this! Too funny!

    I can’t wait to try them out.


  • CC June 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Awesome!! Have you used it? How big is the ad? I love this idea!!!

  • Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates June 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    That sounds very cool! I will check into it.

  • Erin June 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    This sounds brilliant! I just sent myself a postcard as a trial run and I am so excited to see how this works. Thank you for sharing the fun! πŸ™‚

  • Memarie Lane June 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome, thanks for sharing.

  • Rachel June 26, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Have you gotten your postcard yet? I haven’t gotten mine and it’s been a week. Just wondering.

  • Keren June 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    No postcard yet. πŸ™ I read somewhere that it takes 7 to 10 days now. We’ll see. πŸ™ I’m anxiously awaiting!

  • Rebecca Kelly Goernandt June 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    We did it too, and are still waiting. Let us know when/ if yours come in.

  • Keren June 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm


    I’m glad you did this. I was actually thinking of you when I mentioned the sending it from an international address. πŸ™‚

    We’ve had some mail problems lately (people taking it), but I doubt that’s what’s happening here. πŸ™

  • Rebecca Kelly Goernandt June 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    =) If it ends up working I’ll be doing it weekly to grandparents/ greatgrandparents! It’s such a wonderful way to get pictures to people who don’t have e-mail!!! But if not, oh well. Doesn’t hurt to try! =)

  • Kim July 7, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Keren – have you received your postcard yet? Noone I sent them to have received them yet. . .

  • free postcards July 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Thats cool!

  • Keren July 11, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Well, I’m guessing (at this point) that Hippo post doesn’t work. πŸ™ I am very sad about this, and sorry to have posted something that I hadn’t fully tested yet.