Sadly, the postcard seems to be on its way out, but just because other travellers are taking to social media over print memorabilia doesn’t mean that you must follow suit. Postcards can be a lot of fun to collect and send to friends or family. That said, finding the perfect postcard takes some hunting—after all, a generic postcard poorly represents the travel experiences you are trying to convey.
A Postcard of Somewhere That You’ve Visited
The most common type of postcard is one that features an iconic location on the front. While this identifies the origin of the postcard quickly, it doesn’t speak to your own relationship with said place. Instead, challenge yourself with the task of taking a location-based picture and printing your own postcard to send back home.
There are many retailers around the world that will print cardstock on demand. If this seems like too much work, then at least find a postcard that highlights something you saw.
A Postcard with Ample Space to Write
Postcards are typically designed only on the front, giving you the flipside to write your own message, place a stamp and specify an address. On a standard post card, roughly 4 inches by 6 inches, it may be a tight fit for all this information, making it suitable only for quick greetings. That said, standard postcards are cheapest to send and quickest to deliver.
If you don’t mind spending more, then upgrade to a postcard measured 6 inches by 9 inches. You can do more with such a size, and it’ll standout from other mail your recipient receives.