This is not something that you always think about or something that most people would spare sometime to think about unless they come across it; but postcards are a real thing even in today’s world — sending, receiving, collecting. I can unabashedly say that I love postcards and postcards collected during or from travels have a special place in my heart. During the times that I am not traveling I love to receive postcards from people who travel and from others who indulge in sending postcards to people from different parts of the world.
In midst of some rare midnight snacking and crunching some banana chips that I had zero intentions to devour, but for some want of munching — I had no option but to have some junk!
However, I do want to make your postcard indulgence explicit enough so you can take it to the next level.
Postcrossing is a website that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from different people residing in different parts of the world. That’s real postcards, not electronic! It’s a simple idea — for each postcard you send, you will receive one back from a random postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
The site talks about how receiving postcards from different places in the world can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises. Like the founder of Postcrossing, there are lots of people would like to receive real mail, specially in the form of postcards — irrespective of their age. Count me in! Browsing on this website has made me believe it’s a user friendly website with a smooth interface and loads of happy members.
Postcardly is another website that lets you email a photograph from your phone and they turn it into a postcard for you. This site also mentions of it having an android and iOS application for those of you who would like to check this on your phone. Postcardly began with some enthusiastic family members wanting to do it for their grandmother who preferred receiving something on snail mail. It meant she could hold on to it and feel it with her hands. They also have a free trial when you start.
They also have a faqs page to clear any doubts you might have regarding your postcards being mailed through U.S mail.
Mypostcard is a website that also seems to have an android and iOS application for those of you who prefer the application as compared to the website. They offer services in the form of photo postcards, photo greeting cards, set of personalized postcards, set of personalized greeting cards, photo prints, XXL cards and audio cards. They stamp and mail all your postcards worldwide — from anywhere to everywhere! The site has some good reviews that you can check and decide for yourself.
Cardsinthepost is a website that does not have any phone applications. It is a stand alone website and as the name suggests you can make a real postcard online and send it anywhere in the world. All you need to do is choose a picture from any of your devices, write a message and add a postal address. You do need to pay them and they will print and post it for you. You can use this site from any device.
There is this pleasure in choosing postcards during your travels and posting them from that country either to yourself or to family and friends, during other times you always have these that are listed above.
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