Favorite Things: Postcards Scientifically Proven Positive

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I feel happy when I send a picture postcard to someone I love. Now I know why because  Bill Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health just told me.

Sending postcards is among the 21 scientifically proven ways to instantly improve your life. After publishing this fact in the January issue, people responded to this by… sending a postcard to Men’s Health! Full circle.

Who doesn’t want to instantly improve one’s life?

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After reading this I made this postcard from a picture taken at a recent family reunion.

Where did I put those postcard stamps?

Favorite Things: Picture Postcards

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I like to think of postcards as old fashioned texts. They are a fun way to use photos that otherwise get lost among the hundreds of digital photos on my computer.

The first time I sent a picture in the mail repurposed as a postcard, I wasn’t sure if that was something the postal service would be okay with. So I looked online and found  instructions and decided to go for it.

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I bought 10 postcard stamps so that I always have some on hand when a picture might be a good fit.

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And they are cute too!

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Here are some examples of picture postcards I have sent:

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I thought I should include my “rules” for sending postcards, but I think I only have one- the postcard should not embarrass the receiver so I don’t send pictures of people (except superheroes.)

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This one was sent to my entire family! Who doesn’t need a Captain America postcard?!!