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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USPS Postcard Template

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?!!