What are postcards?
Postcards are a great and personal way of sending greetings to your friends and loved ones while you are traveling abroad.
On postcards, you can see natural landscapes, images from the city, or photos of historical and touristic places. You can send these cards with the visuals on the front side to the back of the world by adding the stamps and addresses to the backdrop of the space reserved for you. In today’s digital world, while there is a possibility to share photos within seconds, postcards are becoming a lost sanctuary.
In recent years, the art of the postcards is experiencing a real boom. Postcards have become one of the most common varieties of graphics. Postcards are huge. Types of postcards vary in purpose, appearance, form, manufacture, etc.
Most of us are used to the fact that a postcard is a way of congratulation. Indeed, most of the modern postcards are congratulatory, which is reflected in the content of their decoration.
To understand what kinds of postcards there are, you need to remember the history of their appearance.
It was in the first decade of the 20th century that postcards ceased to be only a means of postal communication and began to develop new functions, including congratulatory ones. However, for a long time, the most popular greeting cards were greetings with a picture of the sights of the places from which the postcard was sent.
And where there is demand, there is a proposal. Postcards began to be produced in whole series and sets, the subjects of images impressed by their diversity.
Today there are the following types of postcards:
– Reproductions of paintings
– The narrow-thematic
How to write a postcard?
Let’s now learn how to write a postcard. For that;
Get a postcard. On the back upper right corner, there is a section reserved for postal stamp.
This back surface is usually divided into two parts: the left side for your own note and the right side for the address of the person you want to send the postcard.
Place the date on the top right of the empty space given on the bottom. It is not obligatory to give a date, but it will give you an idea of when you sent the buyer card.
Then decide whom you will send the postcard.
Write your note. A good thing about writing postcards is that there are no rules. You have a completely customized area and you choose how you want to evaluate it.
Finish your postcard with your signature. This, actually, doesn’t have to be a signature, you can finish your postcard with special and beautiful words.
Where to find postcard templates and examples?
You can buy your postcards or get them online. There are lots of websites offering you free and printable postcard templates. Here is the list of some of them:
- PostcardMania – postcardmania.com
- Stock Layouts – stocklayouts.com
- Printing for Less – printingforless.com
- Modern Postcard – modernpostcard.com
- com – www.printplace.com
- Pinterest – pinterest.com
- Dezrez – dezrez.com
We hope you now have an idea of how to write a postcard; so, buy yourself a postcard or get one online from the websites above and write the postcards to your loved ones!