I’m really good at collecting postcards. No, not intentionally. I see postcards I think would be really great for someone and I…. never send them.
I have a Chihuly postcard my sister would love. That’s why I bought it for her. But it is currently sitting on my dresser and has been there for about a year.
Instead of purchasing a postcard, take a photo on your cell phone. Load it into Postagram and they’ll turn it into a real, physical postcard and mail it to your loved one for $0.99 to US recipients and $1.99 for everywhere else.
The cool part is they can scan the QR code on the postcard and save the photo to their phone. (Don’t worry, creepy disembodied hand not included with every shipment).
If the recipient wants to keep the photo but not the postcard, they pop out of the postcard. Sometimes Postagram will let you send branded postcards for free, so this makes being able to pop out the photo even more valuable. (For example, they had Hyatt House themed postcards, but once you popped the picture out, it was just a picture).
The one downside is, you are limited to a twitter-length message on the card despite all that space on it. So you cannot tell grandma all the wonderful things you saw–just that you are thinking of her. (Or if you aren’t thinking of her, just do her a favor and say you are). I read that this is changing soon though.
It will remember addresses, so it also saves the hassle of trying to located someone’s address on the go every time you send postcards.
My favorite part of this is that I can send photos to my grandmother very easily. My immediate family is on instagram for the most part and sees
my trip photos food I’m eating, but she doesn’t have a computer or a cell phone.
Now I can “text” her photos of my fun trips and she can follow along.
I’m tempted to offer to send a certain number of readers a postcard, but it would probably either be a picture of my lunch or the Vegas skyline.