6 Ideas for Personalizing Postcards

Postcards are a fun and easy way to stay in touch with friends and family. But sometimes they can seem so impersonal. Here are just a few ways to liven them up:

  • Break out the fountain pen, colored markers, crayons, or whatever to give your messages a little class, a little color, a little personal flavor.
  • Be clever with your messages. Add inside jokes or write a silly little poem (or a serious one). You could send a riddle or puzzle of some kind (just be sure to send the answer on another postcards in a couple days!) or even write your message so that it can only be read by holding the postcard up to a mirror.
  • Write in the voice of someone else, like a favorite movie character: If Flik and Dot from A Bug’s Lifevisited the beach, what would they find most interesting?

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  • Choose quirky, odd, funny postcards and comment on them in your message. Instead of “Wish you were here,” try “You should have seen this!”
  • Include your own art. Add doodles, stick figures, your own scene . . .  on the front or the back of the postcard.
  • Or, make your own postcard!

Have an idea for making your postcards fun and interesting? Tell us about it in the comments.

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