Living in an age of text messages and online chats, the last thing you’d expect is someone asking you to send them a postcard over the holidays. But for years, sending holiday postcards to friends and family has become a common tradition that both the sender and the recipient look forward to every year. We send these postcard designs to tell our loved ones how much fun we’re having or how thankful we are to have them in our lives.
But because sending postcards isn’t as common as it used to be, the whole practice has left individuals of the younger generation scratching their heads. But to be honest about it, it’s as easy as pie. To let you in on this old-fashioned craft, here are a few things you need to know about writing and sending postcards.
As members of society, we celebrate different kinds of holidays all year round. From Christmas to Thanksgiving, the holiday season is filled with various festivities that bring people from different parts of the world together. So when writing a postcard, what exactly are you supposed to write?
For one thing, holiday postcards have three basic characteristics. They’re often short and to-the-point, fairly positive, and quite predictable in content. Think about it, have you ever read a postcard that’s seemingly negative and gloomy? The whole point of the holidays is to spread positive vibes all around, not to make people feel bad about life. It’s important to keep your postcard as short and as clear as possible, because unlike text messaging, your conversation isn’t a spontaneous one. You could either write your message in a form of a letter, or do it informally by forgetting about the basic parts of a letter. So cut to the chase, say what you want to say, and don’t stress about it.
Remember, a holiday postcard is meant to be fun and casual, even if you’re sending one to your boss (but try to be courteous if you must). There’s no need to overcomplicate things and you don’t have to break the bank to get a good postcard ready. After all, the best holiday postcards are those that come from the heart.
There’s something special about a postcard. It’s the thought that somebody cared enough to think about you at a certain time. But you must be asking yourself, what must a good postcard possess? If you’re planning on making a customized postcard on your own, remember these essential elements:
When writing a postcard, whether it’s a holiday postcard or a travel postcard, keep in mind that its content would depend on its primary purpose. Are you writing to share stories about your trip? Or is this your way of saying thanks for something? Whatever it is, make sure you keep it short and simple. Make your message clear enough for your recipient to understand, yet interesting enough to deserve a reply. You also have to consider whether or not you should adjust your handwriting to fit the size of the postcard before you decide on the length of your message.
Ever noticed how a postcard typically ends up on your fridge door or as a Christmas tree decoration? That’s because most postcards are too beautiful to throw away so easily. We can find an image of a stunning scenery or a graphic design of a particular theme lying on the opposite side of where the message should be. Picking out a postcard with captivating graphics has to be the most fun part of all, considering this is what grabs the most attention. If none of the postcards on the store’s rack suit your taste, try searching online for some good graphics to add to your postcard instead.
Although this is completely optional on your end, it wouldn’t hurt to attach an image that’s relevant to your main purpose. You see, images are always good for safekeeping, especially if you add a little caption to describe it. This will make your postcard a lot more meaningful for the receiver to treasure as well. Not only does it add to the emotional feel of the postcard, but it also gives you the extra space to write a message. But if you already have a customized postcard with a personal image lying on one end, feel free to skip this step.
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s now time to get those postcards done. So practice your penmanship, get your mailing list ready, and consider these eight helpful tips:
The holidays are a time when we get to celebrate the season with the ones who mean the most to us. And there’s nothing more heartwarming, and pleasantly surprised than to get a good old holiday postcard in the mail! It doesn’t have to be the most expensive postcard in store, nor does it need to be exclusive for the widely celebrated holidays. You could always make the most out of a postcard by sending it to people you love at any time of the year.