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When big events happen in your life, what do you immediately do?

Most people post on social media. In fact, 54% of users say the reason they post life milestones is to encourage others to celebrate with them.

But while it’s the quickest and most convenient way to share news, there’s not a lot of sentimental value in a social media post. So why not share your news by creating something you can actually touch, like photo postcards!

Let’s find out how to make postcards and bring a personal touch to this digital world. Are you ready? Let’s get snapping!

Creating Photo Postcards 411

Whether it’s the announcement of a new baby, thank you wedding cards, or a “Wish You Were Here” souvenir, DIY postcards are one of a kind.

Making your own postcards may seem like a lot of hard work. But it’s actually easier than you might think. And it’s a lot of fun too.

How to make DIY postcards? Read on for the 411.

Picture Perfect

Before you start making your own postcards, you’ve got to capture those picture-perfect moments. Of course, you could use a stock photo, but that would defeat the object. Try to choose photos that capture the moment and have a personal touch when compared to a store-bought card.

And don’t forget to give them a few tweaks here and there with filters and photo settings. Even a mediocre photo can look good if it’s edited in the right way!

Change Things Up

But now you’ve got a killer photo, you might wonder how to make your photo postcards pop. No, you don’t have to be a professional graphic designer. Just use the best free online postcards maker app for AMAZING results.

You can add images, colors, stickers, and backgrounds. You can even use fancy fonts and funky layouts to spice things up. Whatever designs you choose, your postcard will be something totally unique.

Add Sentimental Value

DIY postcards with personal photos naturally have sentimental value. But don’t forget to add a personal message. “Wish you were here” might seem a little cheesy, but try to think of a cheery greeting that will brighten up the receivers day.

Whether it’s handwritten or you type it up, a personal message will make your own postcards more than just a standard photo print.

Sharing is Caring

After making your own postcards, it’s time to share them with the ones you love.

You can share it through your social media accounts or directly into someone’s inbox. But the best way to send a postcard is by snail mail. Who doesn’t love receiving things in the post?

Of course, if you’re opting for snail mail, make sure it is up to standard for posting. According to the USPS, your picture postcards should be a rectangular shape. They can either be:

  • 3-1/2″ high x 5″ long and 0.007″ thick
  • 4-1/4″ high x 6″ long and 0.016″ thick

That’s pretty much the same as a standard 4×6 photo!

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

A picture really is worth a thousand words. So instead of opting for a generic postcard, design your own photo postcards. The receiver will, no doubt, hang on to that keepsake forever.

Now you know how to make your own postcards, what other fun stuff can you get up too? Check out the ‘Fun Stuff’ section for some more creative tips.

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One Response to Designing DIY Photo Postcards

  1. Sounds like a great idea for giveaways!

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