How to create your own photo postcards

November 11, 2011 · Print This Article

Since the internet came into the picture, postcards are usually the last thing we think of when we need to send someone a message. But the power of the written letter (or postcard) is widely underestimated. Many people still value receiving a personalised postcard – whether it’s sent as a gift, to notify somebody of a birthday celebration or simply to say “thinking of you” or “wish you were here”.

Mass-produced postcards, or gimmicky postcard marketing, won’t always give you the reaction you want, but designing your own unique photo postcards will give you a golden opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind message.

Give your friends, family, colleagues or employees something special with tailored photo postcards. The best part is that you can easily make them yourself!

Create your own photo postcards

  • Choose your pictures: If you want to remind somebody about a trip you had together – use pictures of your vacation (preferably something with an interesting – but not too busy – background). If you are creating photo postcards as a Valentine’s Day gift, use pictures of you and your loved one together. Choose the picture you will be using wisely because you don’t have much space to play around with.
  • Use simple photo editing software: If you are using Photoshop, look for “make your own photo postcard” tutorials on Google or YouTube. There are many great, easy-to-follow tutorials that will give you step by step instructions on how to create photo postcards with photo editing software. Even if you already know how to use your editing program, it might still be worth your while to browse the internet for a few extra ideas.
  • Get the right supplies: You will need photo paper (or ‘peel and stick postcard backing’) for your prints. Make sure you use a high quality printing machine so that your pictures are clear and vibrant.

Contact Minuteman Press Hyde Park for photo postcard design and printing.

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