Ideas for your postcards

I love postcards because they are fun and easy, but the question begs to be asked, what to do with them after you receive them?

Here are some of my favorite ideas:

1. Postcard calendar. Hop on over to Design Sponge for full ‘how-to.’
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 2.  Frame them and display on a door or wall. I especially like how this frame from  While Wearing Heels  displays both sides of the postcard.

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3.  If you happen to be like me and can’t resist buying postcards with the intention NOT TO SEND them you could do like Chelsea of  Freckles In Our Eyes did:

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More creative ideas for your postcards

4. Postcards (and their stamps) can be  used when learning about geography, history or art.
5.  Use as book marks.
6. Include in journals or diaries as a memento of your trip.
7. Cut up and make a collage.
8. Lay them underneath the glass of a glass topped table.

Did you receive any postcards this summer?   Where were they from?

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  1. I collect antique postcards. I, in fact, have an antique glass-top table that I bought specifically to display my postcards. I rotate them for the season. I conveniently live in a popular tourist destination, so it’s no trouble to display local cards when it’s not a holiday. I love your idea to keep them in a berry box! I’m definitely going to have to use that!

    • Your postcard table sounds very cool Lisa. Would love to see a picture. I was in Italy this summer so I collected a pile of postcards that I’m hoping to use to make the berry box calendar. I love when you find ideas to use the postcards in creative ways.

  2. I love the idea for the Postcard Calendar. I normally send out letters or cards twice a year, but I could probably do postcards easier and more often! Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

    Your co-host, April

    • Hello there April, Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit. I too think postcards are the best – so easy peasy! I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    • Thanks April for stopping in to say ‘hello.’ Hope you try out that postcard calendar. So great that you send out cards/letters 2x a year! Wow. Love to hear this.

  3. These are great ideas!

  4. Hi Barb,

    Love the ideas for displaying and using postcards, thank you

    • Anita, so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping in. Apologies for such a delayed response on my part – some gremlins got into my blog and played havoc with my ‘comments’ section, but I’m delighted to report that the gremlins have been evicted! I will pop over to see your blog as I think we may enjoy many of the same things.