Today’s blog post is about remembering to send those Summer postcards!
One of the things I make it a point to pick up when traveling are postcards from the area, even if it is for an overnight or day trip. If I can pick up a postcard specific to the area I find the photography on the postcards offered are usually beautiful and it is fun to send to a friend and/or family member. The gift shop in the hotel or at the local drugstore usually have a pretty good selection. In order to mail while in that town, it comes in handy to have those addresses on hand on your smartphone, or you could be carrying your Anchored Scraps Address Book with you! And you will want to have a few postcard stamps on you.
“I love that works of art are printed so that anyone can buy them. The variety of what they put on little postcards astounds me.” – Leonard Lauder
It may sound like extra work initially but I have found by having created my own ‘mobile letter mailing kit’ that stays in the car, it comes in handy. I have a 8 1/2 x 11 zipper plastic folio and it contains some stamps, a few ink pens (several colors), print out of mailing addresses (from excel), some envelopes and coordinated sheets of paper.
Be sure to include the new Coastal Birds postcard stamps on your postcards! From my June 2nd blogpost on “New Stamps for Rate Change“ it included the New Post Card Rate (.35) Various Coastal Birds – 4 designs Pane of 20and Coil of 100, June 1, 2015 (On Twitter USPS Stamps @USPSstamps). Attribution: Image of Coastal Birds Forever stamps US Postal Service.
My scrapbooks over the years will usually include a postcard I have sent to myself while on vacation – I will have mailed one to myself so when it arrives at my home mail box it includes the date stamp on it.
The post cards are usually quite affordable and by sending we can elevate those day trips/weekend getaways sharing with our friends. And try it out sending one to yourself too! P.S. Wish you were here!
Photo upper left today: Date issued: 1930 – 1945 (approximate). Pub. by The Asheville Post Card Co., Asheville, N. C. Attribution: By Boston Public Library [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons