Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Postcard Love

What's not to like about postcards, except maybe bad pictures, right? What's one of the best things about them? You can make your own! Not necessarily your awesome handmade ones, but postcards made from your own photographs. They make you look professional; and relatives and friends will think you're super smart when they get one. Putting their faces on a few will score you major points. Best of all, they're fun and inexpensive. 

Imagine sending one a week to your college bound freshman when they're away from home for the first time. They're all homesick and eating bad food, but when they open their mail box and see a postcard of grandma, grandpa, the family dog and pictures of their going away party, why . . . Shucks, they might get really homesick, huh? 

Well, imagine sending postcards of baby's first steps, first tooth, first whatever, to dad in Iraq. I know, I know . . . But dad can tape those postcards above his cot in the tent where he sleeps. No recharging necessary. Or what about sending your best friend postcards of you after you've decided to let the gray take over. :) It's not so much the photos alone, it's the messages on back. I read the postcards I get over and over, just like I do my letters.

So, having given you the soft sell, and no, I don't own stock in Apple, please take a look at my first Apple postcards. I'll show you the ones I ordered from a company whose name shall remain nameless, when I'm having a really bad day.

Ta da! Photos of my very own irises, coupled with my very own ladybugs make beautiful postcards. At least I think so. I hope you will too.

This is a shot of the back. I used a fountain pen on all the ones I sent. The stock loves ink. I did make a mistake though: I used my blotter on several cards when I should have left well enough alone. Blotting actually lifted bits of ink. 

I ordered cards with the air mail border for obvious reasons, but I had more than enough choices. I'm already going through photographs for my next order. These pretties came as promised: Within 3-5 business days. They were here before I knew it, so I forget how long it actually took. Apple mailed them from Cali. All I know is, I'm a happy postcard-writing camper.

Sending you much postcard love and handwritten hugs!

This Limner

P.S. I ordered via iPhoto. 


  1. Thank you!

    I've had requests for prints of the original photograph. :D

    I like the cards you made for your friend. They're so lucky!

  2. Okay I have said this one hundred times over , you are so crafty and creative . I love it .

  3. I forgot to leave a quote for the day so here goes :
    A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
    Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart"
    — Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. Awesome!! I will have to look into this. I have never ordered anything from iPhoto, but I have been tempted..you may have just swayed me. =)

  5. Thanks again phonelady61. I love being an artist-photographer-writer. :) I'm limited only by my imagination. I just hope no one here tires of me sending them some of my "creativity." I've almost used up six of those postcards. I'm working on something nice for domestic mail.

  6. Pen Thief! Hey. I can almost guarantee you'll like the results. So please be swayed. I'd like to receive your first postcard. :)

  7. I'm guessing this service is only available to those with an iphone or other i product. Is that correct? If I'm wrong, can you provide a link?

    I've gotten postcards made from moo.com several times and been very happy with them, but I'm always looking for less expensive, good quality places to have them made.


  8. Thank you for this card ♥ :) I received it yesterday :D