Years ago, sending postcards to loved ones back home was the best way to stay in touch while on vacation while simultaneously trying to share a bit of your travel experience. But times have changed and so has technology, so here’s what it’s like sending photo cards with MyPostcard.
MyPostcard is a unique product that users can access via the easy-to-navigate website or smartphone app. Their concept of personalized postcards strives to revive the age-old tradition of sending postcards to family and friends but modernizes it in a way that allows for personalization and digital convenience.
The ability to send postcards directly from your cell phone or computer comes with the option of choosing photos from your social media platforms of Facebook and Instagram, or from your smartphone, laptop, or PC. It’s just a matter of selecting a template that appeals to you and your personal style.
Add your customized text, type in the recipients you wish to receive the card, pay online and then return to your vacation while MyPostcard does the rest by delivering the finished product to anywhere in the world.
A confirmation email will accompany every postcard you design and send. Every order is printed by 12pm the following day (excluding weekends), so any delays you might experience with a delivery time are the result of the local postal system.
If you feel like having a little fun, you can psych your friends out without actually being on vacation. Simply choose a design that does not require personalized photos, such as the one shown to the right, then send it out and wait for their reaction.
Sized at 4.1 x 5.8 inches (the standard international size for postcards), users have the prerogative of sending the card as is, or enclosed in a high-quality envelope if your message is private and you would prefer to keep it that way.
If you would prefer to change things up a bit and create a size different from a traditional card, there is the alternative of a 4 x 4-inch square or a fashionable instant Polaroid style. This applies to the template for the photo, not the card itself which has the following formats: postcard, greeting card, XXL postcard or XXL greeting card, XL greeting card, photo prints, framed photo, and a personalized audio greeting card, which takes the concept to the next level.
We were shocked by such a vast selection of destinations and designs that include the choice of a single photo, a multi-photo layout, and even a mosaic for people that wish to send something unique while showing off more than one interesting image.
We were also impressed that MyPostcard has offered a mix of styles that range from modern photography to a retro vibe that harkens back to the 60s and 70s when sending postcards was most prevalent.
We were pleasantly pleased by the quality of the cards, as well as the envelopes. Printed on 300g thick cardstock with glossy lamination on the front, the postcards have little chance of bending or becoming dog-eared like the usual 10 for $5 greeting cards found in most tourist destinations. The envelopes are every bit as sturdy.
But the options don’t end with just postcards. Users have the ability to turn their photos into greeting cards as well, using more than 10,000 templates and the website’s design shop. They have a style and sentiment for virtually every occasion, be it Valentine’s, Birthday, Weddings, Anniversaries, or Christmas. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s easy to use the design shop to create your own complete with personal messages.
Undoubtedly, it’s easy to send photos to friends and family photos via text message. But there’s nothing truly special about that. MyPostcard has invented a way to pay tribute to the tradition of sending vacation greetings (and occasion cards) while staying true to the new digital age. It’s an excellent and affordable option, starting at just $1.99 (US).