DIY: Make Your Own Postcards

I love postcards! I love collecting them, sending them and receiving. But they are hard to find these days. So I bought a kit from Amazon with adhesive templates for making my own postcards.

I’ve been using my own photographs to create a series of Weekend Exploring postcards, which I share each Friday. So I thought it would be fun to use those digital postcards to create actual postcards I can put in the snail mail. I used Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper, which looks amazing on my Epson Artison 1430 printer.

making postcards from photos

Here’s how to make them yourself:

  • Print two postcards per page.
  • Trim them to 6″ wide by 4″ high.

making postcards

  • Peel off the top part of the adhesive postcard back.
  • Align it with the top of the photograph.
  • Finger-press the top edge to secure.
  • Peel the rest of the adhesive off, and finger-press the rest of the template to seal the photo and eliminate any bubbles or creases.

weekend exploring postcard

It’s a great excuse for taking more photos and improving my photography skills. I can already tell making my own postcards is going to be addicting!


2 thoughts on “DIY: Make Your Own Postcards

    1. I don’t know when postcards started to become extinct. Probably when email and texting got so popular. The adhesive sheets from Amazon work really well to make your own.

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