I recently designed postcards for a leadership training workshop. The organizers were happy and said the cards were a hit. Unfortunately, they were surprised when many of the recipients had no idea how to properly prepare a postcard for the mail. Admittedly, I was surprised too. I’m painfully aware that the vast majority of people don’t regularly use snail mail for personal correspondence anymore. But, have I been remiss in my belief that even if folks don’t send mail, they at least know how to do it when necessary?
Well, I for one, LOVE postcards and if you do too, here’s how to fill one out.
Now that you can see how to fill it out, we can discuss when to send a postcard. Here are three occasions:
While on vacation, it’s nice to send a postcard to friends and family back home to share with them the fantastic time you’re having or all the beautiful scenery you’re seeing. Postcards enable your loved ones to share a piece of your vacation joy.
2. Words of Encouragement
Sometimes a friend needs to hear a kind word or have a reminder of how great they are. A postcard is a perfect way to send a short and sweet, “I think you’re great” or “You can do it!”
It doesn’t take much to show a friend how much you care.
3. Thank You
I believe in the thank you note. But sometimes, in the absence of a full note, it’s best to send a thank you postcard. It’s quick and easy. And it gets the main point of gratitude across. Just say thank you. Gratitude is all that matters.
Sending a postcard is fun, easy and convenient. Your friends and family will love them and they are so much easier to tack on the refrigerator than a text message.