21st February 2010 by Lisa
If you received last week’s MOOsletter and the special discount for postcards, you may be asking yourself “Why? Why would I want to make postcards? Aren’t they just to be sent to your Nan from the seaside?”
Well, we think sending a card to Nan is always nice and you know Nan isn’t the only one who likes to receive post (hint. hint.) Here’s two examples of the traditional travel postcard with a unique twist.
We loved this set of black and white photographs by Lucie Wicker
of Snowy Boston.
‘s aerial views makes me want to jump on a transatlantic flight right now!
The Mega Business Card
have the unique ability to stop people mid-conversation, but why couldn’t a postcard disguised as a MEGA business card
have the same affect? Jonny Wan’s
cards are definitely show stoppers.
Eleanor Jane’s stand-out promotional postcards are perfect to attract new potential clients. She combined both images and texts to best communicate her full offering.
Postcards as Thank Yous
Postcards paired with a colourful MOO ColourSplash envelope
make a memorable thank you for a client after finishing a job or of course to thank Nan for that birthday scarf. You can choose a set from MOO Ready Made
packs or use your own designs to make it even more personalized.
used a photo collage of her wedding guests for her Thank You notes. Another way to personalize wedding thank yous is to include a photo of the couple with the guest printed individually on a postcard (thanks to MOO’s Printfinity
, it’s easily possible)
Postcards as Art
Making your artwork available on postcards means more can purchase your work. Postcards also work nicely to announce an upcoming exhibition.
Here are two examples of artists (Jim Moore and Natasha Newton who is a designer on MOO) printing their work on postcards.
Postcards as Games
I’ve even used postcards to create flashcards. I created this set of postcards
personalized with family photos especially for my niece and nephew. This way they learned early on that L is for Lisa.
Finally, we had to share this promotional postcard from Matt Woolner
because it made us smile.
“Don’t panic” if you haven’t received the MOOsletter and the discount for postcards. You may want to sign up for the MOOsletter (on the right) to be sure you don’t miss out on upcoming discounts.
PS If all this talk of postcards
has made you want to drop us a postcard, our address is in the footer.