Do you remember the last time you received a postcard? Anything special about it? Was it a postcard from a friend who is vacationing in another country or another state perhaps? Or is it just something cute from a loved one to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Whatever it may be, I am sure that it gave you a smile - at least.
Postcards have come a long way from their humble beginnings to their current state of popularity. From their early start in 1969 in Austria, postcards printing have become state-of-the-art. In addition to the printed material, postcards are now in the electronic form.
Advantages of an e-Postcard
The internet made everything easy. Gone were the days when you want to send a postcard to a loved one you have to go out and buy one, write your message on the other side, then go to the post to mail it. Nowadays, everything is being provided in the Net. From the picture to the message accompanying your e-postcards, there is a wide variety to choose from, and for every occasion. You could even have a musical postcard.
Sending it is also made easy. No more post. No more snail mail. With just a click your loved one will receive your e-postcard in no time.
AND, e-postcards are cheap – way cheaper than the regular printed postcards. The additional fees from paying postcard printing companies are eliminated. Many sites are even offering free postcards.
Nevertheless, we cannot discount the fact that printed postcards are more intimate, and more personal. Looking for the right message, the right touch, make receiving a postcard so much more worthwhile. And to think that the person who sent it to you actually gave the time and effort to create an art to make you laugh or cry, and then send it to a professional postcard printing company – haggling with them on the price, the delivery time and the quality of the postcard – isn’t it a tad more effective to make your heart do cartwheels?
Although it is way cheaper to go for the e-postcards, just the thought of having someone spend money makes the printed postcard more special for me. Most especially if the said postcard was hand delivered with a song and dance number from the mailman, no matter that the mailman is out of key and has no body coordination. Nevertheless, an e-postcard or a printed one, it does not matter. Whatever makes you happier.
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