postcard ideas


Benjamin Franklin once said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Why not do both? After all, 2017 has been a roller-coaster ride for many, and if you survived it, you may have found some gems in the sand. It’s about time to share that inspiration; touch your friends and family’s hearts by sending out a bit of motivation for the year to come. If you’re stuck at what to say, maybe these motivational quotes can help you get rolling:

Motivational Quotes #1
“How We Live is What Makes Us Real”

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Forget about maintaining a glorified Instagram feed; the real you is more than those premeditated shots. If you know someone who is struggling with their self-confidence, perhaps this is one quote you should send.

Motivational Quotes #2
“Be Kind, Have Grace, Give Thanks, Speak Love, Stay Swaggy”

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This quote sums up all the good in the world. 2017 was the year of many victories and challenges, but at all times, it’s good to remember to be the better man (or woman) and rise above the circumstance – with a swagger. Some of those situations must have left one frustrated, but keeping these words in mind will reinforce the fact that they made better choices.

Motivational Quotes #3
“Do Something Great”

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It’s another year. Another beginning. It’s just right to remind someone that they could start again and, better yet, aim for a higher goal. Go to college. Start a business. Pursue a passion. Use this quote to give them a tap on the back; tell them you believe them, and you’d be cheering them on.

Motivational Quotes #4
“You Matter”

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With so many voices screaming loud in real life and in social media, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. But being a small voice doesn’t mean they have no right to be heard. This quote may just be the acknowledgment one needs – they matter, and they’re worth it.

Motivational Quotes #5

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Perfect for the hustlers, the do-gooders, the early-grinders and the dream-chasers, this one-word reminder tells them to slow down and appreciate life as it is.

Motivational Quotes #6
“Go Up and Never Stop”

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Taking another direction from above’s inspiration, this encouraging mantra is meant for those who win at life – people who stood up after a fall, and is focused on just one thing: going up.

Motivational Quotes #7
“Planet Earth First”

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The result of climate change has been felt strongly in 2017. This 2018, this quote gives a perfect reminder to prioritize the needs of the planet – a little change, such as reducing carbon footprints, recycling, making better decisions as a consumer – can make a difference.

Motivational Quotes #8
“All You Need is LOL”

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Okay; so maybe things did not work out in 2017. Maybe there were mistakes made. This is the season to stop being serious and let out a genuine laugh. Not only will it make one’s outlook brighter, it also decreases the number wrinkles on your face!

Motivational Quotes #9
“Let’s Adore and Endure Each Other”

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Not all the times will you have to agree with your friends and family. That’s okay. In moments of differences, you just have to endure one’s stand, but it doesn’t mean you don’t love them. This charming text is a sneaky way to get around your favorite people whom you tend to have heated discussions with but adore, nonetheless.

Motivational Quotes #10
“Take More Photos”

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This 2018, remind your loved ones to make beautiful moments to immortalize. So come on, prep up that smartphone camera, capture that glorious but fleeting second, and hold on to it as an inspiration for the coming days.

I hope you got inspired by these quotes, now go and create some awesome postcards πŸ™‚

Are you looking for a creative way to share important news about a special upcoming event with your friends and loved ones?

An impressive creation from MyPostcard could be just what you’re looking for.

This simple, do it yourself keepsake makes it easy for you to turn an invitation into a personal treasure for the special people in your life.

Perhaps your family is stretched across the miles and you want to make them feel a part of something exciting.

Or, maybe you want something more than the average invitation, that often ends up in the trash.

A keepsake postcard will be cherished by those closest to you. It’s not like other announcements. It’s a gift that you and your guests will enjoy for years to come.

Find out everything you need to know about making a memorable save the date postcard!

How to Make Your Memories Last With a Save the Date Postcard

There are lots of reasons why people love to give a save the date keepsake invitation or announcement. One reason is that guests appreciate this unique and thoughtful gesture.

But, it not only is a way for your guests to remember your special event. Many people like to make a save the date postcard for themselves as a memorable keepsake.

The premier cardstock and professional picture quality look beautiful when framed.

Here are some of the ways that a do it yourself postcards can be used to make a one-of-a-kind treasure:

  • Baby’s First Birthday Invitation

Your baby’s first birthday is a special one.

Begin a tradition with a make it yourself postcard featuring a recent photograph of your little one. Each year, the tradition can be continued and displayed or kept in a scrapbook.

It’s a fun way to share with your child how much they have grown and remember their special day over the years.

  • Announce Your Engagement

Instead of sending out a regular announcement, your family and friends will love getting a photo of you and your mate. They can be personalized with your names and the date that he (or she) proposed, along with the date of your engagement party.

Your loved ones will be grateful that you included them to share this intimate memory.

Make sure that you get an extra one to save for yourself.

  • Celebrate Mother’s Day

Moms can never get enough pictures of their kids and grandkids.

Every mother and grandmother will be overjoyed to find a keepsake postcard in their mailbox featuring a beloved photo of the family, or maybe a special one of just you and mom.

  • A Special Anniversary Card

Commemorate a special anniversary with the one you love with a save the date postcard that will remind you both of the memories that you share.

Your sweetheart will love the surprise of receiving a special delivery postmarked just for them. And, once you’ve both shared the moment, you can display it for guests to ooh and aah over your love as well.

  • Family Reunion Announcement

What’s a great way to get your family’s attention for an upcoming reunion? A save the date postcard of course!

You can add attention-grabbing graphics or feature a family photo from last year’s get-together to make the invitation even more exciting.

If you want to be sure that your announcement doesn’t get set aside in that pile of junk mail, this is the one for you.

  • Team or Class Celebration

Celebrating with an end of season team party or end of the year class party? How about making an invite that doubles as a memory?

Parents and kids will both get a kick out of a save the date postcard that features a pic of the whole gang.

  • Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you are creating a save the date postcard for a class party, use it to double as a creative teacher appreciation gift.

When set in a unique, crafty homemade frame, the postcard with a class picture becomes a precious gift that any teacher would love to look back on as a sentimental way to remember the year.

If you want a quick and easy frame that’s totally teacher-worthy, grab a cheap wood frame from the craft section at your local dollar store (they also sell these at any craft store for about $1 dollar).

Then, paint the frame and hot-glue crayons around the frame.

  • Wedding Gift Thank You Card

Emblazoned with your new last name, or decorated with the date that marks your “I do’s”, parents and grandparents will slip this postcard from the mailbox into the scrapbook.

It’s a special and different way to thank guests for being a part of your special day.

  • Holiday Celebrations

Choose from a number of festive holiday graphics to send a save the date postcard for any holiday event.

Want to make your holiday message even more special?

Add a photo of the kids dressed for Santa, or share your entire family’s smiles as a personal gift that others will cherish for years to come.

  • Professional Events

Planning a seasonal office party, an after-hours celebration for your boss’s birthday, or a professional milestone for your team at work?

Make a save-the-date postcard that features colleagues hard at work. Or you can show off activities as a preview of your event.

For a silent auction, take snapshots of items to be auctioned to build anticipation and excitement.

Or use filters to dress up pictures of your team to announce a New Year’s, Mardi Gras, or holiday party. You’ll boost enthusiasm and are guaranteed to get a few giggles.

Your coworkers will be sure to mark their calendars and might even look forward to the upcoming office gathering.

Creative and Professional Designs are Easy

Making your own do it yourself save the date postcard that looks creative and professional is simple.

All you have to do is pick out the theme, wording, and characters that look the best to you. There are over 8,000 variations of designs to choose from to match any mood or occasion that you can imagine.

If you want to create a photo postcard, you can make a lasting memory in just a few clicks. In seconds, your picture will transform into a professional grade surprise to be signed, sealed and delivered to the audience of your choice.

The easy-to-use phone app makes the process a cinch, even for the less than technologically advanced users.

Once your friends and family find out about your quick and fun secret to professional save the date postcard designs, you’re bound to get a few delivered to your own address as well.

Postcards that are created right from your phone can be delivered in the mail to anywhere you choose.

Make Your Postcard into a Personalized Gift

If you want to embellish your save-the-date postcard for that extra special recipient, there are lots of fun and creative ways to turn it into a memorable and affordable gift.

Try your hand at one of these do it yourself projects to make your memories even that much more treasured.

Everyone will be amazed by your thoughtfulness.

There are tons of beautiful do-it-yourself gift ideas that can be made in minutes and on a shoestring budget.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Frame It

Commemorate a first birthday or holiday invite with your child’s photo.

Then purchase a plain frame for them to decorate as a gift to their grandparents. They can paint it, stamp it, and glue sequins, buttons, or ribbon around it to make it fancy.

When the postcard arrives, your folks will be delighted to display their favorite kiddos in a one-of-a-kind frame made just for them.

String It

Want a creative and trendy garland banner to hang over the doorway or mantle of your home on your child’s birthday?

Simply print out save the date postcards marked with each birthday that they’ve had so far. Feature a photo from the past years leading up to their current trip around the sun.

You can even use printable banner letters to alternate with postcards. Or, use photo cards at the edges and spell out “H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y” in the center.

Voila! It’s the cutest custom birthday banner your guests have ever seen.

Book it or Box it

Use a save the date postcard to commemorate a special anniversary.

Use Modge Podge to glue the postcard on a hardcover photo binder, or box. Apply a layer of Modge Podge over the photo to seal it. Fill with special photos or sentimental trinkets for a special one of a kind gift they will always remember.

You can also make a special notebook/ journal for yourself or a friend.

To make it a professional-grade gift, just get a hardcover or cardboard notebook or journal. Brush on Modge Podge to glue the postcard on the cover. Then, brush another layer over the top of the photo and front cover to seal it and add a pro-looking sheen.

Get Started on Creating Your Own Postcard!

Want to make your next special occasion extra special?

Why not try your hand at a unique postcard creation right now?

You’ll be surprised how easy it is, especially when you see how professional and fabulous it looks.

Best of all, you can create masterpieces anywhere you go, right from your phone. And, your custom creations can be sent all over the world.

Check out our app to get started making your memories last with one of a kind postcards for every occasion!