Whether they are seaside souvenirs or treasures from a different time, our postcards often have sentimental value. But what to do with postcards after their obligatory stint on the fridge?

Postcards are such a nice way to send a message to your favourite person. They tell us that our loved ones are thinking of us – but postcards are also thoughtful mementos that can be kept for years to come.

So we don’t want to just throw them away, but figuring out how to store or use them is a different matter. Whether you’re looking to get creative, recycle your postcards to create something new, or just looking for the best postcard storage ideas, we have included tons of ideas, tips and tricks!

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  1. Scrapbook
  2. Decoupage
  3. Hanging them up
  4. Pin board
  5. Wrapping paper
  6. Note book
  7. Home decor
  8. Origami
  9. Photo album
  10. Travel boxes
  11. Shadow box
  12. Travel journal
  13. Clip them together
  14. Frame
  15. Collect them
  16. Value and sell

What to Do With Postcards: Get Crafty

A scrapbook full of old postcards being used

Have loads of postcards from previous trips? Get crafty and recycle or upcycle your old postcards for a creative project such as:

#1 Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is basically a creative way of recording your story. Usually, people use them to document daily life or special trips, and they serve as an excellent heirloom or even a time capsual to pass down to the family. Postcards lend themselves easily to scrapbooking, especially if you collect your own from your trips. However, if you are scrapbooking with postcards you have received from friends, you might want to include a pocket for storage. This would mean that you can remove the postcard and read the message whenever you liked.

#2 Decoupage

Basically, decoupage involves glueing different types of paper to another surface, with a high varnish finish. Layering different mediums to create a customised effect, you can decoupage furniture, storage boxes, and so much more.  Although they are an excellent material for decoupage projects, thinner postcards are better suited for a professional finish.

#3 Hang them up

You could also use your postcards to make a creative display that is personalised and fun.  Whether you opt for a traditional string with miniature pegs or a strand of LED lights, horizontal or vertical, this has the potential to add style to your space. If you are sticking with the holiday theme, you could hang postcards next to photographs from your trip, tickets, and other such souvenirs.

#4 Pin board

If you prefer to keep some structure, you could also show off postcards on a pinboard. Also known as a corkboard, this is a simple and easy way to display your favourites. Plus, with it being so easy to change things around, you can mix up your collage as often as you please.

What other paper crafts can you do with postcards?

There are so many different paper crafts you could do with postcards, and the only limit is your imagination. Other options could include:

  • #5 Make your own gift tags for wrapped presents
  • #6 Make your own notebook
  • #7 Create home decor
  • #8 Origami

What to Do With Postcards: Keepsakes and Souvenirs

One idea on what to do with postcards is clipping them like this

Some people collect postcards as a take-home reminder from their holiday, and they make excellent souvenirs. For others, this section could be about collecting and storing postcards you have received from friends and family. The best ideas for storing your postcards could include:

#9 Photo album

A photo album is a great way to store your postcards neatly, and the ability to remove them as you please ensures that you can read and re-read the message on the other side. Even if you have bought the postcard for yourself, you could fill out the other side anyway, as a kind of postcard diary. It bound to be a nostalgic reminder when you come across it in the future. It works particularly well if you used MyPostcard to create postcards with your own photos, that’ll capture your memories visually as well as in words.

#10 Travel Boxes

This is an ideal choice for anyone who appreciates the sentimental value of postcards, without the desire for clutter. A travel box is neat, easy to store and out of the way. Plus, they keep all your small souvenirs, tickets, pictures and postcards together for the next time you are looking to take a trip down memory lane.

#11 Shadow Box

A shadow box is also a great way to store your postcards next to souvenirs of your trip but on display for all to see. They are basically deep frames which have enough space to allow you to show off pictures, postcards, precious mementoes and memorabilia all together.

#12 Travel Journal

Alternately consider creating a travel journal and adding your postcards to section off different parts of your trip.  The best thing about making a travel journal is that you can create and use this during your trip to record memories as they happen.

#13 Clip them Together

Punch a hole in the top left corner of your postcards and then tie them together with a ribbon to create a flip-through picture book. This not only keeps them neatly stored, but it keeps them together and accessible. However, this is not a good idea for postcards that might have some value, as the hole is likely to be an issue if you ever wanted to sell.

What to Do With Postcards: Timeless Treasures

a row of postcards are displayed on a mantlepiece timelessly

If you have lots of vintage postcards or valuable ones, then you will probably need storage that will protect as well as keeping them neat and tidy.  As we previously mentioned, photo albums can be a great way to keep your collection organised or you could store them in labelled boxes if you have lots.  If you are wondering what to do with old postcards, why not consider:

By the way, if you love vintage postcards, but want them without words on the other side, or damaged, you can find vintage-style postcards here from Mary L. Martin. Mary is a famous postcard collector who’s scanned her amazing vintage postcards for you to use afresh.

#14 Frame and Mount

Old postcards often feature beautiful artwork, and lots of them are ideal for framing. A mount is the white or cream card that goes over the postcard when it is placed in the frame. This adds a touch of elegance, and it is often associated with professional framing.

#15 Start a Postcard Collection

If you are looking for a new hobby, so many people around the world collect postcards. You could pick a theme, such as cats, dogs, or festivities, with Halloween bring particularly popular. Alternatively, you could collect them by types, such as saucy seaside or outdated humour.

#16 Value and Sell

Some people actually make a living out of trading postcards, and perhaps you have discovered a rare find.  Some of the most sought-after sell for thousands and you will need to seek a professional valuation for rare ones. The most expensive postcard ever sold is believed to the world’s oldest, and it went for a whopping $ 45,370.70.

We hope you got some ideas on how to deal with your postcards piling up! If it’s got you feeling curious about why postcards are even a thing, find out how it all started here, with the history of postcards.

The struggle is real: every summer the coolest kids on Instagram post their picture perfect getaways on Social Media. Yeah good for them! But there is one spot that will make you the envy of everyone this year: It’s Positano, this little village on the Amalfi coast.

Never heard of it? No problem, let’s check it out together!

Arrival in Positano

Positano at the Amalfi coast - The arrival

Positioned between the mountains and the seaside there is a little city climbing up the summit with its bright pastel coloured houses. It’s hard to believe that this hot spot use to
be a fishing village.

The best way to reach Positano is flying to Neapel and renting a car. If you don’t drive or you want a more relaxed journey, you can always take the bus. From Neapel lay back and enjoy the beautiful 1-2 hour journey to Positano.

We always suggest taking the bus because… psssst… the Italian’s have a keen style of driving. Moreover the streets can be small and dangerous for people who are not familiar with the area. And don’t forget: the parking fees are very high in Positano (25-30 € per night). Money that would be better saved to spend on delicious food.

And in case you were wondering how to get from A to B, no worries: there is a cheap bus in Positano (1,70 € per person) . And because the village is pretty small you can reach anything by walking. So grab your walking shoes and let’s go!

You know what? If you’re feeling really extra (and you can afford the money of course) then you can come by boat from a few different directions, for example Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento or Salerno. All boats arrive in the Positano – Marina Grande, so you can enjoy the view of the beautifully coloured little houses and the church Santa Assunta from the sea.


Positano at the Amalfi coast - the accommodation

To get accommodation is no problem at all. There are a lot of hotels and apartments you can stay at. And moreover the view to the sea is pure magic.

The city center is just a few minutes away from the beach Marina Grande and the streets around the church Santa Maria Assunta offer a lot of shops. Positano is very popular with the rich and famous; all kinds of celebs visit simply because getting there isn’t as easy as it is a fairly remote location.

Feel free to choose another base location. Because the Amalfi coast is tiny you can reach every hot spot in 25 minutes. Other cities are Amalfi, Capri, Sorrent or Salerno so you can plan a day trip to Positano.


Positano at the Amalfi coast - Sightseeing

While visiting Positano you should see the church Santa Maria Assunta. The interior is from the 18th century and during the day it is flooded with light which reflects off the white archs and the dome with it’s spectacular golden detailing.

Back to the shopping you’ll definitely find many beautiful ceramic pieces and mediterranean fashion which has been made in Positano since the 50’s.

In general we can say that three nights are enough to discover this hot spot. But because of the beauty of the Amalfi coast you should plan two or three extra stops like Sorrento or Praiano.

Okay okay, but enough with an easy peasy sightseeing tour. Put on your hiking shoes, we have to discover the “way of Gods”! According to the legend the Gods who wanted to go to the Sirenes had to take this way to the water. The route is 10,3 kilometers and should be take you 5.30 hours. If you don’t feel comfortable to make this tour all by yourself grab a guide and let them lead you to this awesome view. It’s well worth the walk!

But the cheapest and best way of enjoying Positano? Take a sunbath or jump into the crystal clear waters. #beachday!

Day trips

Positano at the Amalfi coast - Day trips

Do you have a car or a bike? If not then get one! Otherwise you’ll probably miss something. For example a day trip to antiquated Pompeii. From Positano you’ll need about 1.5 hours to get there. The good thing: you’ll drive directly along the beautiful seaside. Pompeii is located at the foot of Mount. Vesuvius; this city was a busy city until the volcano exploded 79 AD. The pumice that rained down from the volcano covered the whole village, but it also preserved everything, so today it’s a famous place for both archaeologists and tourist from all over the world.

Pompeii is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world! Entry costs 13 € or just 7,50 € with a student discount. It’s then up to you to decide whether you feel like discovering it on your own or in a group. See some beautiful and excellent preserved paintings on the walls.

Moreover book a tour to the Vesuvius Volcano. The tour starts at the National Park (Parco   Nazionale del Vesuvio) which was opened in 1995. Here you can find a lot of tours and hiking tracks. By the way I have to warn you: chances are if you’ve spent the day walking around Positano, you might have aching muscles. If that’s the case then book a car and drive up to the peak of the volcano 1000 meters above sea level.

And more importantly: Don’t forget to grab a jacket! It’s going to get very cold. But if lucks on your side you will have nice weather and an awesome view on the crater and the whole of the surrounding landscape.

For all the foodies

Positano at the Amalfi coast - For all the foodies

A typical breakfast means: Cappuccino and a croissant! If this isn’t to your taste then you can choose between a smorgasbord of fruit, vegetables and bread.

And OF COURSE: Don’t forget the pizza!

Just in case you didn’t already know it Italy has a lot of sweets to offer. Take a stroll down some of the small alleys to find a nice bakery.  

As for italian drinks: What about taking a sip of some delicious homemade limoncello while looking out across the crystal clear waters?

Pssst… fingers crossed you spot a celebrity in Positano!

Already dreaming about a trip to the Amalfi coast? You are not alone! Positano is so popular at the moment because a lot of stars and VIP’s are coming here. The reason it’s so huge is because of the privacy the location offers.

With a little bit of luck you can catch Celebs like Michael Jordan, Vanessa Hudgens or Jennifer Lopez.

Positano at the Amalfi coast - send a postcard with MyPostcard



Be sure, you’ll make a lot of photos in Positano! Because it’s a perfect Instagram Location. But don’t just upload your pictures in Social Media but send them as a real postcard to your friends and family too! How cool is it to use the own pictures and create your own cards?