10 Typical Mistakes When Writing A Postcard

  1. Don’t forget to add your greeting or closing, name and address.
  2. Inappropriate word choice can lead to ridiculousness and confusion, so be careful with what you write! Avoid using slang words . If someone doesn’t understand your message due to your wording, he/she will probably return the card back without even reading the rest of it.
  3. Don’t forget to sign the card with your name so that people can easily find you on Facebook or somewhere else.
  4. A postcard is not the place for expressing your political views, so don’t use this card to let your friends know what your political position is! It’s okay to just say “I’m fine” or “everything here is great”.
  5. You also shouldn’t tell how much you miss them in the postcard if you are planning to visit home soon because it will give them false hope of meeting you sooner than expected. This might cause unnecessary stress and disappointment when their expectations aren’t met.
  6. Don’t write too much !!! People don’t have enough time to read it before the bus arrives at their stop.
  7. Don’t just write about your wonderful experiences in this country without giving any advice. It is an easy way to be forgotten quickly, so that people won’t meet you when they visit this place in the future. If you want to share some small exciting facts with them use bullet points instead of text paragraphs. They are more interesting and easier to read through!
  8. If you don’t like writing postcards, you shouldn’t force yourself to do it and then not feel happy about your words and expressions! Write about what you love! Use your natural way of speaking while writing a postcard, otherwise it will be easy for people to see that something is wrong with what you wrote even if they don’t know exactly what it is .
  9. Don’t forget to add destination or destination address on the other side (if there’s enough space for it). Please don’t make mistakes in basic grammar, punctuation and spelling! Your loved ones want to know where their relatives are but not an English teacher…
  10. Do not write with a gel pen as you can smudge the ink with your hand or a drop of water will get on the card and smudge all the text!

When choosing a postcard, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you are getting the best product for your needs. Here are some tips to help guide you in your postcard selection process:

  1. Types of postcards available: There are several different types of postcards available, including standard postcards, die-cut postcards, folded postcards, and more. Consider the purpose of your postcard and what message you want to convey, and choose the type of postcard that best fits your needs.
  2. Size and shape: The size and shape of your postcard will also play a role in its overall effectiveness. Consider the size of the postcard in relation to the image or text that you want to include, and choose a size and shape that will allow you to effectively communicate your message.
  3. Material and thickness: The material and thickness of your postcard will also impact its durability and ability to stand out in a crowded mailbox. Consider the type of paper or cardstock that you want to use, as well as the thickness of the material, to ensure that your postcard will be durable enough to survive the mailing process.
  4. Printing quality: The quality of the printing on your postcard can also impact its overall effectiveness. Consider the resolution of the printing and the type of ink or toner that will be used. Make sure that the printing quality is high enough to produce a clear and vibrant image.
  5. Printing service: When selecting a postcard printing service, consider factors such as cost, turnaround time, and customer reviews. Look for a printing service that offers high-quality printing, fast turnaround times, and competitive prices. Additionally, make sure that the printing service you choose offers customer support and can help you through the process if you have any questions or concerns.

By considering these factors and doing your research, you can choose the best postcard for your needs and ensure that it effectively conveys your message.

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I'm Alexander Polyakh, the founder and editor of The Bigger Lovers. I like to write various articles that help other people make their lives richer and brighter. I have a degree in business marketing, I've written over a hundred songs and I've spent the last 7 years getting to know people from all over the world and learning about other people's traditions. If you want to connect with me, check me out on Instagram or Facebook.

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