25 things you can write on a postcard

Postcards are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. They’re also a fun way to show your loved ones you’re thinking of them when you’re far away. But what do you write on them? Here are 25 ideas for things you can write on a postcard.

25 postcard writing ideas

What do you write on them, though? Here are 25 ideas for things you can write on a postcard. In addition to the fact that you can sign any postcard to your friend or relative you can also sign and get a postcard from a stranger in return – this is called Postcrossing.

From saying hello and telling a funny story to sending well-wishes or love, there’s something for everyone on this list.

10 Typical Mistakes When Writing A Postcard

So pick out your favorite postcard, put some thoughts together, and get writing!

1. Hello (Greetings) from sunny (or snowy, or rainy) ___!

Your postcard pal will feel special when they receive a personalized card from you. They can tell where in the world it was sent and what kind of weather is like where you live!

Mention any local spots or places that stand out to your visitor, maybe even include some travel tips on how their destination may be different than ours but still just as awesome (or not).

2. I’m having a great time, but I sure do miss you!

You’re in a new city, and you have an exciting weekend planned. You want to share it with someone (not just on Instagram or Pinterest) who is nearby or far away – your postcard pal!

Mention what brought you here today- did something special happen while exploring?

Write about how this place has been on repeat lately because of all the travel recommendations we’ve heard so far…and why do they say those things anyways? Share any thoughts that came into mind as soon as our eyes met across campus yesterday morning before class started up again.

3. Wish you were here with me!

If I could, I would travel with you right now! Seeing the world with you by my side is the best dream come true. I miss you so much and can’t wait to hold you again.

4. Can’t wait to tell you all about my ___ trip!

I just got back from my latest adventure and can’t wait to tell you all about it! I know you’re busy, but I promise it’ll be worth your while 😜

5. I’m thinking of you and can’t wait to see you soon!

I know we’re both busy, but I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and can’t wait to see you soon. I hope everything is going well for you!

6. I saw this and thought of you.

I was out exploring today and saw this place/thing and it made me think of you. I know you would love it here! I can’t wait to show you around when you come visit me.

7. Thank you for your ___.

Thank you so much for your hospitality/gift/kind words/etc. It meant a lot to me and I really appreciate it. I hope to return the favor soon!

8. Get well soon!

I hope you’re feeling better soon! I’m thinking of you and hope to see you soon.

9. Congratulations!

I’m so happy for you and your recent accomplishment/engagement/new job/etc. You deserve it! I can’t wait to celebrate with you when I see you next.

10. Sorry for your loss.

If someone close to your postcard pal has passed away, let them know you’re thinking of them during this difficult time and offer any help or support that you can.

11. Happy __!

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just because, let your postcard pal know that you’re thinking of them on this special day and wishing them all the best!

12. I miss you!

A simple, but heartfelt message letting your postcard pal know that you miss them and can’t wait to see them soon.

13. I’m so proud of you!

Let your postcard pal know how proud you are of them and their recent accomplishments. This is sure to make their day!

14. Thinking of you on this special day.

Is there a holiday or special occasion coming up that you know your postcard pal would appreciate hearing from you? Let them know you’re thinking of them on this day!

15. Just because…

Sometimes the best postcards are the ones that are sent just because. A random act of kindness is sure to put a smile on your postcard pal’s face!

16. What’s on the menu?

Make your voice heard by sharing what you know about the dishes in this country. From where to find good food, which restaurants serve up some of our favorite recipes or even just note down items that might be difficult for visitors like myself (I’m looking at usically).

Share tips on how people should act when eating out- table manners are important!

The best way would probably just being honest but also adding funny stories along their journey so far…

17. Reviews

When you visit a new place or stay in an old one for the first time, there are always observations that come to mind. Share your thoughts on how clean it is and if its staff was friendly enough!

Remember – this postcard will be going everywhere so make sure what’s written down travels wide open across any borders without protection from reading eyesims.

I’m currently at my parents’ house where I’ve been spending Christmas break since finals week started last Tuesday…

18. Writing a postcard with news from your local area

You can make people smile with your postcards! Send one across town or around the world to introduce yourself and talk about what interests you.

Share news events from newspapers in your area, like headlines that may have caught someone’s eye today – maybe they’ll be interested enough for a conversation starter at least… And of course don’t forget those little moments on TV networks every day; if it’s not serious then why bother watching?

19. What is the weather like at the time?

Weather forecasts can be a good way to keep in touch with family and friends, but they often lack the personalization that makes them so special. Imagine how it feels when you get an email from someone abroad describing what happened at their workplace during one of those trademark heat waves? You feel relief knowing your loved ones are safe!

Not only does this create security for both parties involved; It also lets us take mental journeys into other people’s lives just by reading through mundane messages like “It was 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside today”.

20. Study and workplace

You can always tell when someone is feeling down by the tone of their postcard. When you get one, it’s usually because there’s some important thing on your mind that needs sharing with an friend who will understand what its like to be struggling through life sometimes – even though they may never have experienced everything firsthand themselves!

Share any successes or updates from school/work so long as these little details don’t bore anyone too much…

Do you have an update? Maybe you got an A in one of your topics? Share your success!

21. Create funny quizzes and games

In a world of social media, it can be hard to get people together in person. Luckily there are plenty ways that you and your friends could create some fun games with trivia or even mathematical equations! It is important not only have the right rules but also make sure they’re answerable so everyone has an opportunity for victory (even if their answers aren’t correct).

What's the greatest quiz question you can ask your friends? Is it "What was 17 divided by 9?" No, wait... that won't work because both numbers are divisible by 3. How about this: What FOOTNOTE does not have an equation listed in its Reference Section!

22. Awards/Diploma/Cup

If you have received an award, it is a great time to write postcards! Notify others about your accomplishments and congratulate them if they deserve recognition as well.

23. Recommendations for books

“I just wanted to tell you about this new series I’ve been reading. It’s so interesting and really makes me think, which is something we can always use more of in our lives! The books are called ‘A Man Like You’ by Ann Brashares.”

24. Favorite aphorism or quotes

“In life, success is not achieved when you get what you want; it’s only possible by wanting what you get” – author unknown

“I do not know how we are to fight against the force of evil unless you yourself become Douglas and defeat him” – Sir Walter Scott

– “It is a wise man who knows when he must give up” instruction from Apollo according Mark 11:30

25. Keep Calm

There are a variety of strategies that people use to keep calm in times of stress. Some people may take a few deep breaths, while others may find it helpful to close their eyes and imagine a peaceful scene.

Some people find soothing music or nature sounds to be helpful in calming their nerves. For some, simply walking away from the situation for a few moments can provide enough of a break to help them de-stress.

And I suggest you sign a postcard with any of the inscriptions 😉

  • Keep calm and carry on.
  • Everything will be alright.
  • You’ve got this!
  • Don’t worry, be happy!
  • Everything will work out in the end.
  • Stay positive!
  • Keep your head up!
  • Don’t stress, it’s not worth it!
  • Don’t forget to smile 😄

You’ve gone through all of the effort to craft an amazing postcard, so don’t forget that it needs a date and your name on top. Date it with something memorable like “See You Soon” or “Love Always”. Make sure you close by wishing someone well – this is what will make their day!


What to write on a save the date postcard?

Have you ever sent a save the date and wished you could have said more? Well, now’s your chance! Here are some things to include on your save the date card or postcard to make sure your guests have all the information they need to mark their calendars.

The Basics: Of course, you’ll want to include the date (or dates) of your event, as well as the location. If you’re having a destination wedding or event, be sure to include hotel and airport information. And if your event is going to span multiple days, make sure to list all of the events that will be taking place.

Your Story: Your save the date is also a great opportunity to give guests a little taste of

What do people usually write on postcards?

There are all sorts of postcards out there with all sorts of different images and messages. But what do people usually write on them?

There are a few things that people typically include on a postcard. The first is the destination – letting the person who receive the card know where you are sending it from. Second, people often include a brief message or update about what’s been going on in their lives. And finally, many people will sign the postcard with their name (or just their initials) to let the recipient know who it’s from.

So, what do you typically write on your postcards? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Where do you write a message on a postcard?

On the front of a postcard, you should write the following:

Your name
The address of the person you’re sending it to
The date
A brief message

You can also add a stamp and postmark on the front. On the back of a postcard, you should write your return address.

What should a postcard contain?

The front of the postcard should contain the picture that you took while on your trip. On the back of the postcard, you should address it to your friends or family member. Include a short message about what you did while on your trip and how much fun you had. Don’t forget to include your return address!

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