With the holiday season in full swing, consumers are out shopping for gifts and wrapping paper that fit their personal style. While the season is about spending time with family or friends, the added bonus of receiving a gift only makes the time merrier. However, once the gifts are opened and the wrap has been recycled, you’re left with the traditional thank you cards to send to anyone who’s given you a present.
This year, instead of saying thank you with expensive cards and envelopes, say thanks with a thoughtful postcard!
Traditional thank you cards are usually larger and folded in half. Some even have extra paper inside for added decoration. Postcards are just one rectangular piece of paper, and while they’re a bit thicker, they don’t require an envelope. You’re using less material, saving trees and saving time (and money).
A great part about sending a postcard is its cost-effective nature. Postcards are typically a fraction of the cost of traditional cards, and postage is cheaper as well. To send a traditional card, postage rates are $0.47, and $0.21 for every additional ounce. Postcard rates, on the other hand, are only $0.34.
Not only do postcards make wonderful thank you notes, they can also make a beautiful and inexpensive addition to your home décor. Since most postcards feature striking landscapes or attractive patterns, you can simply frame them and hang them on your wall.
Head to your local dollar store or scout out unique frames at yard sales, and turn the postcards you receive (or the extras you have left over) into wall art. It’s a great way to add flair to an indoor wall that has been missing a personalized touch.