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Old 06-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #1  
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Any of you ever make postcards and mail them? I'm thinking of making postcards as birth announcements for a friend. Obvioulsy postage is less for postcards, but I've never made them and mailed them out myself. If you have, any tips or suggestions?
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Hi there! I asked this question quite a while back so I thought I'd share the link to the information I got on the subject:
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Any of you ever make postcards and mail them? I'm thinking of making postcards as birth announcements for a friend. Obvioulsy postage is less for postcards, but I've never made them and mailed them out myself. If you have, any tips or suggestions?
I haven't done this either, but just off the top of my head...

I would suggest thick, sturdy cardstock, since the card must go through all those mailing machines at the post office. You wouldn't want it to get torn. Also, no embellishments obviously for the same reason.

Other than that, be sure you use the proper dimensions for an actual postcard. I would probably be inclined to use a lighter color, so the address/return would be easily visible on the other side.

Good luck. You have a great idea to save postage in these "frugal" times.
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Thanks for the link, Mrs. Q., and thanks, Bugga, for the suggestions. I'm going with the one-layer card and will most certainly use a thicker cardstock. I'm thinking of SU's textured cardstock or their Confetti cardstock. Those two seem to have more *bite* than their Whisper White.
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For ease of printing, when I mailed out invitations to one of my mystery hostess events I used quarter-sheets of colored card stock with the information done on quality color copy paper and adhered to one side using my Xyron, and printed address labels on the other.
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