National Postcard Week is always the first full week in May. It is a celebration of the wonderful world of postcards when postcard enthusiasts exchange and swap their postcards through the mail domestically and internationally.
From wacky to serious, this event may inspire your creativity—set off a spark, awaken your creative juices and sprinkle this excitement around the world!
Be sure to visit our ‘SWINGS’ page to preserve your postcards and letters with this hands-down solution for hands-off viewing of two-sided keepsakes. Two sizes.
To add historical value to your custom made cards any time of the year:
• have your postal clerk hand-stamp your postcard for a clearly readable cancellation date
• to ensure that it will become part of history even if the cancellation stamp is unreadable, it’d be a good idea to include the date someplace on your postcard
• if your postcards are part of a series, number each such as 1 of 100, 2 of 100, etc; increase the chances of them becoming a collectors’ item
• theme ideas: your local area, a topic that is of special interest to you, a current event, a sign of the times, an abstract, sidewalk chalk art that might even mention any of the above, or anything else that fits your fancy
• if it’s your original art, be sure to sign it (first name only is ok). If it’s not your work of art, be sure to give proper credit for a more informative postcard that may also increase its value at some point in time