6 ways to get creative with postcards

Postcard printing is one of the most versatile ways to spread a message, catch attention and print your artwork affordably. But, if you’re not sure where to start, check out some of our favourite examples below…


ways to get creative with postcards


If you think flyers are a bit flimsy and you want something more textured and hardwearing,  then Postcards are for you! Photographer? Use some of your images on your Postcard handouts. Etsy seller? Pop a Postcard with your business details and a lovely design in with your customer’s order and voila!


High art

The Royal College of Art do an annual secret postcard sale. Whats the secret? You buy a Postcard but aren’t told who painted it until afterwards. Not only do you have the opportunity to purchase amazing paintings by world renowned artists, but you can also get art by future world renowned artists—the RCA students themselves.

ways to get creative with postcards

Intimate art

I love PostSecret and if I thought I could get anyone to join me, I’d set up a post secret, as I’d love to see what you creative bunch could can up with! For those not in the know, they are Postcards that are sent anonymously and feature art, quotes and if you’re lucky, very juicy secrets which are revealed by the poster.

Photography and exhibition offerings
Postcards aren’t just for the seaside! The A6 size of a Postcard is perfect for people who want to take away a piece of art without having to worry about getting it onto the bus ride home or breaking the bank. With a Postcard, someone can take away a print or painting and treasure it forever.


ways to get creative with postcards

Save the date  

Postcards work amazingly well as Save the Date cards. They can feature a photograph of the couple for a personalised touch, or a stunning hand-painted design by some professional wedding stationer. Either way they are the perfect size to be kept on the fridge.

Direct mailing
Postcards were born to be posted through the letterbox and this makes them the perfect direct mail tool. Put some amazing branded design work on the front, some messaging on the back, post it to your audience and let the Postcard work its magic.


ways to get creative with postcards


What do you use Postcard printing for? Share your designs on our social channels using the hashtag #ProudlyPrinted.

If we’ve got you all excited and you’re ready to get your Postcard printing on, then pop over and browse our Postcard ranges: Photography Postcards, luxury Postcards and standard Postcards. 

Get a little more inspiration with #ProudlyPrinted – The Postcards Edition.


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Bex is our Creative Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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8 comments on “6 ways to get creative with postcards

  1. Vicki on

    I use postcards for save the dates and as little compliment slips to handwrite a thank you note and pop in with my finished orders too. They’re so versatile!

  2. Su Mwamba on

    I often include a postcard printed with detail from one of my collages as a little extra with orders – something the recipient can either keep for themselves or send on to someone else, but always with that handy little link to my website included! (Also, slightly harder to lose than a business card!)

  3. melanie Green on

    I love postcards, I include one with all my orders. The customer feels like they are getting something special and they can be a better reminder of my business then a business card as often they end up pinned to the wall!



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