Home Postcard Info
Category:

Postcard Info

How To Send A PostCard From Your Cruise

How To Send A Postcard From Your Cruise

PostSnap is the easiest way to send personalised postcards from home or on the waves!

NewDarlings-StThomas-02-1024x683

Photo Credit: newdarlings.com

 

Cruises can be the ultimate way to unwind and they’re a great way to see all sorts of wonderful places around the world. If you’re looking for an easy way to send postcard without the hassle of stamps and trawling across cities searching for a postbox, PostSnap allows you to send your own photos as real postcards from anywhere in the world! Whether on shore or on land, PostSnap: The Postcard App is the easiest way to send a smile from your seabound adventure!

1. Download PostSnap From The App Store

Before you leave, download the PostSnap app from the App Store! Our allows you to send postcards with your own photos from anywhere in the world, so before you leave, sign up and make sure everything is ready to go before your trip! The best thing is, it’s free to download and if you have Apple Pay, there’s no need to sign up! We also offer pre-pay packages so you can load up before you set off. Sounds pretty easy to us! Our wesbite is also optimised for mobile uses, so no matter what your device, there’s a way for everyone to easily make a postcard! 


2. Take your photos!
This is the easy and most fun part. Whether you’re island hopping or soaking up city vibes, take all the photos you can. From skylines to selfies, when you’re exploring remember to take snaps to share with all your friends and family. Everyone loves to see holiday photos, whether on a postcard or on Instagram, so take as many snaps as possible to show everyone back home (and maybe make them a little jealous!).

NewDarlings-PrincessCruises-AtSea-07-1024x683

Photo Credit: newdarlings.com

 


Our tips for the best photos to send on postcards are:

  • The Basics
    Blurry photos are never good, whether online or printed out! To ensure that your photos are the best they can be, hold the camera steady and take your time! If possible, make sure they are well lit; dark photos can be hard to fix, no matter how pretty the filter is. Also, if you’re taking photos of people, make sure eyes are open and there’s big smiles on faces. You are on holiday after all! Who wants to look miserable on holiday? 
  • Get Inspired!
    There’s no shame in seeing where the top locations and sights are in the city you’re stopping off at. Head online to places like Instagram or Pinterest for those picture-perfect locations that everyone wants to see or take a wander around the city to find the prettiest places to snap! If you’re on board, there’s all sorts to see and do while at sea, so remember to keep your camera on you at all times to capture all the excitement!

 

  • Keep It Interesting!
    You’re travelling the world! Go tick off your bucket lists and have the photographic evidence to prove it. Snap things that only you can see in the place you’re in! Whether that’s a Singapore Skyline or Roman Ruins, no matter where you are, there’s always something you can show back home that you’ve never seen before.
927b68b3b70479a48095de36c7af8bf4

(@haley_stutzman)

 

 

3. Make your postcard!

When you head back on board or wherever you go for your dose of wifi, remember to send a postcard! With PostSnap you can use photos from your camera roll but also use your Facebook and Instagram photos to create the perfect postcard!

973d30309f18d80d68e0018765bba9ac

thedcdarlings

Our postcards are fully customisable with the ability to add filters, text and borders so you can really make your postcards special. It’s so quick and easy, you can get back to exploring in an instant; no stamps and no letterboxes required! It’s especially easy for when you’re in the middle of the ocean with not a speck of land in sight. What’s even better, is that cards back home have free delivery, making it the easiest way to send snail mail.

Remember whether you’re home or away, PostSnap is the best and easiest way to send your own personalised postcards to your friends and family. Whether you end up on cruise or not, our free app makes it really easy to send snail mail. We’re also available via our website www.postsnap.com so you can use it on any of your devices.

Download PostSnap from the app store today to start sending personalised postcards now.

 

0 comment
0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest
Get Prepay for the Spring bank holiday
Walking through the woods over the Spring bank holiday

Get out and about this bank holiday

Get ready for the long weekend by purchasing your Prepay now. The Spring bank holiday is on its way (May 29) to celebrate the end of Spring and the approaching Summer.

Prepay gets you more cards for your money because with every top-up you will receive FREE Prepay, which is immediately added to your balance.

The more you buy, the more free Prepay you’ll receive – find it under ‘Prepay‘ on the Postsnap app:

Prepay for Postsnap postcards

In other words, if you buy £75 worth of Prepay, you will get £15 Prepay extra – so you’ll end up with a total balance of £90!

Once you have your Prepay, what photos will you use for your bank holiday postcards?
Here are some suggestions:

Spend the day walking through the woods, beach or countryside
Going for a walk in Spring

Catching up with the fam’
Hanging with the family

Get the house ready for sale –
Spring typically has more buyers, and Summer makes great photos
House up for sale in Spring or Summer

Make the most of your weekend with Postsnap Prepay!

1 comment
0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest
wish-you-were-here-postsnap- send a postcard

Picture postcards have been in existence since the 1800s, but the overall appearance of postcards has hardly changed.

What the size of a Postcard is

A traditional photo postcard comprises of a century-old postcard template of a photo on the front and a message and address on the back.

Once made of thin wood, these envelope-free messages are now made from thick, sturdy card. They are still a novel form of communication, and are often kept as souvenirs.

Weird fact: The study and collection of postcards is termed deltiology.

What size is a postcard?

The standard size of a postcard is 6 x 4. This is the sized postcards typically found at holiday resorts and sent home to friends and family. However there is a growing trend to send personalised postcards using the sender’s own photos. (I know I would prefer to send my own photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, rather than a boring stock photo.) It’s a grand example of old traditions being improved and updated to match today’s tech-savvy culture.

Send family a postcard from Postsnap appApp-based personalised photo postcard services are an increasingly popular way to send personalised postcards home while travelling. Postsnap offers standard-sized A6 postcards and larger postcards, which are 210 x 148mm or 8 x 6 inches. These A5 sized postcards are gloss laminated to protect them in the post, and the photos are so vivid that they are often displayed in frames by recipients.

These postcard dimensions are equivalent to an A6 piece of paper, which is approximately one quarter of an A4 sheet of paper.

Mixing the old with the new, postcards are a medium that are particularly adaptable to modern culture, and will surely remain a special way to communicate with family and friends in years to come.

Whether they’re near or far, postcards are the perfect ‘thinking of you’ gesture.

Send a PostcardDownload our Postcard App

0 comment
0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest
Postsnap personalised Valentine's Day greeting card I'd always swipe right for you

We often get asked for the price of postcard stamps to and from popular destinations such as the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA. So here is a guide for rates for mailing cards.

Where to buy postcards
You can buy stamps at the Post Office or major super markets, such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. But the pricing generally stays the same.

The standard postcard rate
Sending a postcard within the UK is surprisingly good value using the UK’s Royal Mail. A standard 6 x 4 (148mm x 105mm) postcard is treated as a smaller letter and costs just 64p for the 1st class service or 55p if you choose 2nd class.*

The standard postcard design is classed as a smaller letter because they weigh less than 4 grams. Ours weigh closer to 7 grams because we use thicker card, with our large postcards weighing 13 grams – but with no extra postage charge.

Send a breathtaking personalised PostcardHowever, if you are sending postcards abroad from the UK, the postage rates increase substantially. It can set you back around £1.05 to send a postcard internationally. That’s expensive for postcard mailing, let alone the cost of the card.

Australia charges $1 (£0.62) for domestic postcards, and $2.75 (£1.71) for postcards sent beyond New Zealand or Asia.

USA charges $0.38 (£0.28) for postcards sent domestically, but $1.15 (£0.95) for everywhere else.

Using your phone to send a postcard
Being part of Generation Y, sending handwritten post is not something I am completely familiar with. I remember having to send my first postcard (without mum’s guidance) not that long ago.

The dumb-founded look on the Post Office clerk’s face as I waved a postcard in front of her, asking what do I need to do to get this to New Zealand? was a tad embarrassing.

Having postage included on the card or postcard would certainly take the hassle (and embarrassment) out of posting. Therefore, creating and posting greeting cards and postcards online is becoming the best way to avoid standing in a Post Office line for half your lunch break.

Thankfully, using apps to send postcards is an easy solution for us Millennials and Gen-Ys. It’s much cheaper and doesn’t involve setting a foot in the local Post Office.

Postsnap for example enables you to make and send your postcard all in one go – without leaving the sofa or sun bed. With printers in England, West Coast of USA and in Australia’s New South Wales, no matter where your recipient is they will receive their cards quickly.

Our international postage prices never more than £0.50 or $o.50, with free postage within UK – making them cheap postcards in comparison.

With so many families and friends living overseas, keeping in touch isn’t always easy. But sending postcards with your own photos is a gesture that goes a long way without the fuss or stress.

I know my non-Facebook-using family in New Zealand enjoy seeing what I’m up to in the UK, and even keep my postcards to frame and display on the mantle piece.

*all prices as of March 8, 2017.

2 comments
0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest