Postcards are inherently fun. Buying them, sending them, receiving them, and collecting them are all happy events in their lifecycle. But what if you could add another step to the whole process? Like interacting with them! Here are several types of puzzle and game postcards that make receiving one in the mail twice the fun!
Build your own...
How would you like to have your own little desktop version of a car, a famous building or animal? The possibilities are endless! Check out this amazing Flickr gallery for some examples.
An internationally beloved hobby, solving crossword puzzles is a stimulating way to pass the time. Postcard puzzles have been around for awhile, although modern day versions can be tricky to find...
If you have some time though, you can always try to make your own, and test the recipient's knowledge of your country or city with a fun challenge! :)
There is a special category of cards, in which you have to find a specific object or character... Some examples are the "Where's Waldo (or Wally)?" set, or Lali cards! They're fun and challenging... and definitely not just for kids!
A great way to send a greeting to someone who loves flags is by sending them a flag-shaped postcard!
Likewise, there are cutout model postcards for almost all modes of transportation, food, sculptures, animals, everyday objects, toys, not to mention famous global landmarks or gotochi cards!
The first jigsaw puzzle postcards were seen in the early 1900’s. The recipient tore along a perforated edge of the card to remove a jigsaw made from light cardboard. Printed score sheets were included in a pack of six, intended to be used at “Progressive Puzzle Parties” by players who were to record the time it took to complete one puzzle.
Nowadays you can find jigsaw puzzles of all types, even postcards that reveal a message under the pieces of the puzzle!
Do you know of any other types of interactive postcards? Do share in the comments!