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How to write a postcard

Writing a postcard is quick and easy — grab a nice postcard, a pen and some stamps, and let's get started! Here's how postcards are commonly written:

How do you write a postcard?
  • Begin by writing your message to the recipient, which should take just the left side of the postcard. Write something cheerful about your day, your hobbies, the place where you are... or check out these writing tips for some inspiration.
  • The stamps should be stuck on the top right corner of your postcard. If you're not sure how much postage to use, please check the correct amount with your post office.
  • The recipient's address should be neatly written on the bottom right corner of the postcard. Write it as legibly as possible and in the correct format, so that it can be quickly processed and delivered.
  • If this is a Postcrossing postcard, don't forget to write the Postcard ID on it too.

You don't need to write your address on the postcard, nor use an envelope to send it. Just drop it on a postbox or at your local post office, and that's it!


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