What should I write on a postcard?
Although quite small, the space on the writable side of a postcard can often seem intimidating, and some people struggle with what to write there... To help with this, here are 20 different ideas to fill your postcards:
- Express what daily life is like where you’re sending the card from by describing what you did today, your routine, etc.
- Write 5 curious facts about the place where the card is from.
- Give local traveling tips from your area! What are the must-sees around you?
- Include your favorite quote, perhaps in its original language (with translation!)
- What was the last thing you cooked or ate? Include a recipe!
- What do you have in common with the recipient of your card?
- Recount a childhood memory, or something you've learned from your grandparents.
- What makes you happy? If it makes you smile, there's a good chance others will like to hear about it.
- Share a local idiom or saying, in its original language, with translation of course!
- Did you ever travel to the place where your card is going? Recall your best memory of that place.
- What's the weather like as you are writing your postcard? Draw the weather forecast in detail, and don't forget to include the temperature!
- Share an interesting fact that you've learned recently, and which most people are not aware of.
- Got an unusual hobby or collection? Do tell!
- Did anything important happen in your country lately? Share an interesting news tidbit!
- Write about your favorite book, movie or band.
- Draw a picture of your surroundings, or your favorite object in that room.
- Write your favorite poem or…
- ...make up your own poem! Acrostic poems or haikus are short and enjoyable to write.
- What are the local festivals or traditions from your area?
- If you're a student, what are you studying? What was the last thing you learnt in school?
If you need further inspiration, every month Postcrossing suggests a different writing prompt on the blog — check them out!
PS — Always remember to clearly write the Postcard ID that is provided to you. The Postcard ID is the only way the receiver can register your postcard on Postcrossing.
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