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What should I write on the postcard?

Although quite small, the space on the writable side of a postcard can often seem intimidating, and some postcrossers 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, 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 bit!
  • 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?

We hope that helps!

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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