Did you know you can mail a photo just like a postcard? Nothing fancy, no work. Just put a stamp on it, and mail it. I think that’s awesome, but I’m not sure how well it will hold up. So I made my photo postcards a little sturdier by sewing on a backing. Super simple, plus I love the texture added by the stitching.
card stock/thin cardboard
sewing machine and thread
I didn’t have any good photos lying around, so I printed some childhood photos that I scanned a while back. I added text to some in Photoshop.
You can use whatever you have around the house as the backing. I used an old folder and a cereal box for mine. Just cut to size. Since I was printing pictures, I printed the lines onto my backing using this template from Martha Stewart. Of course, you can always draw them in or sew them in.
Put a dab of glue in the middle of the photo and attach it to your backing. You don’t want to glue the edge because it will gunk up your needle. Once it is dry, use your machine to sew around the edge. Begin and end by adding a back stitch to secure your thread.
Now write a note and add a stamp!
P.S. The current postage rate for postcards is $0.33