Do you send postcards? I always try to send one to my parents when I travel – they love receiving them and it’s great going through the stash of cards that I’ve sent them over the years – the message on the back can bring back memories that the picture on the front doesn’t always trigger…
But sending a postcard can sometimes be a hassle. It’s generally not a problem buying the card but finding a stamp and then locating a post-box can be a bit of a pain. I’ve sent postcards that have arrived after I’ve returned to the UK and left again on my next trip or they’ve never arrived at all – where do those lost postcards go?
So, when I discovered a nifty little app for i-phone, called By Post, where you can design a postcard on your i-phone, using your own photo, and send it anywhere in the world for just 99p – all within a couple of minutes – I had to give it a go. Here’s how it works…
Download the app to your phone (the app itself is free) and start creating your bespoke postcard.
Step 1 – Either take a photo or use one from your camera roll
Step 3 – Pay. The cost is 99p per card to anywhere in the world – pretty good value when a first class stamp in the UK is currently 60p. Paypal or credit card can be used or you can add credit to your account on-line.
Step 4 – Press Send. It really is that easy.
I sent my first postcard from Turkey which was delivered within 48 hours – the first time a postcard has arrived before me! The card was great quality; good depth of colour and not at all flimsy. Here’s the result – not the best photo as it was taken on the fly and I wasn’t thinking of a blog post at the time. What do you think?