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?
Suzanne Jones is creator, writer and photographer at The Travelbunny. When she’s not indulging her wanderlust you’ll most likely find her enjoying coastal walks in her home county of East Sussex, UK.
Suzanne co-writes Sussex Bloggers which showcases the best of East & West Sussex.