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Now on we go to 5 reasons sending postcards is awesome.
They make people smile
Almost every time I send somebody snail mail I get a text message with a lot of exclamation marks back. Everybody loves getting snail mail, so why not make someone’s day? Think about how awesome it would be to get something in the mail that wasn’t a bill, credit card offer, or catalog that you can’t figure out how to get off the mailing list for.
Postcards only cost a few dollars and sending them costs only 34 cents (as of April 2015). That means once you own the postcards you can make 3 people’s days for under $1.02. Buy a couple and keep them around so that they’re there when you need them.
There’s not an overwhelming amount of space to fill
One of my favorite parts about postcards is that there’s not an overwhelming amount of space to fill. You don’t need to share a huge, emotional story, you just need to say “hello, I was thinking of you today, you’re awesome, don’t ever change”. I just counted, only about 60-70 words actually even fit on the postcard. Super easy, right?
They only take a few minutes to write
One of the things that comes with the only 60 words territory is that it doesn’t take very long to write. Remember in middle school where you had to write a writing prompt in 45 minutes (goodness those were awful); well this is nothing like that. One you have the address you can write a postcard out in less than 3 minutes.
You can carry them with you easily
There’s a tiny box that I have (that used to have chocolates in it) that is the perfect size for carrying postcards around. It fits about 20 postcards and a bunch of pens. It fits in my purse incredibly easily and I never need to worry about anything getting wrinkled. This way, if I end up with some extra time in my day I can take out a postcard and start to write. (Think about how many you could write while waiting for an appointment…)