30 uses for postcards

Postcards are alive.  If you just see them as coloured pieces of paper, you wouldn’t be reading this anyway.  We’ve been keeping a list of ways to use postcards, and here’s what we came up with so far.  By all means please use the “Comments” section to give us more ideas … we want to get to 50 if we can.  Here goes, in completely random order (except for the last two):

 

*  Frame them, one-by-one or in a group, and hang them on the wall

*  Give them as gifts

*  Teaching aids

*  Turn them into paintings

*  Kid’s game where you take each other’s cards by throwing them and landing closest to the wall

*  Display on the refrigerator

*  Cover up the text (or just show the front) and make a game of guessing the location

*  Trade them like sports cards

*  Vacation scrapbooks

*  Adding decoration/information to wall maps

*  Posters for your theme restaurant or pub

*  As a substitute for photographs

*  See if you can build houses with them, like we used to do with playing cards

*  Transfer image to a mug or a T-shirt

*  On the bulletin board or at your desk at work

*  Donate to local historical societies or schools

*  Use as models for paintings (oil, watercolour)

*  Save for the grandkids

*  Miniature jigsaw puzzles

*  Use as place guides for dinner

*  Create a memory game with (for example) 36 cards upside down on a table, and 18 related pairs

*  Wrap or include them with gifts from that country

*  Make a mobile

*  Compare postcard view with a photograph of the same place

*  Collect all possible postcards of one specific subject (Hint:  watch background foliage change over time)

*  Convert them to greeting cards

*  Laminate them in groups, as placemats

*  Make a mouse pad (yes, it can be done using the image)

*  Send them to your friends and relatives

*  Sell them

 

The other ideas we had were too far-out.  Help!