Postcards are a necessity in our family since the kids love writing everyone about their trip, and the grandparents enjoy hearing from them while we’re away. The problem always is that it takes us a few days to remember to buy the postcards, and then they all look the same. Very pretty, but generic pictures of the beach, boardwalk, birds or the sunset.
We solved that problem this year…and saved some money too. Our budding artists, the twins, started drawing pictures of the beach the first day we were here and that gave me the idea to have them draw their own postcards. So I went to the drugstore and picked up a pack of 4 X 6 index cards (just $1.50 for 50 of them, so they’ll last a few trips). The twins drew and colored pictures of their view of their trip on the blank side of the card. The ocean with fish, wild ponies with castles in the background (even though there are no castles on Assateugue Island, but they’re into castles right now.) On the lined side of the index card we drew a vertical line down the middle and they wrote their message on the left side and put the address and stamp on the right side…just like a ‘real’ postcard.
They turned out great. The kids are so proud and I’m sure eveyone will enjoy getting a hand drawn card of what the kids did much more than a stock beach photo.