It’s invite season people! With weddings, BBQs, and graduations on the horizon expect your mail boxes (digital and physical) to be stuffed with invitations. Those of you on the sending side, let’s face it, trees are dying and the globe is warming so can we all agree that a bulky invitation is not en vogue in this eco friendly world we live in? That doesn’t mean you have to give you the warm and fuzzy feeling of dropping something into the letter slot, and knowing someone on the other end will receive your paper goods and be excited. How is that possible you may ask? The answer is simple my paper lovers. The Post Card.
The postcard is a very specific piece of printing that’s the best bang for your buck when it comes to the mailing world. Not only can you send your invites in a simple and creative way, it’s cheaper than your average mailing! A post card stamp is only 34 cents as opposed to the standard 49 cents of the average mailing. With that being said, it’s important to remember that postcards fall under specific and strict dimensions. The last thing in the world anyone sending out a batch of invites wants is to spend the night stamping and addressing to only get them all returned because they didn’t put the right postage on them. What are those qualifications? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
WHAT MAKES A POSTCARD A POSTCARD (in the eyes of USPS):
-The piece must be rectangular
-It has to be at least 3.5 x 5 inches, but no more than 4.25 x 6 inches.
-The thickness of the stock can’t exceed 0.016 inches thick. (Think index card weight)
As one can see, the requirements are strict, but allows for for a lot of room to play. You can still send vibrant invitations that save your wallet and the planet.