The Postcard Inspiration Guide

You're subscribing, or thinking of subscribing to The Art Post - but what do you do with all your fabulous art on postcards once you've started receiving them? We hope these top tips will give you some fabulous postcard inspiration.

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1. Send a message of gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – Anon

Gratitude is the human way of acknowledging the good things of life. Gratitude is defined as a positive emotional response that we perceive on giving or receiving a benefit from someone (Emmons & McCullough, 2004).

Gratitude has amazing benefits on the mind, and it has a powerful impact on the receiver. Take the time to write a message of thanks on one, or even all, of your Art Post postcards each month. Send it to a friend, pop it in a gratitude scrapbook, pin it to the fridge for your better half.

2. Create interchangeable wall art

Pin 'em up, frame them, add them to wire notice boards, peg them on string - the world's your oyster!

10 Postcard Display Ideas - How to Display Postcards | Apartment Therapy
Tuesday's Tips: Creative Ways to Display Postcards, Photos & Cards… –  Design Indulgences

3. Save them for birthdays

The Art Post is not only a wonderful way to find art, but also a really low cost way to receive fab birthday cards to send on to family and friends. Because you can display the postcard too, it's a little 2 in 1 card and gift! 

Postcard A Birthday Wish Posted 1915 | Etsy | Birthday wishes, Postcard,  Postcard mailing

4. Create a coffee table art gallery

You can easily just set them in a box, bowl or basket on a table. It makes a wonderful decoration and people (including you) can shuffle through them and get to know new artists!

Put postcards in a box and set them out to be viewed.

5. Find original art for your home

6. Write your favourite recipes on the postcards

Create a favourite recipe postcard box with all your favourite dishes and a simple how-to. You could even send these recipes to family and friends as little every-day gifts throughout the month!

Recipe postcards | Etsy

7. BE CREATIVE

How you use your postcards is entirely up to you! Show us how you use your postcards, and we will add you to the list if we love your ideas! Every couple of months, we're going to give away prints from incredible local artists for those who share the best postcard inspiration. Make sure to tag us @_theartpost, and hashtag #artpostinspo.

We CAN'T WAIT to see your incredible ideas!

Rach xxx

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