When traveling somewhere interesting it is fun to send postcards to friends and family but how cool would it be to send your mom a picture of yourself in front of the Acropolis instead just the standard fare postcard? Well, now you can.
Postcardly is an app where you can turn your photos into real-life postcards that are then delivered by U.S. Mail. It’s especially great for staying in touch with older family members or young children who don’t use computers.
Not just an app: You can send postcards from your phone, your computer, or anywhere you have email. Just send an email with an attached photo the way you normally send an email: your photo will be on the front of the postcard, your words will go on the back.
Postcardly costs $4.99 a month for 5 postcards, $9.99 a month for 15 postcards, or a one-time charge of $19.99 for 20 prepaid postcards, for domestic U.S. postcards. International postcards count as two postcards against your monthly limit (or the number of postcards on your account, in the case of a pre-paid plan). If you are a sometimes traveler, the 20 pack seems like the most economical way to go at $.99 a card. And let’s face it, no one likes to sign up for anything on a monthly basis if you don’t have to.
Of Special Note: postcards sent to overseas locations that receive U.S. domestic mail (such as Puerto Rico and Military Post Offices with APO or FPO addresses) only count as single postcards. The military postal system is reliable and fairly fast—so Postcardly can be a great way to stay in touch with American troops abroad.
What I like about this app is that with regular postcards I always have a hard time writing small enough to get in everything I want to say. With Postcardly you can fit about a 100 words on your card, all nice and neat.