DIY Postcards for a Month of Letters Challenge

Denae DiVincenzo

You may have read about the Month of Letters Challenge that I participate in annually, but I don't always want to write a full letter. Over the weekend I discovered that watercolor paper makes for a great DIY postcard! I did some painting and then cut down the paper to a more postcard-like size and proceeded as usual. USPS has surprisingly view requirements when it comes to postcards.

To pay the postcard rate, they must be:

  • Rectangular
  • At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick (as a guide, an index card is thick enough)
  • No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick