Saturday, October 29, 2011

Send Postcards Easily With Postcardly - GIVEAWAY! Ends 11/10/11

I love postcards, and I always have the best of intentions to actually send them to friends and family when I go on vacation. Unfortunately, if I ever manage to buy them, which I think we can all agree is the first step in the postcard sending process, I rarely make it to the next step of writing on the postcard and addressing it. Then there's the real stickler, the mailing process - finding a post office to buy stamps and mail the postcards. I definitely think the effort is worthwhile, but I think staying caught up on laundry is a worthwhile endeavor as well, and if you've ever seen my laundry room (and my GOD! I hope you  haven't!), you might have an idea of where I'm going with this.

Then I found out about a new service called Postcardly. It's a service that allows you to easily send postcards of pictures you've taken. If I'm getting ready to go on a trip, I can log into my Postcardly account and set everything up for everyone on my postcard list. All I have to do is create a unique email address for each recipient, for example alysiageorge@postcardly.com, and enter mailing addresses for each person. This is a very easy process with simple directions to guide users through the process. Then, while I'm on vacation and I just took an awesome picture that I want to share with someone, I just email the picture to their Postcardly email address, along with a personal message, and Postcardly creates a real live postcard out of the email and mails it. Postage is included in the price.

There are so many things I love about this service! I love that my postcards can now be 100%  unique and personal. Instead of the stock photos that everyone else is sending, my postcards can have pictures of my kids in them, or whatever else I want. I love that I can send one little email and then everything else is done for me. And I love that I can use Postcardly for more than just vacation postcards. I can send a personal message and picture anytime, and for any reason. I can even take a picture on my phone and email it right from my phone!

I sent a Postcardly to myself just to try it out, and the nice quality postcard arrived in less than a week. I sent one to my friend, a picture of Mattie with her daughter, with a message that Mattie misses Chloe and hopefully we can get together soon. I'm planning on using these for thank you cards as well. When someone sends one of my kids a gift, I can take a picture of my kid with the gift, add a thank you message, and with a quick email, send it off. 


Maybe you have become accustomed to posting pictures on your Facebook page as your primary means of sharing photos with your family and friends. Maybe your mom's not on Facebook and she's getting sick of being left out of the loop. You can now appease her with Postcardly! In fact, Postcardly was started by three family guys, one of whom wanted to make sure his grandma, who doesn't use a computer, wouldn't get left out.

Anyone can go to www.Postcardly.com and get a FREE 3 postcard trial. Hop on over there and get your trial, you'll love it! And when you can't get enough, you can sign up for one of their affordable plans. The postcards work out to cost 99 cents each (or less, depending on the plan you choose), including postage, and you can buy as few as 5 at a time. That's cheaper than buying a postcard or a card at the store and putting a stamp on it. 


The folks at Postcardly were nice enough to let me try out their service by giving me 10 free postcards. And they want to share with one of you too! I have a code for 10 free postcards to give to one lucky winner! Contest ends 11/10/11, so please enter now and spread the word! U.S. only.


Just follow my easy rules to win, and don't forget to include your email address and to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry!:


  1. (This is MANDATORY) Leave me a comment below telling me where you would love to send a post card from. 
  2. (Optional) Go "like" Postcardly on Facebook
  3. (Optional) Go "like" MichiGal on Facebook.
  4. (Optional) Follow MichiGal on Twitter.
Remember, even if you don't win, you can still go to www.Postcardly.com and get a 3 postcard FREE trial! Everyone's a winner!


Thanks to Postcardly for allowing me to try out this awesome service by providing me with 10 free postcards. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

15 comments:

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

I'd love to send a postcard from Hawaii! (I don't see that happening!)

Unknown said...

I would love to send a postcard from the Maldive Islands.

Kelli Avery
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Unknown said...

Liked and Left a comment on Postcardly

Kelli Avery

Unknown said...

Liked you on Facebook and left a comment.

Kelli Avery

Unknown said...

Following you on Twitter

Kelli Avery

c allen said...

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Rose Powell said...

I'd love to send a post card from Puerto Rico, my nationality, my origin, my roots, I haven't been in some years, but I'd love to take my family there so that they can learn my heritage.

Rose Powell said...

I Liked Postcardly on Facebook

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I liked you on FB
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Rose Powell said...

I follow you on twitter @rar1228

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Mom of Two said...

I would love to send a post card to my kids & niece & nephew from the North Pole, from you know who.

Anonymous said...

We just got back from a trip to DC. I'd love to send some belated postcards--what a cool concept!