How to Make a Blank Postcard
Postcards are perfect for when you want to send someone a thoughtful and personalized letter. Ever since their rise during the 1870s, postcards have been a staple of written mail (as explained by the Smithsonian Institution, a historical resource).
Are you looking to create a fillable blank postcard to sell for business or use for yourself? If so, read our tips below for some tips on making a postcard from scratch!
1. Give Your Blank Postcard Appealing Visuals
Your blank postcard is primarily sectioned by its two sides. The front is where you add things like art, photos, or other visuals.
The aesthetics of your postcard is part of its main draw. Use image files that are high-quality and have little to no distortion. Besides good rendering, your postcard’s appearance also benefits from having a theme—like an old antique design or holiday depictions.
2. Your Blank Postcard’s Backside
The other side of your card is where the sender writes down their message and the receiver’s address. This side’s layout should be divided into two vertical halves, where one portion contains the message and the other contains the address. Also, in the address area, create a space where the sender can place their stamp.
3. Make Your Blank Postcard’s Backside Look Nice
It’s not only the postcard’s frontside that can have a visual design. On the back, add a few simple graphics on the corners or along the sides. Another option is using a picture as a background image, editing it so that it’s faded and doesn’t get in the way of the writing. Like with the front, make sure that the imagery is also thematically appropriate.
4. An Alternate Layout Design for Your Blank Postcard
If you prefer, you can also omit the address section on your postcard’s backside, reserving all that space for the message alone. If you do go with this alternative, mailing the postcard in an envelope is necessary, as the card itself won’t have space for the recipient’s address nor the stamp. Because of this, it’s advisable to create a matching envelope to sell it with or use for yourself.
And those are all our tips! Finally, if you need easy-to-use samples for your design, consider downloading our printable Blank Postcard Templates.
What kind of material do I print my blank postcard on?
Use cardstock when printing out your blank postcard.
What size should I give my blank postcard?
The most ideal dimensions for your blank postcard are 6x4 inches.
How many postcard templates can I download from Template.net?
At Template.net, there are over 180 unique and customizable postcard samples.
Which file formats are available for blank postcards by Template.net?
You can download file formats that are compatible with:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Apple Pages
- Microsoft Publisher
- Microsoft Word
How many envelope samples are available at Template.net?
You can download over 100 editable envelope designs from Template.net.