Postcards made their first appearance as an advertising vehicle in the United Sates right around the time our house was built in 1886. The first souvenir postcards printed in the US were created in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Despite the rapid decline in the use of “snail mail”, postcards remain very popular, mailed or not.
I recently created some postcards to be available to our bed and breakfast guests. These are available to in our guest rooms and can be sent to friends and family free of charge. It’s a simple way to help spread the word of our little establishment.
I used a great on-line design/print service called Moo. I’ve been very impressed with their high quality and quick turn around. I also used them to create my business cards.
Here are two of my designs: