Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mail, sale and DIY

Email is great but I still love real mail - postcards especially. 

From now until May 30, use the coupon code STH10 when spending $50 or more in my Etsy shop and 10% will automatically be deducted from your order PLUS I will send you a real, handwritten postcard from Saint Helena, South Atlantic Ocean. (You are welcome to the discount whether or not you'd like a postcard - just make a note in the message to seller when checking out.)

The island is only accessible by ship so delivery will take anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on where you live - meaning postcards will be received sometime between August and October, complete with rather collectible Saint Helenian stamps.

Easy Postcard Journal DIY

When my kids were little, before they could keep a journal, they started collecting postcards from places we went. It allowed them to make an (inexpensive) purchase and we put them together to make easy travel scrapbooks. Older kids can be encouraged to write a sentence or short paragraph on the back.  We keep postcards we receive from friends and family the same way. 

I purchased medium sized rings an office supply store and punched single holes through a corner of the cards. Its much easier than a traditional scrap book and would work great for photos, tickets and other paper souvenirs. 

My youngest son's travel scrap book - that's the RMS Saint Helena, the only ship that services the island.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm. So you love REAL postcards? Email your postal address in St. Helen's and we'll do a Nepal/ St. Helen's postcard exchange! Hugs. Thinking of you packing and preparing and hoping you are coping better than me! MWAA, Wendy