Thursday, 28 July 2011

Going Postal: Hello and a Postcard

Hi. Today I'm Going Postal for the first time. When I first read about Julie's idea for all things postal, projects, supplies anything really I immediately thought about this....
...an old postcard I found. Apart from the fact it features where I live I love the interactiveness of it. It must have appealed to the scrapper in me.
Behind the little flap are some pullout photos
There are some wonderful shots of some local bays what a shame they don't look like that now.
I did wonder how the postcard made it through the post in tact I'm not sure it would happen nowadays but sent it was by Doreen on 23 August 1951 to a Mrs Gody in Bath. There was no message to accompany the postcard only these strict instructions:

Only name and Address of Sender allowed
If any other writing, Letter Postage is required

It seems that it was a printed paper mailing novelty and the shape was passed by the G.P.O for printed paper rate. Who knew? And just in case you couldn't work it out there is a handy tip 'To Open Raise Flap'.

I certainly don't send postcards but I do send cards - Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Wedding, Get Well..........and cards just to say, Hello. In her latest Going Postal blog post Julie shares some general greetings cards featuring one of her favourite greeting stamps so I thought I'd share mine too.
A simple Hello.

If you would like some inspiration for making your own greetings cards don't forget that tomorrow I will be making the draw for the next recipient of the Cardmaker's Sketch Book. If you would like to be in with a chance please leave me a comment on this post. Thank you :-)

7 comments:

Sian said...

What a gorgeous postcard! Funny, I saw a quick bit of Margate in those days on that programme last night about old documentaries and I thought of you

sarah h said...

I love looking at old pics and seeing how different everything was then. The 'hello' card is very cute :-)

Sandra said...

Wouldn't it be lovely if something like this still came through the door :). Such a lovely card, cute image

Julie Kirk said...

Ok - let's try for 2nd time lucky with this comment then!!

Thank you for joining in.

I love the postcard. Such a paper treasure.

At the time I was writing the vanished comment, I was also uploading a project to my TwoPeas gallery which uses an extremely similar technique! There's really nothing new under the crafting sun is there?

Anyhoo ... as you know, you're pinned to the Pinterest board now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/going-postal/

Thanks again. [Let's just hope I didn't randomly post that other comment to another blog ...]

Julie :-)

Sandie said...

Hello Amanda, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my post today. This is my first visit and it seems we have lots that we share, so I have become a follower and look forward to visiting more often.
We both have a book to pass on too. Hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine.
I love the postcard - what a treasure! I'm off now to visit you on Pinterest....

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab postcard. It's a great idea. I love it.

jennifer said...

Oh, that postcard of margate is fabulous! You don't get postcards like that these days do you?

Your card is very cute too, the little bird is very sweet! x