Postcrossing Official Forum
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom


Printable Version  
 Pages:  1    3  ..  28
Author: Subject: How do you store your postcards?
aquelarre
Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 41
Registered: 2-12-2005
Location: Madrid, Spain
Country Flag:
Spain

Spain
Member Is Offline

Mood: Back to real life!

[*] posted on 7-12-2005 at 05:21 PM
How do you store your postcards?


I used to collect them and put on shoeboxes.... then a few of them would hang off my walls (mostly the received ones) . But I am wondering... because now I would be receiving more and more (or so I hope ;)) so I do not know whether to put them on an album...I was thinking of a photoalbum, maybe... I just need tolook for a good size

More ideas?
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
Mundoo
Head Forum Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 6038
Registered: 30-11-2005
Location: Hindmarsh Island Australia
Country Flag:
Australia

Australia
Postcrossing Username: mundoo
Member Is Offline

Mood: Riding trains

[*] posted on 7-12-2005 at 08:38 PM


This is a problem I have as well. I looked at postcard/photo albums but they don't accomodate the large or odd shaped postcards. I have had a round postcard as well as extra long.

I have mine in a plastic bag but want to be able to see/display them better.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Sileas
New Member
**




Posts: 12
Registered: 1-12-2005
Location: smalltown Norway
Country Flag:
Norway

Norway
Member Is Offline

Mood: nice to be back

[*] posted on 8-12-2005 at 10:36 AM


At the moment I have them hanging along my bookshelf. I live in a student dorm and the walls are really bleak otherwise so it is nice to add some colour!
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Miri
New Member
**


Avatar


Posts: 16
Registered: 3-12-2005
Location: Turku, Finland
Member Is Offline

Mood: is writing her thesis

[*] posted on 8-12-2005 at 02:38 PM


I have two "posters" on my walls with postcards I received when I was younger.

Those, which are not hanging, are in a very beautiful box (looks like a pirates' treasure chest). However this box is not very big and as I'm also a passionate snail mail writer... it's too small!! :mad: I gotta get a new one... a bigger one!! :D
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Corazon
New Member
**


Avatar


Posts: 2
Registered: 1-12-2005
Location: Texas
Member Is Offline

Mood: Tired.

[*] posted on 9-12-2005 at 03:05 AM


Mine are making a collage in a hallway in my house. There are plenty of thumbtack holes in the wall, but I try not to put holes in the cards, just hold them to the wall with the heads of the tacks.

Corazon
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
soilian
Member
******


Avatar


Posts: 1546
Registered: 30-11-2005
Location: Finland
Country Flag:
Finland

Finland
Postcrossing Username: soilian
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood, indeed

[*] posted on 9-12-2005 at 07:57 AM


I have stored my cards in a box.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
ana
Administrator
********


Avatar


Posts: 972
Registered: 30-11-2005
Location: Tavira, Portugal
Country Flag:
Portugal

Portugal
Postcrossing Username: meiadeleite
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 9-12-2005 at 11:57 AM


hanging on my door... lots of them. i live in a little room in an international students housing, and having postcards on the walls makes me feel confy, i guess :)
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
glenasena
Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 62
Registered: 3-12-2005
Location: Albury NSW
Country Flag:
Australia

Australia
Postcrossing Username: glenasena
Member Is Offline

Mood: Happy

[*] posted on 26-12-2005 at 11:02 AM


I keep mine in a decorated box that I bought especially for that purpose. Hope I get some inspiration and do something interesting with them. :P
View user's profile View All Posts By User
swan
Administrator
********




Posts: 740
Registered: 2-12-2005
Location: California
Country Flag:
United States

United States
Postcrossing Username: swan
Member Is Offline

Mood: Happy

[*] posted on 26-12-2005 at 11:46 PM


For now, I have them in a 4"X6" photo album. I already have two that are oversized, though, so I may do something else eventually.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
swan
Administrator
********




Posts: 740
Registered: 2-12-2005
Location: California
Country Flag:
United States

United States
Postcrossing Username: swan
Member Is Offline

Mood: Happy

[*] posted on 28-12-2005 at 08:00 PM


It has to be something that can be viewed from both sides, with clear sleeves to put the cards in or something, because usually the front and back side are both equally interesting.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Lady-Astaroth
New Member
**




Posts: 6
Registered: 1-12-2005
Location: Cologne, Germany
Country Flag:
Germany

Germany
Member Is Offline

Mood: Back from holiday

[*] posted on 30-12-2005 at 05:44 PM


I store them in a photo box and also on my harddrive after having scanned them. :)
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
frummeltje23
New Member
**




Posts: 2
Registered: 26-1-2006
Location: Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: always happy

[*] posted on 31-1-2006 at 01:26 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by Neen
I have them in a photo album for now. I may get a scrapbook and put them in there.


Oh that is a great idea! I was wondering what people do with the recieved postcards! Thanks;)
View user's profile View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
mingshu
Member
*****




Posts: 347
Registered: 18-1-2006
Location: Häme
Country Flag:
Finland

Finland
Postcrossing Username: mingshu
Member Is Offline

Mood: unusual times... take care of yourselves and your near ones :)

cool.gif posted on 31-1-2006 at 03:38 PM


i have 2 postcard albums but they take only the usual size cards :cool: one album takes 100 cards !

the rest of the cards are in big rose printed cardboard box.

i´d love to have a huge corkboard on the wall, too :D
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
nicolajmp
New member
*




Posts: 1
Registered: 24-1-2006
Location: NW England
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 31-1-2006 at 06:00 PM


I've made my own box to store them in, decorated with maps because I get my cards from all over obviously :) Now I just need more cards to put in it :D
View user's profile View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
vickytoria74
New Member
**




Posts: 5
Registered: 25-1-2006
Location: Portland/Beaverton OR
Member Is Offline

Mood: gloomy, april 17

[*] posted on 31-1-2006 at 09:55 PM


I have mine in a photo album that fits the bigger pcs. not the regular 4x6 one.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
bklvrinva
New Member
**




Posts: 2
Registered: 2-12-2005
Location: Virginia USA
Country Flag:
United States

United States
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 1-2-2006 at 03:24 AM


I've started a scrap book for my postcrossing postcards. My older ones that I have are in varies places. Some are in photo albums, scrap books, boxes. I also put some in frames, I have some hanging off my desk. I like to surround myself with places & historical things.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
swan
Administrator
********




Posts: 740
Registered: 2-12-2005
Location: California
Country Flag:
United States

United States
Postcrossing Username: swan
Member Is Offline

Mood: Happy

[*] posted on 1-2-2006 at 03:00 PM


I gave up my little album, because I got too many oversized cards for it to be practical. I now use a photobox to store the cards. And a few that I especially like I put on my desk to look at.
I still use the album to keep track of the cards I send (I make copies of every one and note when sent and received).
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
frummeltje23
New Member
**




Posts: 2
Registered: 26-1-2006
Location: Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: always happy

[*] posted on 27-2-2006 at 10:25 PM


Every month I change my wall. Tomorrow it's the big day to change :)
Then I keep the postcards in a plastic box, I give the postcards a number and keep a list when they arrived :)
View user's profile View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
topazcat
New Member
**




Posts: 4
Registered: 16-1-2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Postcrossing Username: topazcat
Member Is Offline

Mood: Not happy with postage hike

[*] posted on 27-2-2006 at 10:31 PM


Very nice!

I'm looking for a photo album to place them in so we can look at them over and over and still keep them in good shape.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Corazon
New Member
**


Avatar


Posts: 2
Registered: 1-12-2005
Location: Texas
Member Is Offline

Mood: Tired.

[*] posted on 27-2-2006 at 10:38 PM


In my house there is a hallway that connects the kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, office and living room. I use the walls of this hallway to display my cards. However, since this hallway is more doorway than wall, I am quickly running out of room. To number the cards and list them would be far too much effort for me... An album would be more my style, but a shoebox would work too, perhaps I would organize them by country or theme.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
amblnc38
New Member
**




Posts: 2
Registered: 13-12-2005
Location: Malfunction Junction (Birmingham), Alabama
Country Flag:
USA

USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cranky! :)

[*] posted on 28-2-2006 at 02:13 AM


I've got a scrapbook I put them in after I scan them. >)
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
paperraven
New member
*




Posts: 1
Registered: 3-2-2006
Location: Kansas, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Empty mailbox syndrome

[*] posted on 28-2-2006 at 02:49 AM


I've got a little bulletin-board type thing that I put everything up on :) I think it's technically called a "French memory board" or something.. it's got criss-crossing ribbons and you just get things to stay up on it by poking the corners under the ribbons. I adore looking at all the beautiful cards I've received:D
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
Artemis
New Member
**




Posts: 4
Registered: 11-1-2006
Location: Portugal
Member Is Offline

Mood: I have internet again w00t

[*] posted on 28-2-2006 at 12:56 PM


Mine are in a shoe box, their temporary home till I find a suitable album.
View user's profile View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
lilo
New member
*




Posts: 1
Registered: 4-3-2006
Location: Italy
Country Flag:
Italy

Italy
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

wink.gif posted on 10-3-2006 at 11:14 PM
How do you keep your postcard collection?


At the moment all my postcards are in a box, but I'm searching for an original way to keep them.
Any suggestion?
Thanks

:)
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Mundoo
Head Forum Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 6038
Registered: 30-11-2005
Location: Hindmarsh Island Australia
Country Flag:
Australia

Australia
Postcrossing Username: mundoo
Member Is Offline

Mood: Riding trains

[*] posted on 10-3-2006 at 11:21 PM


I asked the same question months ago. Mine are kept in a plastic bag.
I do scan the postcards and put them on Flickr.com and so can see them readily there when I want to look through them. I had thought of a postcard album but they don't fit the irregular or odd shaped or large cards, and I have a few of those. I haven't really found a satisfactory way of storing my cards.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
 Pages:  1    3  ..  28

  Go To Top

Imprint