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[*] 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.
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[*] posted on 10-3-2006 at 11:41 PM


I used to have a very organized system, but not anymore. I have all my special themes organized...UNESCO, government buildings, mapcards, etc., by country (and then sometimes down to state if I am patient enough to go hunting for them for other countries) in lovely clear plastic bins that are just the right size for postcards (oversize go into a labeled folder and then into a bigger plastic box). All the cards that are just fun or interesting or otherwise go into a HUGE plastic bin that is packed to its limits and I need to get another one this weekend. And then some postcards are worked into some of my altered art projects.
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 12:34 AM


I keep mine in a kete.. a flax woven bag that sits on my computer desk. I actually have two.. one is for all my received cards and another is for all my cards and stamps etc that have yet to be posted off to people.
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 12:51 AM


I have a small photo album that has clear pockets that just fit a single postcard. I love that I can see the front and back and that it fits so neatly on the shelf. It's almost full! I hope I can find another one. My over-sized cards are just here and there. I have to figure out something to do with them.
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 02:52 AM


Mine are in a box at the moment, but I am trying to find a way of displaying them on a wall without having to put a pin in them. :D
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 05:11 AM


I have a photo album
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 07:27 AM


There are some good ideas here! I print off the map on their profile, colour photocopy the back of the card onto the page, and then stick the postcard on so it is all on an A4 page. Then I put the page in a clearfile folder. I can keep them in my bookcase, all safe and pull them out and look at them. I have one folder for officials and one for swaps on the forum. :)
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 07:40 AM


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There are some good ideas here! I print off the map on their profile, colour photocopy the back of the card onto the page, and then stick the postcard on so it is all on an A4 page. Then I put the page in a clearfile folder. I can keep them in my bookcase, all safe and pull them out and look at them. I have one folder for officials and one for swaps on the forum. :)


How do you attach them to the A4 paper? I would like to do the same idea as you but don't want to ruin the cards by glueing them to paper
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 10:20 AM


I keep mine in a postcard album, they have clear pockets so you can see both the picture side and the text side. ^^ I just bought a bunch of them from a book store sale and they should be enough for a while. (Unless I go completely tag-crazy. :D)
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 07:14 PM


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There are some good ideas here! I print off the map on their profile, colour photocopy the back of the card onto the page, and then stick the postcard on so it is all on an A4 page. Then I put the page in a clearfile folder. I can keep them in my bookcase, all safe and pull them out and look at them. I have one folder for officials and one for swaps on the forum. :)


How do you attach them to the A4 paper? I would like to do the same idea as you but don't want to ruin the cards by glueing them to paper


I actually just use weak (cheap hehe) tape on parts of the card that don't have anything on them. Even one bit is enough as the clearfile keeps it in place nicely. Just fold it over itself in a loop so its sticky both sides. If you are worried about damaged the card, you could use scotch removable tape.:)
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 10:34 PM




The door of my toilet. The door is almost full at this point in time (not to be seen at this picture), so I'll continue on the wall. :cool:
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[*] posted on 11-3-2006 at 11:42 PM


That's certainly a different way (and place) to display!!
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[*] posted on 12-3-2006 at 12:01 AM
Photo album


I was keeping them in a photo box, but my kids love to look at them over and over, so I placed them all in a photo album so they will last longer.

There was a paper divider in each photo sleeve (so you can place two pictures back to back) but I removed that. This way, you can see the front of the post card, then flip the page and see the stamp and read the message.

It is also handy to take with me to show to friends. ;)
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[*] posted on 12-3-2006 at 08:41 AM


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There are some good ideas here! I print off the map on their profile, colour photocopy the back of the card onto the page, and then stick the postcard on so it is all on an A4 page. Then I put the page in a clearfile folder. I can keep them in my bookcase, all safe and pull them out and look at them. I have one folder for officials and one for swaps on the forum. :)


How do you attach them to the A4 paper? I would like to do the same idea as you but don't want to ruin the cards by glueing them to paper


I actually just use weak (cheap hehe) tape on parts of the card that don't have anything on them. Even one bit is enough as the clearfile keeps it in place nicely. Just fold it over itself in a loop so its sticky both sides. If you are worried about damaged the card, you could use scotch removable tape.:)


I really like this idea of storing the cards. I'm new to postcrossing (I'm waiting for my first cards to arrive!), and I'm considering of keeping my postcards this way too. Though, I think if you'd use these kind of transparant photo-corners to stick the cards to the paper, you'd even do less damage to the cards!
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[*] posted on 12-3-2006 at 10:16 AM


my collection is keeping on the left side of the fridge.

But my magnets will finish soon! :)
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[*] posted on 14-3-2006 at 02:10 AM


Im putting my postcards in a photo album. My daughter takes them to school to show her class.
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[*] posted on 14-3-2006 at 02:19 AM


great idea appletrees. At the moment mine are in a gladware container, I had to put them into something because I was showing them to this person and that person and leaving them in a different place each time!
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[*] posted on 16-3-2006 at 05:43 PM


That postcard mobile is neat. I wonder whether I could even make one myself. I just need the right clips, I guess.

Where did you find the thing hanging on the wall? Is it a shower curtain???
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[*] posted on 17-3-2006 at 09:25 PM



Great idea, robayre!!! Genial! :)

So far, I archive my few postcards with a big clip... :(
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[*] posted on 17-3-2006 at 10:50 PM


I got this box.



I decorated it by myself, and so it seems.
It's an old parfumbox.
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[*] posted on 19-3-2006 at 12:51 PM


Until two days ago I always kept mine in a box. That was a bit messy. Now I put them into a photo album, there they won't be damaged and I can look at them over and over again :D
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[*] posted on 27-3-2006 at 11:04 PM


I don't have that many postcards at this stage, so I keep them in my little pink notebook. I love looking at them nearly every day.
This thread gave me some ideas how to organize them in the future.
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[*] posted on 28-3-2006 at 07:40 AM


that photo is great i can see the postcard that i sent to you, its quite obvious to me

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There's a few more up there now, and a few more I need to put up.

I had to stop putting them on my door because my cat attacked and pulled one of them down...
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[*] posted on 28-3-2006 at 08:15 AM


I'm not supposed to attach anything to my student apartment's walls so I keep mine on the closet doors. I also have a box where I keep handmade and otherwise delicate cards and cards that I don't want to be seen by just anyone who might come here.

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[*] posted on 28-3-2006 at 09:22 AM


I tried the wall/door thing, but I ran out of space pretty fast (I couldnt decide which I should choose to put on the door or in a box) and I didnt want to damage them by gluing them to the door so I put them in a little folder (now 3) but lately I have too many big postcards that down fit with the rest so once again im looking for a nice way to store them, this tread is great but Im still looking for that one very unique but simple idea...
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