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love.gif posted on 29-1-2019 at 08:44 PM
What do you think of HandMade cards ?


So, as an Italian postcrosser I asked a question in an Italian post crossing group : would it be fine if I'd use a photo with stamp and address in the back as a handmade postcard ?
I heard that a man didn't register the postcard because it was handmade, I found it very rude. What do you think about it ?
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[*] posted on 1-2-2019 at 06:17 PM


Was the Photo professionally printed on postcard cardboard? Then it is a postcard and has to be registered.
But if it was just printed on (thin) photo-paper then it is not a postcard.
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[*] posted on 2-3-2019 at 05:43 AM


There are groups in the forum for postcrossers who send photos to each other! :) If you're interested, have a look into the handmade cards and mail art directory in my signature.
If the receiver states on their profile page that they like handmade cards, then you should be fine. Otherwise, as photos usually are rather thin, you risk your card not being registered.
I've received photos as postcards and I think they are great.
But they are prone to attracting fingerprints and fading colours and crinkling, it's not the best choice of paper for postcards. If you print them on a sturdier paper, you should be fine either way as handmade cards are generally allowed at Postcrossing.
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thumbup.gif posted on 3-3-2019 at 07:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RalfH  
Was the Photo professionally printed on postcard cardboard? Then it is a postcard and has to be registered.
But if it was just printed on (thin) photo-paper then it is not a postcard.


I agree.
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