What you’ll need:
White Card Stock Paper
Easy Peel Address Labels – optional
Labels – optional
First, choose your favorite engagement picture, open up Canva, & choose your own dimensions. For a 4X6 postcard you will want pixels that are 1200 height & 1800 width. Then customize your photo using Canva.
Next, print only one copy of your postcard. It would be so sad if you printed 300 only to discover there was something you didn’t like about them!
Once you have established that they are perfect print your save the date postcards.
This is a screen shot of Walmart’s prints November 2014.
So if you were to print 300 Save the Dates from Walmart they would cost $0.15 each which would be $45.00 not including tax.
The back of your photo will have words on them, which will need to be covered up in order to send your postcards in the mail. Above are some regulations I found online about what the back of a postcard should look like. The best way to cover up the back of the photo & to thicken the postcard is by cutting & pasting white card stock to the back of the photo. Oh, & save your self some time & energy by using a Paper Cutter to cut all of the card stock to size – I also used a glue stick to glue everything together.
The easiest way to do the addresses & return addresses is by typing up the addresses & printing them on Easy Peel Address Labels. That way when you go to send your Invitations & Thank You cards you can easily just print another copy without having to do all of the work a second or third time.
The same concept works for the wedding information on the back of the postcard. If you don’t want to hand write your wedding website or other information you can easily use address labels for any additional information.
If you do decide to do address labels for everything on the back I would highly recommend doing a test run. After printing off your single image (as mentioned above) go ahead & take it home, put the whole thing together – the card stock, address label, return address label, information label, & a random sticker to represent the stamp. That way you can make sure that you like what you are doing before printing 300 copies of your Postcard Save the Dates.
Another benefit to doing a test run is that if you decide to put your Postcard Save the Dates together with a group of friends – assembly line style – they will have an example of how you want your Save the Dates to look.
I will be sending a few of my DIY Postcard Save the Dates after Thanksgiving & when I get them back I will post a picture on Instagram to show you that they travelled smoothly!
I’d love to see your DIY Save the Date Postcards! Show off your Domestically Blissful inspired wedding projects on Instagram with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful for a chance to be featured on DB’s Instagram!
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