Do you still send snail mail? Writing a letter may be a dying art, but designing and drawing your own postcard might just help keep it alive!
You might want to send a birthday card, or a Christmas card, or you might just want to send someone a very special note, whatever the reason these draw your own postcards are perfect!
Grandparents are going to love getting a hand drawn postcard, and they make the perfect last minute personalised birthday card too.
Plus, designing these postcards is a sneaky way to get the kids writing, because once you’ve drawn the picture, you need to turn over and write a message on the back.
These draw your own postcards are great for beginning writers as they can express themselves with a picture on the front and perhaps writing their name on the back, while learning that writing has meaning and value.
And they are really great for reluctant writers who are not overwhelmed by having to write a whole letter, just one or two sentences. Kids still get the benefit of learning how to compose a letter, and write out an address, without the stress that a big blank page can cause. Plus there is the added bonus that they might get a letter or postcard in return, which is great motivation to get writing!
Draw Your Own Postcard Free Printable Template.
These draw your own postcards are quite simple – just a printable postcard with a postage friendly back, and space for drawing on the front. Simple, but with endless possibilities for creativity and learning.
You can download the free printable draw your own postcard template here.
This is an A4 pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open this pdf. Be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
The easiest way to make a postcard is to print out the postcard templates onto some cardstock (matte photo paper works well), cut out the front and back pieces and glue them together, back to back. You could also print them on plain paper and glue them to either side of some cardboard – a cut up cereal box works great.
My kids all loved making and writing postcards to their friends and I had to print out heaps to keep up with demand. It’s a fun and meaningful way for everyone to work on their writing skills together, no matter what age or stage they are at.
Do you still send snail mail?
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