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When designed well and targeted to the right people, postcards are a very effective means of marketing any local business. In a world where many businesses have gone almost completely online, physical direct mail is a fantastic way to stand out in the minds—and hands!—of your local customers.
Compared to longer-form direct mailings like a brochure, postcards capture your customers’ attention in a matter of seconds. They’re small, unobtrusive, and easy for recipients to quickly scan and evaluate. By adding bold text, beautiful imagery, and a clear offer, you can inspire your postcard recipients to take action—whether that’s calling to claim a special sales price, stopping by your store for 20% off, or setting up a free consultation with your company.
Creating a successful postcard doesn’t require a huge marketing budget, either. With MyCreativeShop’s online postcard maker, you can design your own custom postcards and print them anywhere. We have 2000+ professionally designed postcard templates, so all you have to do is choose the one you like and start customizing it online! Even with no graphic design experience, you can have a print-ready postcard in minutes.
Easily Customizable Postcard Templates
Our postcard templates are geared toward diverse industries: carpet cleaners, dental clinics, lawn care professionals, churches, political campaigns, and more. No matter your organization or business, we’re sure to have an awesome design for you. Every postcard template has been made by a professional graphic designer and includes all the ready-to-customize content areas you’ll need:
- Attention-grabbing headline text
- Paragraphs to explain your features, benefits, and services
- Beautiful imagery and background shapes
- Eye-catching call-out boxes to highlight your main offer or call-to-action
- Placeholders for your business name, logo, and contact information
If you’re in a rush to print, you can make only the essential edits to these areas: upload your logo, change your headline, and add your company contact information. By keeping things simple, you can finish very quickly while still getting a uniquely personalized design.
On the other hand, if you’d like to spend more time customizing your postcard, you can do that, too! Choose any template as a starting point or even select a blank postcard template. Then use our simple drag-and-drop editor to make as many design tweaks as you want:
- Change the background color or patter
- Upload your own photos or choose a free stock photo from our built-in image library
- Crop photos into interesting shapes
- Try out new fonts and colors on your headline or paragraph text
- Move elements around for a creative postcard layout
Every postcard template we offer comes with fully customizable areas for both the front and the back. Yes, that means even the postcard back template area is there to give you a complete postcard design experience.
Versatile Postcard Sizing and Orientation Options
Our standard postcard templates are available in easy-to-mail sizes:
- 4.25" x 6" Postcards
- 8.5" x 5.5" Postcards
- A5 Postcards
- A6 Postcards
Depending on whether you prefer a landscape or portrait orientation—which is often driven by your choice of imagery and headline—you can use each size in either a horizontal or vertical postcard design by rotating the elements in the editor. Both of these standard sizes are designed for bulk printing and delivery to a single address (like your home or office). From there you can choose how you’d like to distribute your postcards to your mailing list.
Don’t have a mailing list, but want to get the word out quickly to a specific group of people? Then you should check out our EDDM postcard templates instead. EDDM, or Every Day Direct Mail®, allows you to send postcards to different locations within a designated ZIP code. It’s a really simple way to share your postcard with a target area. The EDDM postcard format is only available in the United States.
Affordable Postcard Printing with Guaranteed Delivery
Whether you choose standard or EDDM postcard designs, you can order your postcard prints as soon as you’ve finished customizing them. Our postcards are printed on firm, durable cardstock with high-gloss UV finish on one or both sides. This premium paper stands up well to shipping so that your recipients will get a high-quality mailing that reflects well on your brand.
You can order as few as 50 postcards at a time, or as many as 50,000. Every order comes with a guaranteed delivery date and our satisfaction guarantee!
Download a Print-Ready File for Local Printing
If you don’t want to order prints from us, no problem! You can just as easily download a print-ready PDF and send it to your local print shop or another online printing site. You can even download a full-bleed file that prints great on any professional printing equipment.
Postcard Design to Direct Mail—It’s All Easy!
With MyCreativeShop, your postcard design process is all about you and what your business needs. You’re free to make as many creative customizations as you want before you print, free to try out new templates and save them, and we give you the freedom to print your postcards anywhere.
From design to print, we make direct mail easy so that you’re free to focus on more important things. Browse our 1,800+ postcard templates and get started today.
- 300 DPI PDF - Print at home (no bleed)
- 300 DPI PDF - Commercial Print (full bleed)
- Web Quality JPG
- Shareable Link - Get a custom url to easily share your design online - Learn about shared pages
- Order high-quality prints of your postcards - See Postcard printing options
Creating an effective postcard begins with a well-thought out plan. Before you start, decide what it is you want your readers to do after they read your postcard. The answer to that question is your Call to Action. Clearly conveying that CTA is the goal of the postcard design process. Your CTA could be an invitation to visit your new location, participate in a sale, utilize valuable coupons, join a rewards program, attend an event, or call for a free consultation. Browse our catalog to find a postcard template that meets your needs. Gather together your high-quality images, original content, and an understanding of your company’s branding strategy, then open your chosen template in our online editor.
Once the editor loads, you can easily apply your company’s color scheme by utilizing our “Replace this color” feature to swap out all occurrences of one shade with another. Choose from the existing colors in our palette or enter your own custom CMYK codes to ensure that your postcard stays on brand. Upload your own logo and images to replace those within the template or utilize any of our stock photos. Our photo quality index gives you a preview of how clear your printed images will be by displaying its DPI and a quality category from Marginal to Perfect (For more on image quality and DPI, check out our Complete Guide to Understanding DPI. Replace placeholder text with your original content by copy/pasting or simply typing directly into the textbox, add or customize call out boxes, and swap out icons, shapes, and patterns from our toolbox with just a few clicks. Triple-check your work for any goofs or typos, then hand it over to another pair of eyes for an outside perspective. Does your postcard do what you intended it to do? Does it make sense? Are there any glaring errors or clarity issues to address? Once you’re satisfied that everything is in order, you’re ready to print! If you want to learn more, read through our guide, How to Make a Postcard: A Simple Guide For Business Owners.
The standard postcard size is 4.25” x 6,” but MyCreativeShop also offers postcard templates in 3 additional sizes: 8.5" x 5.5," A5 (210mmx148mm), and A6 (148mmx105mm). When designing your postcard, consider the content you want to include and your company’s branding strategy, then select the postcard sizing that's the best fit.
Mailing your finished postcards to your intended audience will likely take one of three paths. First, if your list is small, you can handwrite or print labels with each address and then either add appropriate postage or mail them from your local post office. If taking this path, it’s important to note that the US Postal Service only allows postcards with a maximum dimension of 4 ¼” x 6” x 0.016” to receive the lower First-Class Postcard rate. You can still send postcards that are larger than that, but you’ll need to pay the regular First-Class Letter rate. Anything greater than 6 ⅛” x 11 ½” x ¼”, though, and you’ll find yourself paying Flats (large envelope) rates. MyCreativeShop offers postcards in both 4 ¼” x 6” and 5 ½” x 8 ½” sizes.
The second path is to utilize the USPS’s Marketing Mail program. This option requires you to be willing to either sort your addressed postcards by ZIP code or hire someone to do that for you. Also known as Bulk Mail or Presorted Standard, Marketing Mail rates are significantly lower than the regular First-Class pricing. Another benefit is that your postcard sizing is not limited to 4 ¼” x 6” since all mail sizings receive the same rate. There are specific parameters to be followed, including purchasing an annual Bulk Mailing permit for each post office location you plan to mail from, but this method can be incredibly useful if you plan to mail a large number of postcards throughout the year - and if already have a mailing list ready (or a plan to acquire one). For more details, check out the Postal Service’s Business Mailing 101 resource.
With the third path, you can also opt to utilize another of the Postal Service’s prized programs - Every Door Direct Mail® (or EDDM). To learn more about this program, you'll need to jump over to our EDDM postcard templates page and look through the questions section.
Lastly, if you already have a mailing list and are looking at quantities over 1,500, MyCreativeShop can simplify the process for you . Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on our direct mail services.