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.
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:
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:
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.
Our standard postcard templates are available in easy-to-mail sizes:
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? Look for our EDDM postcard designs! Every Day Direct Mail® (EDDM), 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.
Whether you choose standard or EDDM postcard designs, you can order your postcard prints as soon as you’ve finished customizing them or your can use our full-service direct mail software to get them into any mailbox quickly. 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!
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.
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 2000+ postcard templates and get started today.
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 mentioned online is 4” x 6,” however, our most popular sizes are 6" x 9" and 6.5" x 9".
Additional postcard sizes:
6" x 9"
6.5" x 9" (EDDM Approved Size)
6" x 11"
6.5" x 12" (EDDM Approved Size)
Before you select the "standard size", consider the content you want to include and your company’s branding strategy, then select the postcard sizing that's the best fit.
Yes, every postcard you create with us can easily be mailed from our editor! Learn more about our direct mail solution >
Yes, we offer EDDM postcard sizes and EDDM mailing services to make it incredibly easy for you to reach any mailbox. Just search our catalog for "EDDM" to see our approved sizes. All of our EDDM designs include our proprietary EDDM indicia mailing label.
Every postcard you design with us can easily be mailed using our SnailBlast direct mail solution.We make it ridiculously easy for you to: