Although, I find the best postcards when I’m travelling, I still keep an eye out for postcards when I’m around town. I noticed this giveaway postcard at the coffee shop across from my school a few weeks ago:
Nothing special in terms of giveaways. But I was happy it was an actual postcard and not an advertisement with copy on both sides with no ability to be put in the mail. (I find it infuriatingly when people call such ads “postcards”!!!). Note the back side is a proper postcard, even if there isn’t any room to add a message:
I mailed it to my University of Toronto address. Pretty much the only mail I get there is stuff I send myself (yes, I know the oddity of this).
What is most unique about this postcard is that it is the only promotional postcard I’ve encountered that is postage prepaid. Particularly considering that this postcard is for a non-profit organization, I was surprised they incurred the (unnecessary) cost of incurring postal fees.
It’s not the most interesting postcard or effective advertisement (visually problematic on the front and textually boring on the back) but I was excited to add it to the collection for only the reason of its prepaidness. (Yes, I have a postcard problem.)