ordinary postcards

September 10, 2020


ordinary postcards on etsy
So I did a thing.

I started creating printable postcards and selling them on Etsy!

Here is how it started:

For years now I have loved creating graphics, handouts, social media posts, etc. I would create things for my blog, I would create things for Instagram, for Facebook, for educating on health and wellness. I really have loved doing it, despite the fact that I have no design background or training. I just liked to play around with fonts and pictures and clipart and layouts. 

Fast forward to this past summer. We were vacationing at the beach and I bought a postcard. Wasn't sure who I would send it to. While driving home, I thought how cute it would be to send it to my daughter and highlight the great things about the trip. Kids love getting mail, so I thought she would get a kick out of it. 

Then I thought it would be great to have a bunch of postcards just to keep track of our lives. So that in years to come, we could go back and reread them and reminisce. Now, I know I can just journal, but here's the thing. I don't really like writing. I know it seems weird since i have a blog, but I really don't. I realized a bit ago how I like simple, short and sweet. I even wrote about how my blog posts have become simple because that is really who I am. 

Yet life moves quick and I don't want to forget all those little moments that happen. So I thought how about doing weekly postcards. Then I realized, if I feel this way, if I feel overwhelmed with journaling, maybe others do as well. And since I love creating, why not combine my love of creating with a concept that is all about the simple.

So my Etsy shop OrdinaryPostcards was born. 

I chose ordinary since it was my word of the year and what a fantastic word it has been for 2020. I love the idea of nothing fancy, nothing complicated, just simple, routine. habitual. 

I would love for you to visit OrdinaryPostcards and start a new tradition of postcards if that is something that speaks to you. I have a coupon code just for readers of this blog. Type in SUZYANDCOBLOG and get 15% off your order!

Here are some of my latest designs:

Weekly Postcards for kids:

I hope you love them as much as I do!

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