Connect via High Tech Postcards

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One of my favorite things about freelancing on the side is that I get to explore unique ideas, learn about cool, new developments I would never have learned about otherwise, and most importantly, interview some amazingly talented and creative people. Without giving too much away, an upcoming article I’ve written focuses on the comeback of the postcard. That’s right . . . the postcard. Stop and ask yourself – when was the last time you sent a postcard?

High Tech Postcards

My parents’ refrigerator – they have always treasured printed photos

Many of you reading this blog live far from friends and loved ones, particularly if you are in the same line of work that we are. Most of us are good at posting updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and multiple other social media sites that have come to dominate our time (and our lives)! But the problem with capturing all of these wonderful digital images and sharing them online is that you – and your family and friends – probably only take a look at them once or twice. Soon they get filed away in timelines, newsfeeds, and inboxes and likely never resurface; like lost treasures buried deep in our digital worlds.
My parents’ refrigerator – they have always treasured printed photos
So, how can we keep that from happening? How do we bring back good old-fashioned photos that can be displayed on your walls and your refrigerator? Well, there are a few options:

  1. Send off some of those digital images to be printed, or print them yourself;
  2. Make a photobook online that can be printed and turned into a coffee table book; or
  3. Start sending high tech postcards.

And may I recommend the third? There are some really cool apps nowadays that allow you to take a picture with your mobile phone, drop it into a postcard template, personalize the postcard with a written message, doll it up with a few bells and whistles – and the best part – the app will send a physical postcard for you. So hip, so easy, so cool. I’ve given all of these services a try lately and you should, too. It is a great way to put a smile on the face of your loved ones. Nothing beats getting old-fashioned mail. Likewise, nothing beats seeing printed pictures that can be enjoyed over and over again.

Postcard On the Run

Postagram

Snapshot Postcard

Get creative with your photos, share your lives with your loved ones, and send a good old-fashioned postcard the high tech way. You’ll feel better for it.

LorenB

Our family got its start in Washington, D.C. where two young diplomats-in-training met, dated, and subsequently were sent to opposite ends of the earth (Thailand and Mozambique) by the U.S. Foreign Service.  After four years and six countries apart, a proposal in Venezuela, a wedding in Thailand, and a honeymoon in Laos, the Braunohlers resided as one in Sydney, Australia in 2006-7.

After a two-year stint in Khartoum, Sudan and a year-long recovery in Washington, D.C., the third Braunohler, Logan, arrived on the scene in July 2010.  Just three and a half months into his young life, our family accepted an assignment in Bangkok, Thailand, where we now reside, work, and play.  On May 10th, 2012, we welcomed sweet Katelyn Elise into our family.

Our time in Bangkok has shown us that raising young children in this buzzing, sometimes glitzy and glamorous, sometimes seedy metropolis is a phenomenal joy. I hope to inform and inspire others about the joys of raising a toddler, both in general, and in a place like Thailand, where children are continuously adored and amazed by the world around them. I hope to inform and inspire others about the joys of raising a toddler, both in general, and in a place like Thailand, where children are continuously adored and amazed by the world around them through my blog at www.toddlejoy.com.

1 Comment

  1. Jodie  /  January 24, 2014, 5:47 pm Reply

    Hi Loren,

    I couldn’t agree more about sending personalized postcards to the family ‘back home’. I, myself, am partial to Touchnote. It’s simple and easy to use and you can send greeting cards with your picture too. And, no, they didn’t pay me to say that. LOL. Though I wish they would :)

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