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From Landmarks to Modern Illustrations: The Evolution of Popular Postcard Themes

In an era dominated by digital communication, there remains a charming and timeless appeal in sending and receiving postcards. Over the past decade, the world of postcards has witnessed a remarkable transformation, with the most popular postcard themes evolving to reflect a new generation’s changing interests and trends. In this blog post, we will take a journey through the last years, exploring how postcard themes have shifted to captivate the hearts of Postcrossing members and postcard shop customers alike.

The Rise of Travel and Wanderlust:

Postcards featuring breathtaking landscapes and iconic landmarks were highly sought after at the decade’s start. Wanderlust-inspired themes allowed recipients to embark on a visual journey around the globe. Picturesque beaches, majestic mountains, and cultural landmarks adorned postcards, satisfying the desire for travel and exploration. Such themes not only connect people across borders but also serve as reminders of past adventures and dreams of future escapades.

The Boom of Quirky Illustrations:

As social media platforms gained prominence, the popularity of postcards with quirky illustrations began to rise. These whimsical designs often depicted anthropomorphic animals, humorous scenarios, or pun-filled artwork. The playful nature of these postcards resonated with a younger audience, and their ability to evoke a smile or a laugh made them an instant hit on the Postcrossing platform and in postcard shops.

The Nostalgic Revival:

With the advent of vintage and retro trends, postcards featuring nostalgic themes experienced a resurgence in popularity. Vintage postcards with travel advertisements, retro movie posters, and classic black-and-white photography became highly sought after. The timeless appeal of these designs offered a sentimental connection to the past, allowing recipients to reminisce about simpler times and cherish memories from bygone eras.

Nature’s Tranquility and Mindfulness:

In the face of global uncertainty and the need for solace, postcards that celebrated nature’s tranquility and promoted mindfulness gained significant traction. These designs showcased serene landscapes, blooming flowers, and calming seascapes, encouraging recipients to find moments of peace and reflection. Such postcards became symbols of hope, reminding people of the beauty that can be found even in challenging times.


In addition to the changing themes, there has been a remarkable surge in the popularity of mail art. Mail art refers to the practice of decorating and personalizing postcards, envelopes, and other forms of mail with artistic elements. This creative movement has gained traction among Postcrossing members and postcard shop customers, who have embraced the opportunity to turn their mail into unique and expressive art pieces. The popularity of washi tapes and stickers has made even people who don’t know how to draw feel like performers.

Over the past decade, the landscape of postcard themes has radically transformed. From travel-inspired adventures to quirky illustrations, nostalgic revivals, and nature’s tranquility, postcards have evolved to reflect the changing interests and desires of Postcrossing members and postcard shop customers. As we embrace the digital age, the enduring charm of postcards continues to captivate our hearts, reminding us of the power of tangible connections in an increasingly virtual world. So, the next time you send or receive a postcard, take a moment to appreciate the journey of themes it represents—a testament to the ever-evolving nature of the human connection.

Happy Postcrossing!

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Five reasons why people should send postcards in 2023

In a fast-paced, digital era where instant communication is the norm, the charm of receiving a physical postcard often feels like a distant memory. Yet, hidden within the world of smartphones and social media, there lies an undeniable beauty in the art of sending postcards.

In this blog post, we’ll explore five compelling reasons why you should dust off your pen, pick up a postcard, and join the enchanting tradition of sending and receiving these timeless tokens of connection.

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How to use and where to buy nice vinyl stickers?

There are many ways to use vinyl stickers, and the specific process will depend on the type of sticker and the surface it will be applied to. Here are some general steps for applying a vinyl sticker:

  1. Clean the surface where the sticker will be applied. Make sure it is free of dirt, dust, and other debris.
  2. Carefully remove the backing paper from the sticker, being careful not to touch the adhesive side.
  3. Place the sticker onto the desired surface, ensuring it is straight and aligned correctly.
  4. Use a scraper or credit card to smooth out the sticker and remove any air bubbles.

Be sure to apply the sticker to a clean and dry surface, as moisture or dirt can affect the adhesive.

Vinyl stickers can be used on various surfaces, including walls, windows, cars, laptops, and phones. Some common places to use vinyl stickers include:

  • On the wall of your room to add some flair or decor.
  • On a laptop or phone case, personalize your device.
  • On a fridge or other household appliance to add a touch of personality.
  • On a window or storefront to advertise a business or event.
  • On a water bottle or other personal item to add a unique touch.

Vinyl stickers are a versatile and easy way to add personality to your belongings or surroundings and can be used in many different settings. Just apply them to a clean, smooth surface for the best results.

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The most popular Christmas postcards. Don’t forget to send one!

Many people have abandoned traditional mail. You can only find bills or advertising flyers in their mailboxes. Of course, they are not postcrossers and do not have pen pals. That’s why these people are delighted when they receive an unexpected postcard. And the best time to surprise friends and relatives is Christmas!

You’ll find a wide variety of Christmas postcards in the shop. Let me show you the most popular postcards in this category.

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The biggest fears of small businesses and how to deal with them

At the beginning of the year, I finished all my other jobs and decided to focus exclusively on my small business, which has been running for more than ten years. I see many advantages in that, but I also have my fears. It is natural and familiar to many people who are just thinking about starting their own business.

In this post, I’ll talk about my three biggest fears, but for positivity, let’s also talk about how I deal with them.

Fear 1: Taxes for small businesses. What if I forget something or calculate it wrong?

As a company manager, I hired an accountant because I believe everyone should work in their field. If I made a mistake, the accountant helped me correct it. Now I am on my own.

It seems simple. Many calculators on the internet allow you to work out how to pay taxes in the country where you work.

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In a previous post, I introduced the postcards you can buy in this shop to send to friends, swap, present, or use in the Postcrossing community. Now I will tell you about a variety of stickers. I started to create stickers in the Autumn of 2021. Now I can offer you funny sticker sheets, beautiful vinyl stickers, cute stickers for Postcrossing, sets, and labels.

Let me introduce all types of this product range.

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In the first post of this blog, I introduced myself, and now I will publish a series of posts about the shop’s products. I sell various things: postcards, stickers, envelopes, wooden items, etc. So I want to tell you more about what you can find on

Let’s start the introduction with the main product. And it’s postcards!

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Meet the owner of the postcard and stationery shop

Hello, It’s hard to start the first shop’s blog. The shop has been open for more than ten years, so many people already know what is behind the screen. But every month, some people are still discovering the world of postcards. And it’s excellent! If you found my postcards and stationery store for the first time, let me introduce myself. If you have met me before, maybe you will be interested to know more personal facts.

My name is Salomėja. I live in Lithuania, and I have been an active postcrosser since 2008. I haven’t even taken a short break in all this time. Click here to see my personal account. So X-teen years ago, I faced a lack of colorful, original, and quality postcards when participating in this postcards exchange project, so I created this shop hoping to solve the problem. My postcard collection is growing every day. And now I offer a wide range of cards: illustrated and photo postcards, animals, keep calm, funny postcards, etc. Also, I started to create stickers and other stationery.

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