How to Store Your Custom Photo Postcards

How to store the custom photo postcards you receive or want to save for future mailings - postcards make wonderful keepsakes.

This article on how to store your custom photo postcards is in response to questions our readers have send us via e-mail about photo storage solutions we would suggest. One of the things I've heard people mention over and again is that their much loved postcards and photos have been yellowed and curled with age.

We've got a few simple solutions and sure fixes for that issue. The nice thing about postcards is that they are photo sized. So why not store them as photos?

Photo Albums

  9 by 9 inch Embroidered Stitched Leatherette Photo Album Archival, photo safe, acid, lining, and PVC free Clear side-loading pages have a space for journaling; clear protective cover keeps fabric clean Measures 9 by 9 inches and holds up to 200 4 by 6 inch photos  

 

9 by 9 inch Embroidered Stitched Leatherette Photo Album

Archival, photo safe, acid, lining, and PVC free

Clear side-loading pages have a space for journaling; clear protective cover keeps fabric clean

Measures 9 by 9 inches and holds up to 200 4 by 6 inch photos

 

Personally, I have always stored my postcards in photo albums. At least I started out doing so.  Small space issues brought me to start using acid free photo storage boxes (see further into this article).  I'm happy with both solutions.  I usually picked up those little notebook sized ones that store one per page. Each pocket is completely clear so I can flip through them with ease, and am able to see both the front and the back! Great idea? Yes! Thanks!  You can go as expensive and acid free as you like with your custom photo postcards albums. Our favorite album though, was one like this, where you can put photos in the cover.  It's the one we have on our vintage trunk that we use as a coffee table and gets looked through by everyone that comes to the house for a visit.  It also gives us great memory time with the kids.  It's an opportunity to remember, to laugh, to share, to talk about the people and places we love and would love to go to one day.

Categorize

You can album them in categories, once you have enough together. Like who is sending them, where they are from, year they were received, etc.

Store for future use

I even keep an album chock full of photos I think would make great postcards at some point. This keeps them crisp and protected and provides me with an easy and fun way to pick and choose my favorites. Not to mention, I'm an organization freak, so this is a great way to keep myself organized and feeling special.

Box your Custom Photo Postcards

  Holds over 1100 photos up to 4" x 7" or 10 VHS video cassettes Acid free quality board construction Divider index cards for easy classification of photos Brass identification holder with "write on" insert  

 

Holds over 1100 photos up to 4" x 7" or 10 VHS video cassettes

Acid free quality board construction

Divider index cards for easy classification of photos

Brass identification holder with "write on" insert

 

One of the easiest ways to store your photographs and custom photo postcards so that they are always in their very best condition is by keeping them in special, acid free quality board boxes.  Categorizing your photographs is easy with divider index cards.  They're great for stacking.  They hold lots of photos, and I do mean lots!  Best of all, they don't take up much space at all.  We use ours for both custom photo postcards that we receive and those that we think are good candidates for sending out.  In many ways, storing your photographs and postcards in boxes like this, is more manageable and easier to sort through.  It's especially easy to pull out the one you want to look, and hold it in your hand like the very first time.  Remember that moment?  Remember the smile that spread across your face? 

Scrapbook your Custom Photo Postcards

Complete Scrapbooking Kit by Martha Stewart with stickers and decorations.

Complete Scrapbooking Kit by Martha Stewart with stickers and decorations.

You can even store them in a personalized scrapbook album like my friend in Colorado does.  This makes looking at your custom photo postcards especially fun.  Show the front and write what was on the back all around the photo like a frame.  Make a print copy of the front of your photograph so that you can show both the photo and the original back with the stamp.  If you've got a great collection from a group of friends or from family, you may even consider sending your personalized scrapbook album to one of them, and then have them send the scrapbook to the next person, until it comes right back to you.

Frame Them

Another great idea is to frame them. Just as you would any other photo. This offers your postcards protection and display ability. Got a favorite postcard? Let it know how special it is to you and give it a splendid frame of its very own. Lots of frames now a days offer the option to slide your photos in and out with ease, so you can pull them out of their compartment and have a good smile any time you want.


Got any ideas for how to organize or keep your postcards picture perfect pretty? Share your ideas in the comments section.

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As always, thanks for reading!

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