The first step for addressing a postcard is to identify the correct side for writing the address - the front always has a picture or plain space, whereas the back side is the correct side to write the address. Include the recipient's name, street address, city of residence and zip code. Remember to place enough postage on the postcard before mailing it.Know More
The address must go to the right-hand side on the back of the card. On the left-hand side, the sender can write a message to the receiver. Some post cards have printed horizontal lines for writing the address. The sender can carefully write the recipient?s name and last name on the first horizontal line. When the postcard does not provide horizontal lines, the sender writes the recipient?s name below the stamp. Remember to leave enough space for the stamp before writing the recipient's name.
After writing the name, add the street number and street name directly below the recipient?s first name. There should be another line for the name of the city, state and the zip code. Often, postcards have another line to write the country name, as many postcards are mailed from people on vacation to their friends living around the world. Including a return address is not necessary, but if there is enough room, write it on the upper left-hand corner.Learn more about Mail & Shipping
A standard postcard measures 6 inches wide by 4.125 inches high, which is the maximum size allowed by the United States Postal Service to qualify for first-class mail postcard rates. The USPS postcard minimum size is no less than 5 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.Full Answer >
Typically, the stamp is placed in the top right corner of the postcard. Senders should always make sure that United States Postal Service guidelines are followed when mailing a postcard.Full Answer >
As of May 2014, the United States Postal Service charges 34 cents to send a typically sized postcard to a recipient in the United States. For larger postcards, the rate is 49 cents, and for recipients in other countries, the rate is $1.15.Full Answer >
It costs $1.15 to send a postcard from the United States to England through the U.S. Postal Service as of 2015. The minimum dimensions for a postcard are 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.Full Answer >