How It Works
We curate the best postcards on the market to send you a varied mix of beautiful designs every month. You get the fun of writing to your favorite people and making their day!
All subscriptions include enough postage to send your cards anywhere in the U.S., including extra postage for any oversized cards in your shipment.
Paying it forward.
For every new subscriber, we send a handwritten postcard to a nursing home resident, foster child, or someone else who could use a little more connection in their life.
We hand-pick the best postcards based on their art, paper quality, and variety
You'll get bright, vibrant colors, designs that any recipient will love, and sturdy cardstock that won't bend in the mail.
People Love Our Postcards
"Loved them! I was planning on just getting one month’s worth, but it was such a delightful piece of mail to get that I’m going to keep subscribing! Thank you so much. What a treat."
"The personal note was much appreciated! It was so much fun getting the packet decorated with stamps and stickers."
"I really like thinking about sending a quick Hi to people in a different form than text, etc. Each one makes me think of a different friend that I maybe wouldn't have sent a message to otherwise."
Vestavia Hills, AL
"Loved, loved, loved my first batch. Great variety, wonderful graphics that would charm just about anyone. Love the little hand written notes that come with each batch!! ❤️"
"We really liked them. Nice to have so much variety in a single package. Lovely stamps."
"I liked them all! Super unusual and all ones that I will definitely send. Really pleased with my first set of cards. Thanks!"
"I'm delighted to let you know that I received the postcards in the mail today and they're even more beautiful in person! I can't wait to use them!"
"The cards arrived in perfect condition. I've already set the glow-in-the-dark card on a sunny window sill as an experiment to see what happens. Great fun!"
"I love the personal curation that goes into the handpicking of the postcards. And I loved the bonus stickers! This is such a great way to keep in touch with my people."
North Hollywood, CA
"I really like how you package the cards and these are such a good new variety! I am having a grand time sending postcards and people are so grateful to have some fun unexpected mail."
Postcard subscriptions are perfect for…
With all the incessant buzzing of our phones, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to exist. For those with an evolving interest in mindfulness, slow food, or traditional handicrafts, postcards offer another unique way to rediscover a simpler, more sustainable pace of life.
Short and sweet, most postcard-length messages could easily be a text—but putting the same exact words on paper shows people that they mean something to you. Whether you send your latest anecdote to your best friend or a simple hello to someone you haven't talked to in years, both messages are probably going to make their day.
Displaying & Saving
Sending a digital message is a great thing to do, but chances are it's going to be buried and forgotten under a dozen newer messages by the end of the week. Texts get lost, but postcards get put up on the fridge, where they'll continue to make someone smile and remember that you care about them for weeks, months, or even years to come.
Everything you need to send a hello to 3, 5, or 10 of your favorite people every month.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s super-easy! Each month you or your chosen recipient will receive a curated assortment of three, five, or ten blank postcards from a myriad of premium postcard sets hand-picked for their designs, paper quality, and variety. Each shipment includes enough postage for you to mail your postcards anywhere in the U.S. (to send internationally, you’ll simply need to add your own postage to the stamps provided).
Don’t worry! Postcards make amazing gift tags, recipe cards, office memos, notes to self, bookmarks, and grocery lists. You can even frame your favorite designs to hang on your wall! And like a Forever stamp, great postcards never expire—simply stash them with the rest of your writing supplies for the next time the urge to send one strikes.
We send orders out on the 10th of every month, and most people should receive their postcards within a few business days. We support the U.S. Postal Service by sending all subscriptions with stamps via USPS, and while we can’t provide monthly tracking information, we’ve never had a shipment go missing. If for some reason you don’t receive your cards in a timely manner, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send a replacement set right away!
No problem—it’s as easy to stop as it is to sign up. From your subscription dashboard, you can choose to pause for up to six months while you finish using the postcards you already have, or you can cancel your subscription completely at any time. To cancel, click "Manage" under "My Subscriptions," and choose "Cancel Subscription" at the bottom right.
Of course! Popular for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, and everything in between, monthly postcard subscriptions make a thoughtful gift at a great price for friends, family, partners, coworkers, and more. Just click Subscribe or Gift It and add the gift recipient’s mailing address when prompted (your billing information and emails will be kept completely separate). By giving postcards rather than more “stuff,” you’re giving the gift of human connection (which we happen to think is pretty priceless).
If there's a particular person you'd like to exchange mail with (or simply hear from) more often—for example, your kid heading off to college, your family friends moving to a new town, or your long-distance partner—getting one subscription for them and another for you as a going-away or anniversary gift is an especially great way of remembering to send each other more notes!
You can buy postcards individually from The Postcard Maven anytime!
Or send us a postcard!
The Postcard Maven
3131 Cherrywood Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Want to pick your own postcards?
Shop à-la-carte postcards from The Postcard Maven anytime—you can mix and match your favorite styles, buy five or more cards for reduced pricing sitewide, and count on free shipping with every order!