Creating local postcards

@JudyEv (101183)
Bunbury, Australia
October 11, 2017 8:02am CST
This is recycled from a Bubblews post where I wrote several discussions about the benefits of living in a small country town. We had a Progress Association in our isolated town in south-east Western Australia and decided we wanted some postcards that were relevant to our area. The ones we had showed Holstein cows and black swans, neither of which were prominent in our neck of the woods. Vince had a good camera at the time; his mate knew where to find some great wildflowers so between them they came up with five really nice photos which would make great postcards. Another member contributed one of the photos. We then got a quote to have the postcards printed. At the time it was going to cost, from memory, $600 for 1,000 of each of six photos. This was the minimum they would do. The Association didn't have any money. I was teaching piano to a heap of kids at the time and I squirreled all 'my' money away. So I piped up and said I could advance the money. Vince's face was priceless as he had no idea I had so much stashed away. We had such a lot of pleasure doing all these things which would normally be given over to professionals.
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@xFiacre (10508)
• Ireland
11 Oct
@judyev Secret bank accounts do come handy sometimes! Wish I had some secret fundage right now.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I have always tried to keep the small amounts I earn safely tucked away somewhere.
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Oct
I love to pull out my online earnings and see " that look" on peoples face.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
It's great isn't it? He probably thought he knew me pretty well but there are still surprises from time to time.
@just4him (92423)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
That's great you were able to do that and save money otherwise going to professionals.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
It was a lot of fun. We had to go out searching for the right flowers then take good photos of them, etc.
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@just4him (92423)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
@JudyEv They're lovely cards. You and your husband take great pictures.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@just4him Thanks.
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@amadeo (48200)
• United States
11 Oct
great cause is right.I miss Bubblews
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I do too. I was away when it all started going haywire so I have very good memories of it.
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@amadeo (48200)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv I made very good money there.I only miss one cash.The rest was fine.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@amadeo Same with me. I was really pleased with my earnings.
@RubyHawk (21393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
12 Oct
Love your post cards.What will you do with them? Sell them to tourists?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
This was a long time ago and the postcards went into the local shops for sale to tourists.
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@RubyHawk (21393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
12 Oct
@JudyEv I thought that must have been what happened. They must have sold well. They are beautiful.
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@Spontaneo (180)
• United States
11 Oct
My hometown is a small country town. You have given me an idea on what the townspeople could do if they wanted a project! Thank you!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I am glad to have given you a good idea. It wasn't very hard to do this and should be even easier now with all the various software available for self-printing.
@vickyrose (1981)
• Canberra, Australia
11 Oct
Our bubblews days. Lovely postcards, a great cause too.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thanks. I still miss Bubblews although I love it here too.
@JustBhem (22701)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Oct
I love postcards and yours is cool. Is that from your place?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
The flowers were from the district where we lived. They are native wildflowers.
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@JustBhem (22701)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Oct
@JudyEv Some of the flowers remind me of one of the fruit we have here, the rambutan.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@JustBhem Which one looks like a rambutan? I don't know that fruit at all.
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@Asylum (47338)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
Creating my own postcards is something that I have never considered. I believe that the right type of stationery is available to print them on an inkjet printer, so individual postcards could be manufactured.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I think that's true. Certainly we have photographic postcard size paper but that's not the cardboard type.
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@Asylum (47338)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
@JudyEv Special card for postcards does exist, just as special Greetings Card media can be bought.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@Asylum I didn't know that but I'm not really surprised.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Oct
That's a good idea. You were nice to front the cash.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
It didn't seem much of a risk really but I guess I could have lost it.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Oct
@JudyEv - The end results looks like it was worth it.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@teamfreak16 Thanks.
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@Hannihar (13093)
26 Oct
Judy, they are very beautiful. Do you still make the postcards?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Not any more. It was a long time ago when we did this.
@Hannihar (13093)
26 Oct
@JudyEv They are amazing Judy.
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@sueznewz2 (9381)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Oct
they're great... I hope you all made a little bit of money out of the venture... you should've had a camera to take a photo of your husbands face..when you suggested that ..lol
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Oct
I wish I had! He was speechless for a moment then everyone was laughing at him.
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@sueznewz2 (9381)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Oct
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
11 Oct
Those beautiful postcards were worth every cent!!!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
We were very pleased with the end result and they sold well so it was a great fun exercise.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv That's awesome, Judy!!!
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@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
11 Oct
That post cards looks very beautiful. Congrats to both of you.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thanks. We were very pleased with the way the photos turned out,
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@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
12 Oct
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@youless (87167)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct
These postcards are very beautiful! It is amazing that you can take such great photos for common things and make them so special and attractive. Well done
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Oct
Thank you. We have some beautiful wildflowers .
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@MALUSE (33004)
• Denmark
12 Oct
I have a series of landscape photos and a series of flower photos. I once considered having them printed but have decided against it. Too expensive. I glue them to folded cardboard and sell them individually. They look much nobler than if they were printed. I sold my landscape photos in a stationer's shop for over ten years. Then I got bored.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
I remember you saying about your photos before. That's a long time to be selling cards. I'm glad it worked well for you.
@moffittjc (35772)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Oct
I would like to say that those are very beautiful postcards! You and Vince did a great job with them! Did you make your money back from selling all the postcards?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Yes, I got my money back thanks. I'm glad you like the postcards. We had beautiful wildflowers down there.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
11 Oct
How wonderful that you could do that. I find that money can multiply if I let it go into Paypal and act like I forget about it. When I look a few months down the road I am always pleasantly surprised at the amount that accumulates.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
That's what I do now, If you don't touch it, it builds up remarkably quickly.
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@MarymargII (8370)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Oct
That is fabulous as I have already commented on your photography talents--ha! I hope they eventually paid you back ha! ha! And hope you kept a print of each for future enjoyment.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I am decluttering and came across these six cards in a box and thought I'd write about them. I think it is all that I have of them so back in the box they go!
@Kandae11 (27250)
11 Oct
They are beautiful postcards indeed - well worth it.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thanks. We have some lovely wildflowers in West Australia. The problem was picking out the best.