Creating local postcards
By Judy Evans
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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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.