Sunday, April 18, 2010

Winners announced and Ways to Store Your Postcards

There is about 14 comments so far in this giveaway.

1) shirleycr said...
Hi, great giveaway! I keep my postcards in a postcard tower, those things that you can turn around like the ones in the stores. I keep oversized postcards in a gift box.
March 30, 2010 8:11 AM
Eleanor Arroway said...

2) Hello from Italy, thanks for this giveaway :)
I keep my card in boxes, I have too many, and different sizes don't fit in an album. I've thought of decorating a room wall with cards but then I wouldn't be able to re-read them from time to time, which is something I love doing :)
March 30, 2010 3:09 PM

3)Savara said...
Those cards are really lovely :)
I keep my postcards in a box, and have some of them up in a painting-like display on the wall.
March 30, 2010 4:09 PM

4)Anna said...
Hi there :) ! Really nice blog.
I keep my postcards in a colorful box ! I havent got a lot of postcards but i hope it will change soon and i will fill whole box.
Thanks for the great lottery !
Love, Ann (it's also my postcrossing forum nick)
March 30, 2010 5:55 PM

5)Lukka said...
Hi, thank you for this giveaway! Beautiful and colorful cards.
I keep my cards in a nice album, but if it's 10*15 size. Other cards are in a big violet "gifting box", but I'm looking for a new way to keep it.
March 30, 2010 6:21 PM

6)Rosa Isabel said...
Hello, thank you for share this blog and those nice postcards with us.
For the moment I keep my cards in boxes but I am thinking in keep them in an album by countries, the problem is the size of some postcards...
March 30, 2010 10:28 PM

7)Sonia said...
At the moment I'm keeping my postcard in boxes as I don't have enough space to keep them in other way.
Thank you very much for this lottery, the postcards are really great and beautiful :)
March 30, 2010 11:16 PM

8) steviewren said...
Great cards! I keep most of my exchanged postcards in a box, but I also have an album of vintage cards. My kids have started purchasing cards for me when they are away from home. I haven't decided how to store these yet.
March 31, 2010 1:22 AM

9) Alvin said...
I keep mine in one of those plastic drawers, organized by domestic, foreign, handwritten, and trades. Whenever I'm bored, I go through one drawer.
Thanks for the giveaway~!
Alvin []
April 1, 2010 6:45 AM

10) Encyclobanknotes, Encycloworld Heritage Postcard said...
i keep my postcards in an envelope...whereby i haven't get a proper album yet...mean while planing of putting on wall as a frame...:)
April 7, 2010 3:21 PM

11) Shaunna said...
I keep mine in shoebox style boxes - sorted by country OR by artist (for my fairies and magic). I also have an album for over sized (one for countries, one for magic).
April 14, 2010 9:18 AM

12) flumina said...
Hi, just wanted to sa that I like your blog. I sent yu a card some time ago and I wonder if/when it will appear here. ;-)
My favourite cards I put on a wall in the kitchen. The others I keep in a shoebox that I decorated with wrapping paper.
April 14, 2010 10:37 PM

13) Dorincard said...
Albums and boxes. Thanks! :)
April 16, 2010 2:03 AM

14) Lauren said...
Thanks for the giveaway!! I keep my postcards in a shoebox with dividers, organized by country! It seems to work really well! :)
Thanks again!!
April 17, 2010 8:25 AM

I used Random Org. to choose the luckier 2.
So, here you are .....
the winners are

No. 4 ~ Anna
1st postcard

and No. 11 ~ Shaunna

Congratulation to the winners and also everyone who participate in this giveaway.
I love your idea on how to store your postcards....
(Dear Ana & Shaunna, kindly e-mail me your address to

Here is mine way to store the postcards ..... here

and there are certain ways like
1- Purchase archival-quality plastic holders for storing postcards that are made of uPVC. This is a material that prevents the forming of acidic oils that can destroy the appearance of your postcards. These holders are easily found at stores that sell collectors supplies.

2 - Make sure that the holders that you use to store your postcards are larger than the postcards themselves. Holders that are the same size or just slightly larger can make handling difficult, resulting in tears, creases and bent corners.

3 - Keep postcards in a cool and dry environment, Excessive heating and moisture will cause cards to stick to surfaces and make removal difficult, if not impossible, without damage. You should also keep postcards away from cigarette smoke or other smoky areas, as smoke can ruin the appearance of cards by turning them brown.

4 - Store the postcards in holders and then place them in either albums or postcard boxes for the greatest amount of protection. If two types of protection are used, you need only remove the holders when you want to appreciate your collection, without exposing the postcards to the elements or excessive handling.

5 -Choose non-acidic paper album pages, paper dividers, inserts and cardboard boxes, since acids can ruin the colors and textures of postcards. Select papers that have a pH (acid level) of 7.0 or slightly higher.

6 - Travel to postcard shows or auctions with one of the aluminum travel cases that are widely available. These offer secure, lockable storage for large amounts of postcards and other collection supplies.

7 - Buy several albums or boxes if you want to store your collection by category, such as travel locale, subject matter or architecture. This type of categorization makes it much simpler to find a particular postcard.

Absolutely love about these postcards wall !!!
Wall of postcards at the Homestead Gallery: Day 1

DAY 6: over 100 new postcards...


hallway by bathroom2

hallway view towards livingroom

(Click the images for the source)


Shaunna said...

halfway done reading - just to let you know I emailed you!

Photo Cache said...

OMG, wall to wall postcards. So pretty.