Places to buy postcards??

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  1. Sweet2Teach

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    Hello. I am doing a postcard exchange with my class this year. Any ideas of places I can suggest for parents to buy postcards?? I was thinking of the post office?? Thanks:confused:
     
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    Drug stores and museums are where I'd look for postcards.
     
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    My local WalMart had tons of them.
     
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    I've seen them at bigger gas stations off of the interstate.
     
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    Walgreens always has a large selection. Plus any touristy attraction.
     
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    My class makes post cards for our post card exchanges. We live in Northern NJ- not touristy so postcards would not represent our area of the state and parents arent going to really find them anyway in the local stores. The post office has blank white post cards- we use the computer to search for our state symbols to put on the cards.
     
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    I would ask the parents first. Sometimes have postcards lying around the house. I think even if your town doesn't have postcards, you could do the next largest city. Also, check with your chamber of commerce, tourist office (even the smallest towns have something) and you could take a photo of your school and make post cards with it.
     
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    Some bookstores carry them.
     
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    The year before last I was able to get all of the postcards we needed donated by visitors bureaus in the area. I have just e-mailed 3 to see if I can get an adequate number for this year's postcard echange.
     
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    WOW- You are all awesome! THanks so much:D
     
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    If I still lived in St. Augustine, I could just walk around the corner and find a bunch!!!! But now I live in a place (my childhood town) where postcards aren't all that big. However, Wal-Mart seems to have quite a variety.
     
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    Post Cards

    I love Vista Prints. I got 100 post cards for free!!! I had to only pay 5.00 give or take for shipping. I am doing the post card exchange also. :) I think the website is vistaprints.com ( Just a thought)
     
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    I bought a ton at a nearby Marriot when my daughter participated in an exchange. The gift shops of major hotels usually carry them.
     
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    The Dollar Tree had packs of about 20 for only $1! I'm going to use them to send a hello note to all of my students before school starts.
     
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    You can look online at the museums in your area and also the ones in other states. You can usually order them right through their site.
     
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    Vista Print has free postcards, you only have to pay shipping about 5 dollars and can create it yourself.
     
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    I not only got postcards, but business cards, address lables, magnetic business cards, magnetic calendars, sticky note pads, to do list pad, and a "from the desk of" pad. ALL FOR FREE!!!! I did pay shipping, but if you submit your order and pay 3.99 for the adress labels, they cover most of the shipping!!!
     
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    We did this last year and I made my own postcards from cardstock. I found pictures on publisher or from the internet of important things from our state. It was a whole lot cheaper than buying 50. Good luck, my kids loved this!

    This year I'm doing flat stanley, and we should get mail from all over the world (hopefully).
     
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    THat's a great idea! I wasn't sure what to do. We are in a suburb of Detroit, so Det isn't exactly where we are and a lot of my kids have never even been down there! Thanks :)
     

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