Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I found a home for my postcards

Good Morning Sunshine!
Ever since I began getting postcards from Postcrossing I've been wondering how to display them.
Originally I just started piling them on top of my workspace which is always chaos.
Then I started putting them into an portable accordian file case, which got them off of my already tiny cluttered work area but then they were out of sight and I was unable to enjoy or appreciate the beauty and the meaning of the postcards.
I thought about getting a decorative pretty box, but what good would that do?
They'd still be hidden away.
The other day I was cleaning out my hall closet and rediscovered a shadow box that had been stored away for years.
I finally knew how I would use it.
It's small, but it's useful for the time being.
Every single postcrossing card I have received so far is in that shadowbox now.
Of course, you can't see them all, but I have some of my favorites showing.
Now, I want to buy more shadowboxes, larger ones to display more postcards that I have received from friends, family and swaps.

This is only a 14x14.

I have about 60-70 cards in there right now.
And if I get bored looking at the postcards in front I can alternate it by just opening the glass door to move things around.

I would love to hear how you display your cards and letters?

Do you have a unique way of showcasing your favorites?


Mariska - Rissies Mailbox said...

Wow, love this way of showing the postcards! My mother made me a board I can put them in. I switch them everytime again. :) I will look for a photo too. :)

Mariska - Rissies Mailbox said...

Here you can find it: http://rissiesmailbox.blogspot.nl/2013/04/my-cardboard.html#comment-form

Scriptor Senex said...

My favourites and some new ones go on the notice board behind my desk and their final resting place is in albums. But the albums are organised by subject so I see my old postcards regularly when I add new ones of that subject.