Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day of the Dead Postcard Swap - Due October 7th

Let's celebrate the Day of the Dead with some fabulous postcard art, shall we?

The challenge:  Create a postcard using traditional Dia de Muertos imagery.
Any size, any substrate, any style, any medium.
Draw it, paint it, collage it, sew it - your choice!
It will be mailed to your partner without an envelope, so make sure whatever you create is sturdy enough to survive mail handling.

Swap Details:
  • make as many cards as you like - you will get back the same number you send
  • if you're sending me more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope
  • write a little message for your partner and be sure to include your return address (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you.
  • include an address label for each card you create
  • include a stamp for each card you create (or send me cash, or send me postal money via paypal)
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.10 per card (paypal account is
Postage and Card Size 
You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines
  • In order to use the postcard rate (currently $.33) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage than one of those "apple" stamps
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular $.46 "forever" stamp is what you need.
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.66
  • If your card doesn't bend, the post office considers it a package and will cost $2.07 to mail.
Mail your cards no later than October 7th to:
Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States 

With any luck, they will be swapped and mailed back to you in time for the November 1st celebration!


  1. This was fun. Mine is on the way to you. I bet you'll get many awesome cards for this swap and such a variety in design.

  2. Do you want the postage sent separately or affixed on the post card? My guess is separate so if there is a foreign one but wanted to check first. Thanks! Rhonda