Last Updated on January 22, 2014 by Jody Halsted
When we travel we send a lot of post cards to friends and family back home. Which everyone really enjoys. While we were in Boston I found a way to make the “wish you were here” postcard even better.
I discovered Hazel Mail.
With Hazel Mail you simply download a photo you have taken, create a personal post card, write your own note and then Hazel (named after the founder Michael Lato's mother) prints, stamps and mails the card for you. All for $1.50 – to anywhere in the world! (note: Hazel Mail is located in Italy and will show on your statements as Think America LLC Rome. You will pay a small currency conversion fee. I sent 5 post cards and the fee was $0.06. The currency conversion fee depends on daily rates.)
Think about it… That's less than the cost of a post card & stamp. And take a look at just how easy it is to do:
At the homepage click “Send a Postcard”. Next you will upload the photo you want on your postcard.
After you have the photo uploaded click “format image”.
On the format page you can rotate your photo or stretch it to fit (stretching will alter the image). If the image doesn't fit the page you can add background color. There are also a couple of frame options.
Format your photo. When you are happy with how it looks click “write message”.
On this page you will see how the front of your postcard will look and you can now write a personal message in one of 8 fonts.
You can add the recipient manually or import addresses. Make sure you choose the correct country from the dropdown menu below the address section. By clicking the “add recipient” button a new postcard pops up. It will have the same photo but you can write a new, personal message to another recipient. You can do this as many times as you wish.
After you've created all the postcards you want to send click “add to cart”.
Your cart page will show you how many postcards you are sending and will show you the price. You can remove postcards from your cart here.
When you have your cards set to go click the payment button.
Payment options include pre-paid HazelBucks, PayPal or your credit or debit card.
It's easy, it's personal and everyone we sent these cards to absolutely LOVED them!
The card should arrive in about a week (not any slower than sending a postcard from outside the country).
Give Hazel Mail a try the next time you want to dash off a “wish you were here” note.
Disclosure: this is not a paid post but my thoughts on a product I have actually used and like. I am, however, a HazelMail affiliate.