I have an oversized Texas coffee table book that I have been holding onto, eyeing the glossy two-page spreads for possible envelope making. But a couple of weeks ago, probably because postcards were already on my mind, I got the idea to make some of the smaller photographs from the book into my own "travel" postcards.
When I saw this picture of an old post office in Luckenbach, Texas, (Waylon and Willie and the boys not pictured*) I thought it would be the perfect thing to send to my friend Melissa.
The photo I took with my iPhone is a little dull and grainy, but maybe you get the idea (I put a gold star next to the "U.S. Post Office" sign). The picture itself actually looks pretty outdated**, but I think that is sometimes the fun of postcards--they can be a little cheesy.
The coffee table book lends itself well to being cut up into postcards because it has those captions describing the picture just like a travel postcard would. I cut out the caption and glued it onto the back of the chipboard.
These postcards are super easy. Don't be surprised if you see more "Greetings from Texas" here in the near future. :)
*I couldn't get "Luckenbach, Texas" out of my head while I was making this . . . "maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love". . . I love that song.
**Google "Luckenbach Texas Post Office" to see more recent/well-lit pics of the P.O. (which does not appear to have changed a bit since the coffee table book was published in 1990).