Being as I currently live in Japan, thousands of miles from my friends and family, writing postcards has become somewhat of a weekly tradition. It's great for keeping in contact with far flung friends, and ensures that I usually have a healthy flow of mail coming into the house as well. In this instructable I will show you how to make postcards from recycled materials (something I learned from my dad) as well as a simple tool to make the whole job easier (a bit of my own innovation, if you can call it that).
*Note: Although I live in Japan, this instructable will show how to make postcards of standard American sizes. The method can obviously be molded to fit any nation's postal requirements.
Step 1: You will need
an old cereal box, or similar source of thin cardboard
an image you like, such as a magazine or old calendar page
and a sheet of thin plastic, such as the front cover of a spiral notebook (for making the simple tool)