are great. But let's be honest, we don't always have time (or enough to say) to write an entire full-length letter to everyone. But what we do
always have are old cereal boxes, magazines, and calendars.
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.