How To: Frame a Postcard

Postcards float mounted in our Georgetown frame with a mat

Postcards float mounted in our Georgetown frame with a mat

 

They're more than just a travel souvenir, ya know. That's right, framing these little works of art is a great way to commemorate a trip, an epic thrift store find, or even a low-tech message from a friend. We love how they act as a small window into a place or moment in history. Before you banish them to a faraway drawer or box, here are a few ways you can frame them. 


 
Postcard in our Richmond frame with a white mat

Postcard in our Richmond frame with a white mat

 

If your postcard looks more like art than mail we suggest framing it just like you would an art print - a traditional clean white mat and your frame of choice. Don't be afraid to try a more eclectic frame here. We love the look of an unexpected frame on a small accent piece like this. 

 
Postcard float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame

Postcard float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame

 

If your postcard looks like it was plucked from your local museum we suggest going with a float mount instead of a traditional mat. Float mounting is just an additional $25, and will show off the worn, yellowing edges, highlighting your piece's vintage charm. For this piece we chose a clean, modern frame to keep the look feeling light and bright. 

 
A series of three postcards float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame

A series of three postcards float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame

 

If you've got a trio ...or duo or quartet... of beautiful postcards that go together don't break them up! Frame them together in one frame. The ones you see above are float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame. If you want to recreate this look shoot us an email at support@framebridge.com and we can help you plan your look!


What are you waiting for?