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The best postcard templates are listed on our websites. Postcard definition, a small, commercially printed card, usually having a picture on one side and space for a short message on the other
A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope.
Postcards have been around nearly as long as postal services and are produced in a wide range of sizes, with some even being special shapes, for instance circular. However there are some recognized sizes for the “standard postcard”.
Older Postcard Sizes
Old postcards can be found in many different sizes although there have been some standards. In some countries some non-rectangular postcards also made it through the postal system.
Old British Postcard Sizes
In the UK postcards were introduced in 1870, plain and printed by the post office. From 1894 picture postcards were introduced (known as court cards) at 4.75 x 3.5 inches. This size is common up until 1899.
In 1899 a standard postcard size of 5.5 x 3.5 inches was introduced as the maximum size. The minimum size was 3.25 x 2.25 inches. The minimum size was raised to 4 x 2.75 inches in 1906 and in 1925 the maximum size was raised to 5.875 x 4.125 inches. This standard was kept until at least 1968 when special postcard postage rates were abolished in the UK.