A birthday give-away

6 years of selling postcards – sometimes it seems like yesterday that I was still selling postcards on Ebay. It started as a hobby – now it is an online shop in 3 languages, with customers all over the world. Sometimes I wonder how many postcards I sold in these years, but it is not that easy to count it, so [...]

Guestblog Mendy: Alphabet mail

Are you looking for a longterm creative mailproject? Or would you like to exchange postcards with someone for a longer period of time, to get to know someone better? Than  maybe an alphabet mail project is just the thing you are looking  for! What is alphabet mail? Actually the name sort of says it all. An alphabet mailproject is a [...]

Reynard Literary Postcards

A little while ago, I did a poll on Facebook, to see what you wanted: should I buy the great, extra big Reynard postcards again, or not? These postcards have some great literary and history themes. Maybe you know these cards from a trip to the UK or from a friendly postcrosser that send them to you. I saw some [...]

Guestblogger Mendy: an autumn snailmail

October - this means it is autumn in The Netherlands! It is my favorite season - I love to hear the wind blowing around my house, while I am busy making one of my snailmail creations. We had a wonderful start of the season and that made me want to create a special, autumn-related snailmail. So I made this special, [...]

Guestblogger Mendy: A postcard+

2017 is al even gestart, maar nieuwjaarsdag voelt voor mij nog als vorige week. Het nieuwe jaar brengt mij op het gebied van werk meer en daardoor kan ik soms wat minder met post bezig zijn dan ik zou willen. Om mijn postvriendinnen toch op de hoogte te houden van dingen, stuur ik dus minder een uitgebreide brief, maar doe [...]

Guest blog Mendy: Snail Mail with a book theme

Personally, I believe snail mail and books are closely related. To me it feels like ‘reading & writing’: things that belong together. A book is written and read. Snail mail is created (often also written), then admired and read. What is snail mail? I am asked that question on a regular basis! But I'm afraid I can't give you one [...]

Baking speculaas with a mould

In 2013, we started our series The Dutch Connection with a postcard by Sandra de Haan - she won our photo competion that year. Did you ever wonder why Sandra choose these moulds for her typical Dutch postcard? For our Dutch customers, the speculaasmoulds (speculaasplanken) on this postcard don´t need any explanation – but maybe our international customers would like [...]

With love from me

Wow - what a week it has been. If you follow Cardcetera on Facebook, you can't have missed it - the pile of birthday cards I received. Now I know, you could win something. But when I look at all your messages, I am sure that this was not the only reason for you to send me something. It showed [...]

Guestblog Mendy: Birthday mail!

Hooray, it’s someones birthday! I just love creating original birthday mail! There is no better feeling than surprising someone with a little postal-party in her* mailbox on their special day. This past week I send out three of these birthday mails. All three were pretty unique and I would love to share with you how you too can create your [...]

Happy birthday to me – win 38 euro to shop at Cardcetera!

Octobers theme – can you guess what it is? October – here in The Netherlands that means that autumn starts, the weather turns and it is time for sweaters and coats. Though at the moment, it seems we are still enjoying an Indian Summer. The sun is still shining, temperatures are higher than they normally are in this time of [...]

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