Question: Which side of a postcard do you address?

The address side of the card must be divided into a right portion and a left portion, with or without a vertical rule. The left portion is the message area. The destination address, postage, and any United States Postal Service marking or endorsement must appear in the right portion.

Where do you put address on postcard?

Write the recipients address on the right hand side of the postcard. The back of a postcard is split into two sections, the right side being the destination for addressing the cards recipient. Most postcards will have three lines in place for you to write the address in.

What does the address side of a postcard look like?

The address is normally placed on the right hand side of a postcard and midway down the card. There is usually a printed vertical line denoting the left and the right of the postcard. If not, imagine a line in the centre of the postcard, Choose the right hand side to insert the address.

Which side is the front of a postcard?

Ask most people and they will say that the “front” is the side opposite the address block. The address block is the business side of the postcard, they will tell you. And that leaves the other side (I call it the message side) for the creative.

What side does the mailing address go on?

Placement. The address, return address and postage should all be on the same side of the package. Return Address. Print or type your address in the upper-left corner on the front of the envelope.Delivery Address. Print or type clearly the delivery address parallel to the longest side of the envelope.

How much space is needed for address on postcard?

The address can be placed anywhere within a specific space on the postcard. This area is 1/2” from the left and right edge of the card, 3/4” from the bottom and is 2-1/8” tall. If a return address is included, it should be located 1/4” from the top left side of the postcard.

Do return addresses go on front or back?

Where do you put your return address? The return address goes on the back flap of your invitation envelope and the front side of your response envelopes. Formally, the return address should be handwritten, but it is acceptable today for this to be printed, to use a mailing label, or a return address stamp.

Does the address side of a postcard have to be white?

US Postal Service Regulations for Mailing If you are using our mailing services, the United States Postal Service requires that certain areas of the address side of the postcard be left white for addressing, postage, and bar coding. This includes background color, text, and any photos/images.

What happens if you dont put a return address on a package?

The return address is not required on postal mail. However, lack of a return address prevents the postal service from being able to return the item if it proves undeliverable; such as from damage, postage due, or invalid destination. Such mail may otherwise become dead letter mail.

What are the rules for postcards?

To qualify as a postcard, a mail piece must be rectangular and meet these dimensions: At least 3-1/2” high X 5” long X 0.007” thick. No more than 4-1/4” high X 6” long X 0.016” thick. Have finished corners that do not exceed a radius of 0.125”

Can you put a stamp on the bottom of a postcard?

Yes you can actually put the stamp anywhere on the front of the letter and it will still work. The top right corner is the traditional place to put it and is easier for the postmaster / or machine / to do it in the same place on each one and just help speed up the process.

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