How to be the Best Grandchild

Last week, an email from my Uncle B. arrived with the subject line, “cool app.” My Uncle B. is incredibly hip and trendy, so I was interested to see what he was suggesting. Upon reading the email it said, “I know Gramme loves to get mail and I’ve been sending her mail through the Postcards on the Run app.” I quickly realized all the aunts, uncles and grandchildren were the recipients of his email. Message received!

I promptly downloaded the app and was impressed! It was so easy and frankly, so cool! One might even tell others about it through an emailed titled, “cool app!”

Postcards on the Run // Likes to Smile

The simplicity of the app is brilliant. To begin, you select any photo on your phone (or Facebook) and it automatically uploads into the app. You can play around with the border and color. Second, you add a 200 character message. Next, you get to the “sign your own name” feature where you use your finger to add a doodle. Finally, the app then allows you to pick contacts and push send, all for $2.49. Easy peasy!

I picked this picture, wrote a quick message, doodled my name, and whoa-la! A postcard was off to my Gramme lickety split!

I’m not sure if the rest of my siblings and cousins have jumped onboard with the app, but if not, I’m certain to now be the BEST granddaughter. I even put an alarm in my phone to remind me to “Send Gramme a Postcard” every Sunday night. Beat that, siblings, beat that. Go ahead and try. Best case scenario, we flood Gramme’s mailbox.

And you? Any apps that automate something you used to do by hand (like writing postcards)? Have you tried this app, too?

Until next time!


Postscript: I was not paid to write about “Postcards on the Run,” I just thought it was very cool and thought you might think it was very cool, too.


  1. What a cool idea! I’m good at taking the pictures of my kids…but I tend to get sidetracked before I actually send them off to the grandparents! This might be just what I need :)

    • Hi Moira!

      The app is so cool! And it’s really quick to load and send photos. Let me know if you try it and like it :)


  2. Sounds like fun! I hardly have any apps on my phone…it’s sort of pathetic actually. I did just download the app that holds of your loyalty cards so that you don’t have to carry them all around, but I haven’t used it yet….I have to actually spend a few quality minutes with it get everything loaded in.

    • Hi Kelly!

      I’m totally with you! I hardly have any apps on my phone. I wish I was better at it, I feel like I miss out on awesome stuff!


  3. Such a fun app! I’ll have to keep it in mind!

  4. Oh I like this! Like an instagram-postcard-email all in one!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Adri

    • Hi Adri,

      That is the perfect description! It is an instragram-postcard-email!


  5. Thanks for sharing! I’m impressed that your grandma reads email. I’m so behind the times when it comes to using apps. I can see how this would be a great tool though to keep in touch with relatives.

    • Hi Dawn,

      Oh! I think I wrote something confusing or didn’t explain well. The app is a computer program that you load all the information to and then some place some where prints the postcard and sends it snail mail. So my Gramme doesn’t read email, but she will read the real postcard that will arrive with a photo of myself on one side. It’s amazing! It costs $2.49 every time you send a postcard.

      Hope you had a wonderful trip!

      Welcome home!


  6. WAIT. a POSTCARD? like a 3D one? because my grandparents would LOVE that!

    • Hi Betsy!

      YES!! It’s amazing! The app knows to print and send a 2D postcard of any picture you choose through snail mail. My Gramme loves them! This week, I sent her a “selfie” of my Mom and I and the message was all about how we are (still) learning to take selfies! The app is so amazing. And frankly, for the price of buying a postcard plus stamps plus actually doing so, $2.49 doesn’t seem expensive at all to me! Let me know if you try it.



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