What do you like the most? Postcards or envelopes?

I myself like both. Only with the current rates, the sending of a postcard costs the same as an envelope. So when I send out a postcard, it costs the same as sending out an envelope with included 3 postcards. So I am sending out mostly envelopes the last years.

Ruud Janssen

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I like postcards best. I like the smaller, sturdier shape, especially for when I do whatever it is I decide to do for showcasing them. I like the idea of making postcards into books.  Speaking of that, how do some of you keep mail art "envelopes" for viewing? I like to keep art out where I can pick it up and look at it occasionally and don't like 3-ring binders stuck away on a shelf. 

After reading the other responses, I understand why envelopes might be more fun to receive because of the surprise inside. I too like sending and/or finding something in an envelope. When I said I liked postcards best, I was thinking only of preserving and showing the art on the card/envelope. I'm very interested in that aspect of the mail. :-)

same here. I like to send both, envelope with card (or few) inside. maximum result for one price:)

i like both for different applications/intentions... postcards if i haven't got much to say or if i don't know the person that well! i tend to write long letters and also enjoy sending ephemera/scraps inside envelopes/mailers, so it just depends.

for me, the art piece is generally the mailer or card itself - always on the outside, rarely combined with a piece of art on the inside (usually just an artFUL enclosure!) i don't mind paying the extra postage for oddly shaped items, etc. i consider it a donation to the dying USPS...

In Japan postcard is cheaper than envelope. Still 70 yen. regular envelope cost ¥110 but off course if I put more weight it costs more. 

postcard is good if I want to do mass mailing like new year art card.

Envelope I can put more stuff so it is fun treasure box.

Also I just started making handmade envelope with ad paper, so it is fun process making envelope. 

A place that is far away or developing countries, postcard might get lost of the information might get stolen so I consider sending postcard. 

But either way, it is a fun part of mail art to see if it get there or not, or if sending is really exist, so I try both ways... 

T.

Hi everyone! I love envelopes! In my country we're having problems with the customs, not only to receive but also to send. They're retaining some correspondence without a specific rule, when you're sending it may never arrive to its destiny or take a long long time. When you're receiving  you may have to pay $40 to get it, althoug it's a gift... You never know what will happen, so you take a risk and wait for a surprise! Sending anything below 20 grs. (very, very light) cost arround $46, more than that its duplicates the cost!!!

So you will see fewer argentine mail artists taking part in the swaps...  or sending a fewer things. I love mail art so I'm trying not to give up... I have a project for envelopes, you can take a look at ths blog and tell me if you want to send!

SOBRE-CITO

From New Zealand Postcards cost $2.20, Envelopes cost $2.70, so the envelope is the better value vehicle. Postcards are OK, but envelopes often contain many surprises.

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