30 Beautiful Travel Postcards To Inspire You

Posted by Olivia dela Rosa on November 13, 2014


Our travel style and habits have truly changed today. We now look to our smartphones and cameras to take photographs as travel souvenirs. Real-time posting of travel photos or experiences has never been this convenient, and it inspires us to share more.

But before Instagramming everything from departure to arrival and all the way back, travelers have resorted to this thing called postcard. What’s beautiful about postcards is that travelers can take the time to pause, sit down and relish the highlights of their trips. And it doesn’t hurt that the postcards themselves are designed beautifully, giving justice to whatever place you find yourself in.

Now that the use of postcards is becoming rare, card designs are usually outdated. But lucky for us, we have found awesome artists and designers who have reinvented these postcards by giving them a modern and cleaner look. Say goodbye to retro and vintage souvenirs and give way to these 30 beautiful postcard designs, hopefully inspiring you to get one on your next trip.


Travel postcards North Shore Bethel

Summer inspired. North Shore Bethel postcards


Travel postcards Australian Tourism Exchange A Friend of Mine

Headed to Oz. Australian Tourism Exchange postcard designed by A Friend of Mine


Travel postcards Ranganath Krishnamani

Darjeeling (Un)Limited. Travel postcards by Ranganath Krishnamani


Travel postcards EmDash Paper Co. Etsy

Hello, beautiful. Handlettered postcards by Emdash Paper Co.


Travel postcards Firewatergallery 4-city map

Never off the grid. 4-city map postcards by Firewatergallery


Travel postcards Paper Goods Cards

Atlanta, Gorgeous. Paper Goods Cards by LetsAllMakeBelieve


Travel postcards RhinoandRoo

Polaroid postcards. Travel Postcard Set of Italy by RhinoandRoo


Travel postcards Gabriela Prattingerova

Travel More! Postcard by Gabriela Prattingerova


Travel postcards Build Your Own Travel JoyfilledWander

Pick your adventure. Build Your Own Travel postscards by JoyFilledWander


Travel postcards Safari Floral KBandFriends

Makes you want to visit a real safari. Safari Floral postcards by KBandFriends


Travel postcards Staronov Another New York Artist

New York like you've never seen before. Another New York Artist postcard by Staronov


Travel postcards Souvenir de Voyages Alice Joulot

Tres chic. Souvenirs de Voyages by Alice Joulot


Travel postcards Postcards from Imaginary Places

To a place you've literally never been before. Postcards from Imaginary Places by Jackie Ferrentino


Travel postcards Berlin Louise Leake

Berlin, mein schatz. Berlin postcard design project by Louise Leake


Travel postcards Backroads Postcards Mariah Marx

A postcard for every state! Backroads Postcards by Mariah Marx


Travel postcards APairofPears

Monochromatic dreams. Travel Postcards by APairofPears


Travel postcards illustration Tessa Galloway

Beautiful sketches for all your favorite cities. Illustration Postcards by Tessa Galloway


Travel postcards PRTLND shawn-x

This goes to all the Portland hipsters out there. PRTLND postcard by shawna-x


Travel postcards See The World Decemberbaby

Roadtrip-ready. See The World postcard series by Decemberbaby


 Travel postcards Route Sixty-Licks Sara Surrette

Travel postcards Route Sixty-Licks Sara Surrette

The kind of route you'd want to take. Route Sixty-Licks by Sara Surrette


Travel postcards postcard pack Artifact Uprising

A postcard for each experience. Postcard Pack by Artifact Uprising


Travel postcards Paris vs. New York Anthropologie

Can't we take both? Paris vs. New York postcards from Anthropologie


Travel postcards Small World Project Dan Burgess

Small World Project by Dan Burgess


Travel postcards Second Chance Loren Klein

Upcycle those old postcards and turn them into works of art (like this). Second Chance Postcards by Loren Klein


Travel postcards Astray Travel Co. Rebecca Alise Williams

Travel postcard and brochure in one. Astray Travel Co. by Rebecca Alise Williams


Travel postcards Wandering Tv Amrit Pal Singh

Great postcards for a great blog. Wandering Tv by Amrit Pal Singh


Travel postcards California Kate Miss

California postcard set by Kate Miss


Travel postcards The Great Outdoors Anthony Fontaine

Awesome play on typography and photography. The Great Outdoors travel postcard by Anthony Fontaine


Travel postcards Watercolor WanderlustColors

Customized watercolor souvenirs, yes? Watercolor Postcard by WanderlustColors


Travel postcards Travel Mail Red Stamp

The type of card we want to receive in our mail. Travel Mail by Red Stamp


With all the inspiring places and views that we get to see around the world, one can't help but be inspired. And with all these creative postcard designs coming up, it would not be surprising at all if people find themselves sharing postcards again.

Here's a project you can try: Turn your Instagram photos into personalized postcards! No worries - Vistaprint, Overnight Prints, and PrintPlace are offering big discounts for printing those postcards for you. Avail of these offers while they last!

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Freelance writer and editor since 2011. Major design enthusiast. Resident writer and trendhunter for Printingdeals.


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