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Colin10



Joined: 19 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Post card Reply with quote

Idea.

Get postcards made up with picture of your accommodation.

Leave a few at your place with a note for your guests to feel free to use them to send home to their friends & family.

Could go further and put stamp on it as well.

Make sure you leave instructions to where the nearest post box is along with all your other tips.

Win Win?
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Rocket Rab



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it could be. Depends what they write on the p/card of course?

Hello Colin, and welcome to the forum.
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Colin10



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the greeting.

Maybe/maybe not.

If it was negative then by them sending it to their contacts this would stop them from using your services.

If it was positive then perhaps their contacts would use you.
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Giddy Goat



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I didn't think of that RR - "don't book this place, it's a dump" wouldn't be ideal PR!

Hullo Colin and welcome to the forum. We do use postcards although mine came back from the printers with a rather yukky mustard background instead of the cheery yellow that I was expecting.

Lots of references on LMH to postcards but here is the most recent thread on the subject:

http://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9591
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Colin10



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you sent them back to be redone GG.

I once had 5,000 that had to br reprinted 3 times before they got it right.

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"don't book this place, it's a dump" wouldn't be ideal PR!


Yes it would as previously stated.
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Giddy Goat



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, see what you mean - helps spare others from a disappointing holiday, certainly!

The mustard colour - we..ell I sort-of blamed myself as it didn't look like a true sunflower yellow on Vistaprint's website and I'd just hoped it would turn out better in reality. It was slightly worse in fact.
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enid



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do that - not everybody uses them. I don't put stamps on though so perhaps I should.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the postage for PCs in France the same wherever in the world they go to Enid?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No France rate and rest of Europe rate but suppose I could do some of each
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We leave postcards, one with a welcome greeting already written on it for the arriving guest, and a few of the apartment/chalet for them to send off if they wish. We had two made, one winter scene, and one a summer one with four photos.
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enid



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you put stamps on Helen? I'm going to pinch your idea of using one to write a greeting on.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I don't put stamps on but it may be a good idea to do so.
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lorca



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make our own postcards on our printer. Some are of the properties and others of the village (there arenīt any for sale here). All have our details on the back. The ones of our properties are free - we charge a euro for the others which covers costs. Seem to be quite popular

Iīm having problems finding heavy enough card though (preferably at least 300 gr). I bought a stash last year in an art shop in the UK, but havenīt been able to get hold of more. Iīve printed some arty ones of landscapes on water colour paper, but the regular stuff is running low. Any suggestions anyone??
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine printed by another Hatter. I've passed her details on to a lot of people, including my niece who wants some printed for her jewellery business. Really good value and quality. We used to do a greeting card to welcome our guests,which hubby made himself at home, but the postcard is just fine.
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Colin10



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow 300gms through a printer....Think mine would rebel.

Have you tried contacting printer in your area for just the card.
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