When paired with our custom handwriting, a pretty picture does wonders at getting your postcard read & responded to. The main thing you want to remember when you design your postcard is, DON'T MAKE IT TOO COMMERCIAL LOOKING. That's right the more folksy/original it looks the more likely it will get a response.
Option 1: Manually Upload Your Own/Professional Design
To manually upload a file from your computer, click on 'Image Templates' in the left hand navigation of thanks.io. On the far right corner of each section, click on the 'Upload [Postcard/Notecard/Letter]' button. Images MUST be smaller than 10MB.
Dimensions Required: 1875px wide by 1275px tall, 300DPI in JPG or PNG format.
Dimensions Required: 2550px wide by 3300px tall, 300 DPI, JPG or PNG format.
Tip: You can write your own letter by hand digitally, and upload that and not have to use a message template in mailing your letter.
Dimensions Required: 1800px wide x 1313px tall, 300 DPI, JPG or PNG format.
Note: The cut and bleed margins on notecards are on either side, and at the bottom, but NOT at the top.
Option 2: DIY Design In thanks.io
Simply click on the 'design' button to open Canva right inside thanks.io! Access and use any of the built-in templates available from Canva.com.
Tip: Leverage Canva Templates:
Click the "Design Postcard" button to launch the Canva postcard builder.
"Templates" on the left is opened right away.
Here you can search for template ideas like "Thank You" cards or "Direct Mail" cards or "Real Estate" cards. You can also click on the 'See All' link to the right of each suggestion for more ideas.
These card designs are amazing! It has 1000s of pre-build high end industry specific designs that are editable with ZERO design skills. The only things you need to remember are:
The back (address side) of the card can be designed at the same time. Just add another page that you will download separately. Click here for more information.
If you use their premium stock photos, there is a cost of $1 for the design.
You will need to create a FREE www.canva.com account to use this feature. (It will prompt you to do so.)
Click 'photos' on the left underneath 'templates' to find pictures.
To design using your own images, click 'uploads' further down on the left.
Once you done designing the front of your card hit the "save" button in the top right to save your image. (Don't forget to give it a name! Just click on the grey text that says 'Untitled' to the left of the save button to name it.)
There are also templates that we have created for you to use, on our website. You can access them here: https://www.thanks.io/designs
If you access a design via the thanks.io website, it will open in canva.com. After you finish designing, you can access it from inside of thanks.io.
Click on the 'design' button to open Canva.
Click on 'folders' on the left after Canva opens.
Browse for your design. If it's not there yet, you may have to wait for it to show.
Editing Canva Images:
If you have an image already saved that you wish to make changes to all you have to do is click the 'C' edit image button in image templates:
Or, if you are sending a card or letter, you can edit it before continuing by clicking on the 'C'anva button on the preview: