Monday, September 19, 2011

Loon Postcard

Loon Line Art postcard
Postcards make excellent gifts for birdwatchers. Bird-themed postcards are available for an incredible range of bird species. In addition to bird photographs, artists offer illustration, line art, and other options.

This Common Loon postcard by North America online store features a simple line art logo and is available in either titled or untitled versions.

One of the most useful features of these products is customization. As with most products available in this online store, this loon postcard can be fully customized by adding text, resizing, or even adding additional graphics to the existing design.

Customized items make great gifts for birdwatchers or outdoor enthusiasts. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 Postcard Collecting

Although postcard collecting dates back to the 1800's, its popularity remains high today. The process of postcard collecting is formally called Deltiology.

According to Wikipedia, postcard collecting is the 3rd most popular hobby, after stamp and coin-currency collecting. Deltiologists from around the world collect postcards by interest, time period, or other category.

One of the more recent trends involves print on demand (POD) postcards. These products are available online from suppliers such as Zazzle and CafePress. Part of the appeal of POD postcards is that each card is unique, created by an artist that typically produces artwork for one or more niches.

POD postcards tend to be high quality, easy to obtain, and cover a stunning array of niche topics. Their designs are usually available on other products such as t shirts, sweatshirts, hats, notecards, calendars, stickers, mousepads and other items.

Common types of POD postcard designs include photographs, fractal art, special interest logos, line art, digitally created illustrations and other artwork.

The 2011 Christmas holiday shopping season is expected to involve considerable online sales. Online purchases are popular for those that have postcard collectors on their shopping lists.

When brainstorming gift ideas for postcard collectors, it is usually helpful to know what type of postcard the collector specializes in.

For the collector that has enough cards, there is always hobbyist apparel, accessories, gift cards, or other items.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wild Blueberries (huckleberries)

Wild Blueberries postcard
Wild Blueberries by north_america

This blueberries (huckleberries) postcard captures wild berries at their summer peak. Wild blueberries are popular with nature lovers, hikers, birdwatchers, native plant enthusiasts, wild food gatherers, cooks, and others. These beautiful, dark blue fruits grow throughout much of North America. Wild blueberries are not only delicious but are an important source of food for birds and other wildlife.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beech Tree (Autumn) Postcard

This Beech tree postcard captures the beauty of these popular American trees as they turn brilliant shades of gold during the Autumn season.

Beech trees are an icon of American forests, known for their smooth bark, stately structure and attractive foliage.

Sockeye Salmon Postcards

The sockeye salmon is widely regarded as the most beautiful salmon found in North America. While at sea, adult sockeyes are silvery in color. During the spawning season adults develop brilliant red bodies, accented by green heads and tails.
Sockeye Salmon Spawning Run postcard