Do you remember when you last sent a postcard? For me it was last week when I was asked to send some to our relatives’ kids attending summer camp – they don’t use mobiles there. Luckily there was an app for that.

I first considered a visit to Lokál, where they have a selection of free postcards, that they’ll also post for free if you drop them in their mailbox. However, the cards are mostly beer related and aren’t really suitable for kids. I definitely didn’t want to go to a shop and/or post office.

I found and downloaded the Pohlednice App by Česká pošta. The app is in English, lets you upload photos, write a message, add a map, address and send all for 29 Kč.

After you choose ‘Create a Postcard’, you can choose the size.

Then the layout.

Then you can press the + button to upload a photo. You can also choose a border.

Then you can write the message and optionally include a map.

I wouldn’t actually rely on making dinner arrangements at Satsang this way, but you get the idea.

Finally add an address.

Then you can pay using a credit card. Confirmation is sent to your email address.

I can confirm that the postcard arrived successfully at the Summer Camp – despite being a field somewhere in the Czech Republic.

So if you have kids at camp, elderly relatives without smart phones or just want to go a bit retro, Česká pošta has you covered.