Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Free postcards to family!

It's been a while since I reminded you about free postcards!

Hippopost! Here's what it is. You create a postcard from your computer, then hippopost mails an actual postcard to your friend or family. It is free - of course. We use this about once a week so the kids can create mail for grandparents and cousins. You can send 2 per day. (This does take a while to get to the person..... but hey.... it's free! and the grandparents love it!)

Here's how you do it...
  1. Go to
  2. Bottom right corner of screen - click on hippopost online- try hippo
  3. You will need to login at top of right corner
  4. If this is your first time, click on login - then it will give you a place to register
  5. Now is the fun part - you can upload a picture or use a set picture they already have (We always like to upload a pic of the kids)
  6. Click next at bottom right
  7. Fill in the address and note you want on the postcard
  8. click next
  9. you can preview your post here
  10. click mail
  11. You then get to choose from at least one advertiser who will pay the postage (usually it's a hotel chain or resort)
  12. Occasionally there will be no free postcards available. This happens when they have all been sent for that day. If that happens, I just wait and send the card the next day.
  13. You will get a confirmation email but no junk mail from them.
  14. It usually takes at least a week (sometimes a few days more) for the people to get their postcard but it's worth it when the kids go see grandparents and see the postcards on the refrigerator!
Happy hippopost!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love the concept of HippoPost and can't wait until someone in my family receives one!!
Have a great week!