Want to send a family member a photo? Or embarrass friends with a dorky picture of them?
Hippopost can help you. Hippopost is a free service that allows you to send a photo postcard through the US Postal Service for FREE anywhere in the United States. Simply upload a photo, write your message and enter your address and destination address, and send it.
The catch is that Hippopost will have an advertisement for a product on the back side of the card (under your message). On the plus side, you can send someone a quick note/photo for FREE.
I recently tried the service to see what it was like. I sent a photo of my parents’ dog to them. Since they live right next door to me, I wanted to see how long it took and what the advertisement was like (Hippopost does not tell you what ad will be on your postcard). I was impressed with the quality of the postcard, and the advertisement on the back was for Hippopost. The service was a bit slow… it took 10 business days for my card to get to my parents.
I’m not sure I would rely on Hippopost for important mailings (mostly because it was so slow). But if you’re looking to brighten someone’s day without spending any money (Grandmas love this kind of stuff), I think it’s a great service. I imagine you could use the service to send a recipe to a friend, invite people to a gathering, or share a photo of your new house with your new address.