If you’re not familiar with Artifact Uprising already, then it’s a total joy for me to introduce you to a really stellar company with a mission to admire. Fueled by a desire to move “stories off our computers and into our lives,” Artifact Uprising has designed a suite of paper and print products aimed at giving folks a chance to document their stories in ways that are a little more tangible than scrolling down a computer screen. Last Christmas, I made a photo book for my sister Cait, filled with photos from the first year of sweet Oliver’s life and lately, I have my sights set on making an instagram-friendly book for the shots that I’ve been taking there.
Lucky for you guys, Artifact Uprising is offering a Reading My Tea Leaves reader the opportunity to make a postcard pack—20 cards, with or without greetings, and featuring photos of your own.
Because there’s a new little life to celebrate around here, I made a postcard pack using a few shots that James and I took of Faye the week that she was born. The whole process took me about 20 minutes and just a few days later, I had the postcards in hand. In an effort to make sure that their love of paper is still gentle on the planet, Artifact Uprising prints their postcards on 100% recycled paper.
To enter a chance to win a postcard pack of your own, leave your email address in the field below (and just for fun: tell me who in your address book is going to get your first postcard in the comments below!). UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been notified! Thanks so much for entering!
My lovely friend Gillian in Vancouver will receive the first postcard! Love Artifact Uprising! I have a giftcard for a softcover book (intended use: pictures from a trip to Greece) that I've been meaning to put to use!
My brother in Germany will receive the first card. And it too will be photos of the first week of baby (just a few weeks away!).
a special someone 😉
My friend John who I've been out of touch with for a while. 🙂
The recipient would be my sister in Tampa, FL! I have lovely photographs from her surprise 39th birthday. She could use the postcards as "thank you's" to her friends that came together to celebrate her!
my best friend from high school, who I see maybe once a year at most. 🙂
My first postcard would go to my brother Bill, currently deployed in Afghanistan. He's long been a postcard collector, and whenever I find an interesting one, I pick it up for him. I'm sure he'd love to receive a personalized one while he's so far away from family.
My parents. They live so far away from us and love getting snail mail.
Mom gets first postcard, always.
My cousin Kristy. She loves to receive any sort of written note I send her way. I love postcards and love making & sending them.!!
My brother who is living on the opposite side of the country from me and then friends. I was just telling someone that I want to send snail mail. These would be perfect!
Yay, I would love to win this! My dad has sent me postcards since I started college (12 years ago!) with quotes and sayings, just for fun. I would love to send him the first one.
I would probably send them to my family on the other side of the world with pictures of my dog on 🙂
my best cousin sarah! 🙂
My little brother. He loves it when I send him postcards while we are on vacation, so I bet he would love a personalized one just randomly during the year.
I would send one to my mother, since she is always so great about sending mail!
Is it too early to be thinking New Year cards?
My husband's grandma (and my surrogate grandma), definitely. She's the best.
one of my longest-distance buddies, Caroline in California!
Definitely to the friends who couldn't make it to my wedding in April! I've wanted to send them something fun using our wedding photos, but couldn't figure out how to do it. This is the perfect way!
First postcard will go to granny!
I'd send one to my sisters–we all live in different cities for the first time ever.
My mama. Just because she's amazing and deserves a pretty note from me every once in a while.
my parents–for driving up to Brooklyn from Virginia and helping me throw my first birthday party in 8 years.
I'd send one to my parents, who are living overseas and I don't send notes to often enough.
My best friend from back east, who I haven't seen in over a year!
Love these. I would send my first to my parents in New York! I just moved to Los Angeles 🙂
Nobody loves mail (and family photos) more than my dear 96 year old Nana. She's at the very top of my list!
All my family in Australia!
My friend Carly would get the first one, because she lives far away from all of our friends and I don't want her to be lonely
I just got into Postcrossing which connects people around the world by matching you up with someone to send a post card to. Right now my postcard list includes 5 women from China, Russia, Germany, Switzerland and South Dakota! Postcard #1 however, will probably go to family or long distance friends.
These are beautiful. I would send one to my dear sister first off. She would appreciate it and could use some cheering up right now 🙂
I would send the first postcard to my good friend, Marilyn, who lives several states away.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
my first postcard would go to my sister in pa, who just gave birth to a little babe of her own last Thursday.
My best friends that live in Germany and Switzerland!
These are beautiful! I love your idea to use the postcards as birth announcements. We're expecting our second baby within weeks and the very first postcard would wing its way to Chicago to tell my dear friend there about her newest fairy godchild.
My girlfriends back home! 🙂 Missing them so!
Such a great idea, great for the planet and Faye is precious! 🙂
These would be great for me to create 'Thank You' postcards to family & friends that have donated items for me to take to an orphanage in Haiti next week! 🙂
aunts and uncles who have yet to meet my perfect little niece!
My good friend in Michigan who has had a rough few months. She could use a hand written note with love.
I think I would send one to my sweet friend in Canada.
this is the loveliest! i just returned last night from a wonderful family week in charleston – i'd send the first note to my parents thanking them for our magical week together.
Love Artifact Uprising. In fact, we're about to send my mom a set of prints for her birthday! She'd be the first to get one of the postcards – with a photo of her grandson on it!
Beautiful! I would send one to my sister for being the best friend I could have asked for!
My boyfriend will be the first to receive a postcard! 🙂
My grandmother. 🙂
My cousins who I don't see nearly enough!
My Love, who lives in England.
I love this company. 🙂 I have the iphone app but haven't had time yet to create anything. I would make it for my sister and document her little son, Ollie (Oliver). He's precious and she would LOVE it!
We just moved, so I would send these out to all my family with a cute picture of us at the new place!
Ohhhh! I've been a fan of their postcards for a while. I'd love to win a pack. I would send the first one to my Mother!
These would be a perfect opportunity to send to friends and family as happy surprise mail just to say "hello". P.S. – LOVE your blog! Thank you for all that you share which inspires my everyday living. -Joyce Andrews
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1st postcard, 1st postcard…hmmm…well..it all depends on what photos I choose, but let's go with Gramma…because Grammas need more mailbox love, am I right?
My first post card will go to my youngest sister, my best friend.
[email protected]. My first postcard would go to my sister in France.
I love this! My email is [email protected] and my first postcard will go to my dear grandma!
An old friend from college will get my first postcard. And I love your postcards! What a neat idea!
My favorite pen pal. We've mailed letters to each other all over the world. This one would be from Kentucky to Cork, Ireland.
My dearest friend. We both moved back home after graduation and after a year being back in our hometown we went on a road trip before parting ways and finding new jobs in different locations. I'd send a postcard to him congratulating him on his incredible new job and to just say hi!
I've heard a lot about this company lately and I like what I see! I'd send a postcard to my grandmother 🙂
My boyfriend/roommate/partner, Andrew, while I'm on a 2 week business trip in Napa Balley, CA this summer!
My best friend and I have been pen pals for almost two years now, so I would love to send her some personalized postcards!
I'm moving to Portland, Oregon soon and I would use these postcards to keep in touch with my pals!
Mom (now Grandma) ALWAYS gets the first card. Always.
My dearest friend has just been helping myself and my family through a very tough time. She never hesitated and does so with grace. She does for others all the time so I would do this for her of photos of all the good times we have had this year as a thank you. She is the best person I know and all my family is dead so she would be the person I would choose.
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My grandmother-in-law would get my first card. She used to live nearby, but got married and moved away almost 2 years ago.
Four years ago I studied abroad in New Zealand and, because of the time difference, it was easier to write a letter than schedule a phone call. It was a habit that a friend that I met there and I kept up–she is the only one I really keep in touch with, despite the advertised ease of keeping up via social media. This friend always gets the first card, and the prettiest stationary.
I would probably send my first postcard to my family back home. Or else, if I'm back home at the time, to my best friend in England. 🙂
I just want to send these to everyone I know! 🙂 I'd send the first one to my sister, who has been relocated to South Carolina and is having a tough time being a first time aunt from so far away.
So sweet! I love this idea! We are expecting this fall so inevitably they will be used for sending baby photos and thank you notes!
My first postcard would go to my friend Brooke. Thanks for the intro to Artifact Uprising!
Both of my Grandmas!
My best friend, Kari! We love sending each other cards/notes!
My grandma Zofia in Poland!
My brother! I just sent him 29 postcards for his 29th birthday!
My mother will receive the first postcard – announcing our happy my husband and I are to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary!
inspired to send a note to my daughter and women in my life who are always there…thanks for sharing news of this wonderful company.
My dearest friend, Kathryn. She lives on the East Coast, I live on the West Coast. We've been pen pals for many years now, and a great picture postcard is just the thing to re-engerize one of my favorite monthly treats!
My Granny. Nary a week goes by that I don't find a note from her tucked in my college mailbox. Her snail mail slows me down, even in the flurry of final exams.
I got married on Saturday, so I'd love to use these for thank you notes to my guests!
my grandma – who is 95! and would love another pic of her great grand kiddos.
and my hubby – who will be working far away for the month of july.
My dear friend Edna in New Mexico. We share photos by snail mail. She is in her early 80's and does not use a computer. I would love to send her a postcard of my family! 😉
I would send one to my mum who lives half-way across the world from me. She was just in a big car wreck and could use some love and encouragement.
My first postcard would go to my grandmother!
My aunt and uncle, who have been swamped looking after their parents and could use a little extra love.
Lovely! I would send my first postcard to my sister, who just moved across the country and could use a little snail mail in her brand new mailbox! xo
These are adorable! I just had a baby in March and my best friend had twins the day after…the first postcard would go to her! 🙂
i would probably send my first postcard to my boyfriend : ) (long distance relationships are tough sometimes!)
My high school friend who moved to the US! She won't be back in the Philippines in the next six years! 🙁
My mother-in-law. She just moved into an assisted living apartment and could use a bit of encouragement!
A good friend of mine is moving and I would love to send her a postcard!
My dear mum who has a fan wall of her grandchildren on her fridge. She tells me she needs a recent photo of one of mine, this would be it!!
My dad!! I took days off last month to go see him in California and I miss him already.
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