Vintage and Antique Postcards and Gifts

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About Postcardigans

Sales 2,376
On Etsy since 2013

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History, y'all!

Hello there! Welcome to Postcardigans! I'll bet you're wondering how I came up with the name. It's just one of those things that popped into my head, but there's some meaning behind it. I sell nostalgia--physical representations of memories from travel, childhood, or other occasions. Nostalgia makes you feel warm and fuzzy, right? Just like a nice, soft, comfy cardigan sweater. Hence, Postcardigans!

As for my personal background, I juggle staying home with my two boys and working as a historic preservation consultant. My primary work is writing local landmark designations and National Register nominations. Historical research is a passion of mine, and many of my hobbies also revolve around that interest--namely genealogy and my collecting of postcards. Vintage postcards provide great insight into the culture of previous generations, and they're pretty to look at as well!

Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Curator

    I've been collecting postcards since I was a kid. Every time someone went on a trip, my souvenir request was to "bring me a postcard!"

Production partners

  • Printful

    LA, CA

    Printful provides full-service custom printing on products ranging from t-shirts and accessories to home decor.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to Postcardigans, home to vintage postcards, collectible ephemera, and gifts. Postcards make great mementos of places visited and sites seen. After all, nostalgia is fun! We all love to commemorate these occasions, so why not decorate with an authentic vintage postcard?

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 1 hour of purchase


Payment is expected at the time of purchase. I accept major credit cards through Etsy Payments as well as PayPal. I do not accept personal or business checks or money orders.


I ship both domestically and internationally via USPS. Postcards and other physical items are sent via First Class Mail (no tracking). Orders will be shipped to the address provided by the buyer.

Shipping upgrade options (USPS First Class with Tracking, USPS Priority Mail, and USPS Priority Express) are available when you check out. Domestic (U.S.) orders of postcards of 4 or more postcards ship free with a complimentary upgrade to USPS First Class with Tracking, and domestic orders of postcards over $75 will receive a complimentary upgrade to USPS Priority Mail.

All items are carefully wrapped to protect your purchase during shipping. Postcards are mailed in an acid-free polypropylene archival sleeve with chipboard rigid protection.

Please note that no shipping time is guaranteed. USPS Priority Mail Express shipping is a 1-2 day service and is not guaranteed overnight.

Please contact me about special shipping requests, especially international shipments with expedited shipping. I do not have these rates included in my listings, but will issue a quote upon request.

Printful Order
Apparel and other fabric items sold in Postcardigans are produced by our manufacturing partner Printful. These orders will be shipped direct from their production facility via either USPS First Class Mail or FedEx Smart Post (with final delivery typically by USPS). For more information on Printful shipping, please visit their website at For international orders or shipping upgrades, please contact Postcardigans before ordering.

Digital Downloads
Digital downloads are available once a purchase has been made. You will receive an email from Etsy with instructions on how to download your purchase.

Bookplates are not an instant digital download. Once a proof has been approved by the buyer, the PDF file will be sent to you as an attachment to the email address associated with your Etsy or Paypal account.

Policies updated January 2, 2018.

Additional policies and FAQs

For orders outside the United States, be aware that buyers are liable for any customs or VAT fees that may be incurred. Please check with your country's customs service for fee thresholds.

More information

Last updated on May 10, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How can I find out about any postcards I'm interested in but you don't have listed?

Please don't hesitate to contact me about any postcards in which you're interested. All of my stock is not currently listed. I'll gladly check to see what I have and send photos.

I see some postcards framed. Do you offer the frames for sale?

I show some of my postcards staged in frames so you can see how they would look on display. Only a few select listings are for framed postcards.