• Welcome to CardStarters

    We hope that your CardStarters postcard pack will open up conversations, thoughts and feelings; whether in cathartic self-reflection, ice-breaking with a group or team, or developing therapeutic relationships with someone you’re supporting professionally.

About CardStarters

Sending postcards is a tradition dating back nearly 200 years. They are snapshots into people’s lives, whether begrudgingly written to elderly relatives or from soulmates separated by continents, and are as varied and emotive as the cards themselves.

Postcards come in all shapes, colours and sizes, with a vast range of artistic messages and meanings; from landscapes and architecture of domestic or foreign lands, through to abstract, or deep and meaningful.

With 15 years experience in health, social care and the voluntary sector we have a range of experiences of working with people from all sorts of backgrounds, facing all sorts of challenges.

“When I first started working in a hospice, I was asked to bring a postcard to my first supervision. This postcard had to reflect what I was feeling. It showed my feelings of anticipation, including fear and excitement. I used two more during my time there at significant points of reflection, each time thinking about how postcards could be used elsewhere. It struck me how useful they could be to channel or stimulate conversation in so many different settings, for all sorts of different people.”

Dave, CardStarters Founder

About Our Packs

Our packs contain 30 random postcards. These could be from the UK (where we are based), or many other parts of the world. They include architecture, landscapes, portraits, animals, artwork, book and magazine covers, amongst other sorts. Each pack will be put together to try to give a full range of what we have available at the time of ordering.

Please bear in mind that our postcards are a mixture of new and second hand, so some will bear signs of age. We will make sure that all postcards are in good condition.

Postage and packaging within the UK is included free of charge. If you would like your CardStarters pack(s) shipped elsewhere in the world, or would like to make a particular request, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Our Values

As an ethically run organisation we have some principles;

  • 20% of our net profit goes to registered charities. To learn more about the good causes we support go to the “good causes” page.
  • We will only ever send you unwritten postcards, because we believe in keeping people’s personal information safe.
  • When we find written postcards in our collection, where there are a few addressed to the same house or family, we will endeavour to locate the family and reunite the postcards with them.
  • We will never send out a postcard with any depictions of nudity, violence or drugs. We never know who is going to be using the postcards, or what for, so we don’t want anyone having any unpleasant surprises. Postcards may be included which have religious or political themes.

Buy A Pack

You can order your pack from us directly using the form below. This will redirect you through to PayPal checkout. All packs are shipped within two (UK) working days. We do not require a signature for delivery, and post using Royal Mail to mainland UK addresses. Postage is included in your pack cost. Enjoy. 🙂

Contact Us

Please use the form below to get in touch if you have any questions about our website or product. We will always aim to respond as soon as possible. 🙂