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How to write a postcard in Spanish?

Do you love receiving postcards? When was the last time you sent or received a postcard? It is very nice to receive a letter or a postcard from a friend or relative, but in these circumstances of the digital age, it is even more exciting. Postcards are an original way of sending greetings to loved ones during your trip, they are like photographs of the most emblematic places of a destination but through your own message you have the possibility of personalizing this visual image. It is very exciting to hear from someone special; in fact most of us keep the postcards we have received. You probably know someone who collects them.


Do you want us to teach you how to write a postcard in Spanish? It is a perfect exercise to test your level of Spanish, especially for students preparing for the DELE exams.



 It is very typical to send postcards when you are traveling: choose a postcard that represents the place where you are now. Tourists who come to Donostia like the postcards with the most stunning views of the city: from Monte Igueldo, La Concha Bay, the harbor, the Buen Pastor cathedral ... Postcards are one of the most popular souvenir items typically used by tourists.



A postcard usually consists of 5 parts:

  • Place and date

Name of the city where you are and the date the postcard was written

  • Greetings

If you want to be formal, write: “Querido/querida,(name):"

If you want to be less formal, you could start by saying "“¡Hola, (name):!"

  • Body

Receiving a postcard is pure emotion! The message has to be short and pleasant. Tell the best of your life: you can write to your friend / family member about your trip / experience / place where you are / your plans / the weather.

  • Farewell

Phrase to end the statement and say goodbye to the recipient of the letter. You can say goodbye saying un beso/un abrazo/un saludo/hasta pronto.

  • Signature/name

Write your name so the recipient knows who sent the postcard


Make sure that the sender's address is correct and that no data is missing. It is very important that the name of the person you are sending it to, address and postal code appear.

The process of sending a postcard is very exciting: from the moment you put the message in the mailbox until it is received by the recipient.


Now it is your turn!


Would you love to receive a postcard? We´d love to! From Lacunza IH we encourage you to send us a postcard from your city to our school and we will respond you by sending a postcard with the most emblematic views of San Sebastián!


We’ll pick one card among the ones we have received and we will send you a little gift along with our postcard.


The school's address:

Lacunza IH San Sebastián

Camino de Mundaiz 8, Entlo D

20012 San Sebastián, España