How do you do it?

Hello All!  

Recently I was asked "What is it you really do for your job?"  So, I thought I'd show you what I do with a vintage postcard.  In the beginning there was an old, old postcard...  I bought that postcard, and proceeded to "fix it up."

That means, cleaning up all the ink marks, crease marks, color fading, removing the dirt marks.  Now I NEVER, EVER change the original artwork.  I'm taking the original artwork and bringing it back to how it looked originally.   Some of them are so beautiful that it seems a shame that others, such as yourself, won't see it.  This is why I do what I do.

The colors are only from that postcard.  That is often the hardest part.  Finding the cleanest part of the card to use.  I NEVER, EVER remove an artist's name.  That is their art, not mine!   I NEVER, EVER remove a company name.  They printed it and published it originally.  If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be seeing it.  I always try to search for the artist and company to make sure I'm not using a product I shouldn't be using.  

This is one postcard I worked on today.  It took me an hour and a half to finish this.  This is an easy one.  Imagine how long it takes me to fix up a difficult one.  

A great feeling of accomplishment!  So, I hope this lets you know "what I do."  If you have questions or have an old card you would like "fixed up", contact me.  

So, Enjoy the day!!  and Smile, the weekends almost here!

*Don't forget our July Christmas sale on Christmas Postcards and Christmas Gift Tags.  You save 20% on your order using the code Xmas714   #christmas #christmassale #christmasforsale  

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What's New at Later Gator Postcards

Happy February!!    We have many new items in stock.  40 new postcard styles.  Art postcards from original photos, our first reproduction postcard from a vintage Large Letter postcard.  Two new Keep Calm postcards along with 5 new quote postcards.  There are also 11 new Easter postcards that are reproductions from vintage Easter postcards.  

       There are also 6 new note cards.  The images are from vintage postcards from the Early 1900's.  We also now offer any 12 note cards for $12.  Feel free to mix the styles.  

      For special requests, contact us and we'll see what we can do for you!

Enjoy the rest of February and thank goodness, Spring is just around the corner!!