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Common phrases for writing a postcard in English Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in English Language, English Vocabulary

When on vacation it is very common to send friends and family postcards to let them know how the vacation is going and also to share with them a picture of the place where you are visiting. I’m sure all of you have written postcards before, but have you ever written a postcard in English? In order to do so it may be helpful to know some common English phrases people often write on postcards.


I have listed ten common postcard phrases below.  When writing a postcard I think the rule is to try and keep the message ‘short and sweet.’ That is also what I have tried to do with this post.

Happy postcard writing. Don’t forget to send a postcard to your English teacher, now that you have learned some good phrases to include in your message!

Common English phrases for postcards:

We’re having a great time.
We’re thinking of you.
The weather’s been gorgeous.
This is our first/second/third day in _________(name of place).
We’re returning home on the __________ (date).
We’ve only got ______ (number) days left.
We’ve been enjoying all the sights.
The food is great!
Say hello to the kids for us.
Wish you were here!

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About the Author: Gabriele

Hi there! I am one of Transparent Language's ESL bloggers. I am a 32-year-old native English speaker who was born and raised in the United States. I am living in Washington, DC now, but I have lived all over the US and also spent many years living and working abroad. I started teaching English as a second language in 2005 after completing a Master's in Applied Linguists and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults' (CELTA). Since that time I have taught ESL in the United States at the community college and university level. I have also gone on to pursue my doctorate in psychology and now I also teach courses in psychology. I like to stay connected to ESL learners around the world through Transparent Languages ESL Blog. Please ask questions and leave comments on the blog and I will be sure to answer them.