Save the dates for weddings are important, your guests need to plan ahead but it is a fact of life that most will end up in the garbage. I know I have received some expensive Save the Dates like magnets and elaborate paper invitations. While my husband wanted to send an email, I still wanted to send something in the mail (email is just so informal in my opinion). To keep the cost down, we compromised and made our own postcards. We used a picture from our recent trip to Costa Rica where he had proposed and a vintagey Martha Stewart postcard template for the back. I found a local printing company: PS Print that could print the postcards inexpensively since we had created the design. For less than $40 with postage, we sent our save the dates!