So, how does one go about taking closeup photos with a point-and-shoot digital camera? Here's how I do it. If you already know this, or don't care to know this, or are a Mac user (I don't have anything for Mac users. Sorry), just enjoy the pretty postcards.
First I put the object to be photographed (the postcard in this case) at my feet. I'm standing, trying to keep my shadow off of the card. You could sit and take the picture, but if you are using a flash, you might get a hot spot across your object. Taking the picture outside, where I took my photos, eliminates that problem. I then use the zoom feature on my camera to get closer to the object, trying to keep the card as straight as I can in the viewfinder.