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Last month the Brazilian Postcrossers organized a meetup in São Paulo to know each other and share their postcards. We asked Karina to tell us how it all went. Here’s what she said:

The Postcrossing meetup in São Paulo on February the 8th was quite fun. We have setup everything through the Postcrossing forum and the Postcrossing Orkut community and we were all very anxious for the day to come. I already knew a few of the people from the last year meetup, but most people were new members, all very interested in making friends and talking about postcards, swaps and their stories.

We arrived at Villa Lobos park around 10am and we all met at the entrance. We waited for the group to gather together and then we went to find a place in the shade since it was very hot – it’s summer in Brazil.

(More photos here, here and here)

It was quite funny because we sat in a place close to a group of American football players and at the beginning we were a bit scared with the balls but they soon moved away and we could enjoy each others postcard collections. We sat on the grass and we spent most of the morning commenting on the postcards and telling their stories. Everyone took something for the picnic and everyone shared. I made a cake that didn’t come out that well but nobody complained :).

In the afternoon we had an unexpected rain shower and we had to ran for cover to save the postcards. We stayed there for a while till the rain went away and then we resumed the chitchat and page turning of the postcard albums.

The meetup was lots of fun, I loved meeting all the Postcrossers that participated and I hope we’ll make another meetup soon. It’s great to spend some pleasant hours talking with people who have a common interest.

Participated in this meetup: kazinhabueno, Paula_LC, andreaeiko, vbformig, Fernanda, aleoliva86, felipee, justnunu, falavigna and jp33.

Thank you Karina! We confess, here at the Postcrossing headquarters we are envious of such a great sunny weather! We can’t wait for Spring to arrive.

There are more meetups to come! If you want to meet Postcrossers, exchange stories and postcards, and have an exciting day, here’s a list of the upcoming gatherings you can attend:

13–15th March
Finland, Tampere
20–22th March
Germany, Würzburg
31st May
Portugal, Coimbra
29th August
Finland, Helsinki – International Postcrossing Meetup 2009

Have fun!


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10 comments so far

volvomom, United States of America
That sounds like so much fun! I so wish we could do one in Boston, Massachusetts, USA!!!

Geminiscp, Portugal
Nice pictures! I can't wait for our next meeting... :D

InP, Finland
Could someone be so kind and tell something general about the International Meetup to come? The forum thread is very confusing, and I guess a lot of non-forum-users (like myself ;-) would be interested to know the basic facts - like how and when to sign up for the meeting?

If the plans are yet under construction, and more info will be available (here in the blog perhaps?) later, that's of course fine - but that would be nice to know also! :) Anyway, the meetup sounds very interesting!

jp33, Brazil
Nice day, with funny peoples, i want more.......

titogarcez, Brazil
Cool! 8D

I want to go to the next meeting! :D

kazinhabueno, Brazil
I hope this meetup animates postcrossers around the world to realize meetups too. It's very cool, I guarantee ;)

andreaeiko, Brazil
I agree, Karina ! Our meeting was sooooo great !!!And maybe another one is on it's way..:)

dandilion, Netherlands
meetings are always fun! in the netherlands we have regular meetings, you can read about them here:
postcrossers from outside the Netherlands are also very welcome.

best postcrossing greetings

gatorslilsis, United States of America
How absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story with all of us postcrossers Karina, and for the the others who joined you. I think that would be awesome to do here in the States. I am so happy that you all enjoyed such a beautiful day and shared your stories with one another. Making new friends has been a blessing to me, thanks to postcrossing.

solarts66, United States of America
Great idea! Next meet up for postcrossing 'ought to be in the western part of the U.S.
So far it's only been overseas.
Have fun postcrossing.