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Blog > Five years of smiles!

So, we've just spent a few hours putting all of your submitted photos for the birthday contest together in a little video and we have to confess that we are currently feeling a bit teary-eyed... The two-hundred and seventy smiles that we have received from all over the world that have swept us off our feet.

Just look for yourself:

Thank you all, you're the best! Paulo and I are currently wishing we could make a biiiiiig roadtrip around the world to hug each and every one of you! :)

Paulo's little random number generator selected the following winners for this contest: Miza, arlene037, Mayalost, Patflash and Angerona. Congratulations, we'll be in touch to deliver the code for your new pack of 60 MOO postcards!

No luck this time? Don't worry - we have a new contest coming soon!

PS - Do you subscribe MOO's newsletter? They featured Postcrossing on their newest issue, and offered everybody 15% discount on postcards using the coupon 9MW4J4, until August 15th. Now's your chance to make some neat postcards :)

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84 comments so far

yvi-1, United States of America
Awesome video! Congrats to the winners. I love all the bright colors used for mailboxes around the world and my favorite pictures were those of kids. :D
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Mundoo, Australia
I loved this snapshot of our wonderful postcrossing members. All those smiles and postcards. I even saw Paulo and a cat. Congratulations to all the members who entered the competition. You made my day.
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yunxiao333, China
Very inspiring vedio!I even found my mailbox in it and it was shot by another girl!
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rnbastos, Brazil
very cool!!!!!! :)
congrats everyone, and happy birthday to postcrossing :)
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motherbrando, United States of America
awesome video!Great Work.
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scrutiny, Hong Kong
Lovely! I see Paulo sneaked a shot of himself in there, lol! :D
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shui, Taiwan
LOOOOVE the vedio!! It's really nice to see so many beautiful smiles from all over the world, the colorful mailboxes, and the postcards which are going to pass on the senders' smiles to the receivers. :) This vedio truely touches my heart...

Great work!! Everyone!
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FloridaGirl, United States of America
Great Job! It's nice to see so many happy faces. Just think there will be happy faces where the postcards go too. Postcrossing is a wonderful way of uniting the world.
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zasa, Switzerland
Looooooove it!
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TrickySticky, Netherlands
Wow! That's such a great video. Really reminds you that it's all about connecting with people. :)
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Remora_Lupinia, Finland
Haha, there I was! :D Nice video :)
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baypkee, United States of America
wiiiiipiii!!!!! i'm there!!!!!
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Dreamweaverbird, Belgium
Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!! Makes me whipe away a tear, so many wonderful people getting connected.
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MarianneJH, Netherlands
Such a great video..love it! :)
Even saw familiar faces..so nice!
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Tentacion, Russia
very nice and I was here!=))
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Zmrzlina, United States of America
It is a wonderful mailbox and a great response to those who say "no one uses the postal system anymore." Just show them the video and say "Look at those smiles, and multiply by thousands ... and it only keeps growing."
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britgirl, United Kingdom
woo i love it! this project gets better and better :)
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hadassah, Finland
awesome video!!
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NessaSaelind, Croatia
Great video :-) it was so moving. I even managed to recognise some people from the Postcrossing forum and I was so excited :-)
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dollart, Finland
So beatiful :) If i ever feel sad, i will play this video and watch all these smiling people and feel better instantly. Thank you paulo and nice to see so many people smiling with mailboxes. Loved the music also!
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dollart, Finland
How many pictures did you received for this competition? Did they all fit to the video ?
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Rozlinda, Malaysia
I'm in it!!! Love the video so much..very colorful from all across the globe~ =)
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suzred, United States of America
Wow! Postcrossing people are the best. A joyful video. Thank you to everyone.
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MrsTaavi, Germany
The best ad for postcrossing!!!
You look all so happy! :-) :-) :-) I like that!
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Iruniks, Russia
Great video! So nice to see people from my country :)
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Nimi, Netherlands
The world is so small :)
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Ing1987, Netherlands
Loved the video!! It's so inspiring and it's great to see all of those postcrossing members!
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maud560, Netherlands
Loved the video, all the people, all the mailboxes, all the postcards, wauw! This video truly grasps the essence of postcrossing =)
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kissyberlin, Germany
that video makes me smile :D So many different people all over the world and they are all combined in one idea, that's so cool!
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mebertram, United States of America
Great video! Such fun to see the mailboxes from different countries--I'll have to watch the video several times until I figure them all out.
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juliearthur, France
all those smiles are a wonderful keepsake to treasure :-) I'm proud to be part of it, and my husband too ! thanks to the Postcrossing staff for this great video !
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Mama-Bear, United States of America
Oh I cried! It's so emotional and sweet to see so many people from around the world offering friendship - what a small world we live in! I am amazed by the wonderful project everyday.
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venera93, Russia
Great video!!! I was here =) I love Postcrossng!!!!!
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isagv, Germany
I cried to! So touching! Just LOVE the video.
Postcrossing really connects people and I even recognized xtlera and Ipuenktchen. :D
I am proud to be a part of postcrossing!
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dandilion, Netherlands
:-D I feel so proud to me among all the smiling people! I saw some familair faces come by. And look at the kids, they are the new generation Postcrossers!
And yes...I was sobbing too!
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Alina92, Germany
Wow, this is amazing. Being part of such a great friendly community is just an overwhelming feeling!
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isagv, Germany
oh and saw paolo and honeybee and...and....just great!
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Jetske, Netherlands
It's the most special video I've ever seen. And it's nice to see some familiar faces including mine. :D
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Feiticeira, Finland
Oh, what a lovely video! Made me cry a bit... The world feels smaller:) It's great to see how this project makes people smile and connects people from all over the globe.
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nimium, United States of America
I word: beauty
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AlvinLong, United States of America
That was really 7 minutes? Flew by so fast.. just like the years we've been sending out postcards.
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Luxi, Luxembourg
Love it!
And I love to be part of this community ;-)
Big hug to all of you
Diane
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micklpickl, United States of America
Thanks Paulo and Ana for putting together this really cool video slideshow!
I'm there, at 0:37 in front of my home in Texas!
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JulieMary, Canada
Beautiful video!
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solarts66, United States of America
Great work on the video. And I like the music that was added to it. It fit pretty well with the video. What is the name of the music that was played on the video? I like it.
Big hug to all of you too.
Cheers!
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elwingelfje, Netherlands
Love it! Great to see all the smiling faces :)
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Eason_k_cathe, China
So excited to watch such a video!I've even sent it to my friends!Hope to see more smiling faces and I will collect them from my friends!Happy birthday to POSTCROSSING!
ps:I recognized the smile at 00:13 was photoed at the beautiful destination-Wuzhen,China!I just traveled there 2 months ago. Postcards bought from there are tremendous!
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kristichang, Taiwan
nice video~oh I am in the video!!!how amazing:D
haha~
everyone have nice smiling face. soooo nice~
Best wish~
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rosejoy, Australia
Loved watching the video- so interesting to see all the coloured postboxes from all around the world. Loved the smiling faces, especially the children!
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Yay! Great to see so many members!! Thanks for putting together a lovely video :-D

Spotted myself, but the cat posting a card was my favourite!
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Wendela, Netherlands
waw, what a sweet video! Loved to see all those different types of mailboxes
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Esau, China
wo~ great video !
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Rrraven, Costa Rica
Great video! There's something very touching to see the photo of me and my son alongside so many others from all over the world... really special!
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mhsoft, China
Oh, I thought you will use those photos to make a "smile". But nice to see myself and so many other postcrossers in the video! I love postcrossing, happy 5 years!
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schwan272, United States of America
Wonderful video! So uplifting to see all those great smiles and colorful mailboxes around the world! Thank you!
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peridotlake1, United States of America
Great video! Very funn yto see yourself up there and be like, Hey,that's me! (in 4:53.)
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WesleyGuijt4, Netherlands
Just great to watch and see the diferences of mailboxes, happy faces and to see some people I know!
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Marcie08, Austria
Lovely video! :-) Even recognized some mebers and/or mailboxes!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Lovely to see faces, hands and mailboxes behind our postcards
5 years of success reflected on everything
:)
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jolo, Germany
JUST GREAT!! THANK YOU...
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Willemijn, Netherlands
You are so right, this video is a tear jerker!
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Mama_Bear, United States of America
Really cool idea - I loved it!!
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zaboul, France
C'EST MAGNIFIQUE !! ce soleil , ces visages..... Un superbe message de paix et d'amour..... j'ai été très très émue - M.E.R.C.I !!!
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zaboul, France
IS WONDERFUL! the sun, the faces ..... A beautiful message of peace and love ..... I was very very bewildered - THANKS!
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andre46397, Germany
Cool video !!!! Thanks ...
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Miercoles, Spain
Superrrrr !!!!!
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jsmvlagsma, Netherlands
The video is very nice, it makes you realise that postcards are connecting people who don't have anything in common at first sight. I love it. And everyone looks beautiful in the pictures! Thank you!
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iloveletters, Germany
I love all the photos! It is amazing to see all these people smiling and to know they are all connected by one commmon idea!
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lieselgrobler, South Africa
Wow, so amazing! What a wonderful idea to combine all the photos to make a video. I can see myself coming back to watch this over & over again. Thanks Paulo & Ana!
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Harlemin, Netherlands
It's just beautiful. Really. Yes.
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Stephany, Netherlands
Great video, I saw even photo's I made.
This video brought a smile on my face.
Thanks for starting postcrossing, even more smiles!!
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kazinhabueno, Brazil
wonderful smiles!!!! cool!!!!
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Delenna, Finland
Ohcrapohcrapohcrap I totally forgot to send a photo, damn! Here's a virtual smile from me an dmy mailbox :)

I love the video :)
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ZenaNaBrodu, Bosnia and Herzegovina
omg, I'm late. Just took a photo of me and my baby, and realised I'm lateeeeeeee. :(
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tingchuancheng, Taiwan
I cry and smile and cry and smile...
I see myself, and I see you...!!! ^___^
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ElleJohnstonUK, United Kingdom
this is so amazing :)!
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duhbm, Brazil
Wow, Genial :)

Really guys, amazing video!
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civrob, United States of America
"You make me smile"! Thanks for the great video and to all who participated!!!
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rosering, China
who can tell me the nome of this song??? thank you very much
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cerisette79, Luxembourg
Beautiful video! Me too I cried a bit, it's so emotional! I'm so proud and happy to be part of this wonderful project that is postcrossing! So many smiles around the world thanks to Postcrossing! :-D
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Hetjuffie, Netherlands
Wonderful this video. I'm lucky because the first photo shown in the video is mine!! Wauw...it really makes me smile :-))
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Nata_Le, Ukraine
Wow! It was amazing! I'm very glad to be the part of our huge Postcrossing family! and I love those happy smiling faces))) Keep smiling and happy postcrossing for everyone!!!!
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honeybee, Austria
I just came back from my vacation and saw the video. It was so nice to see all the smiling faces and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community.
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Kkkanska, Russia
really GREAT video ^_^
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