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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 :)

73 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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Uilos, 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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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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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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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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alcott1, 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, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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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alvloong, 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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elwingelfje, Netherlands

Love it! Great to see all the smiling faces :)

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Eason_k_cathe, Portugal

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, United States of America

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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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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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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Lisanne1989, 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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elleducky, 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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cerisette79, France

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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