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Blog > 5000000 postcards received!

You’ve done it again! :) Five million received postcards in five years, pretty neat, hum?

We know you’re all eager to know the details so here we go…

The five millionth postcard received through Postcrossing traveled from Elefantus in Italy to ployploy in Thailand. Lovely card, isn’t it?

Nobody guessed the right countries (from Italy to Thailand), so we’ll split the surprise between Elefantus and ployploy – congratulations!

PS – We apologize for the sudden drop in the countdown numbers towards the end – we had some unexpected cache issues that caught us by surprise, and didn’t allow us to make the magic screenshot we usually do on these events. Bummer!

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102 comments so far

MartaSzymocha, Poland
yay, nice! :'D
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Murashka, Belarus
Congratulations!=)
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
Congratulations
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HM, Netherlands
Congratulations to Elefantus, ployply, all postcrossers and to Postcrossing!
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Cynthia1322, France
Congrats :)
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amelia555, Ukraine
I'm so proud to be a part of this!
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Synnin, Russia
wow Italy to Thailand!! Always surprising! :D
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jsukhomlinova, Russia
congrats!
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Jetske, Netherlands
Congratulations! :)
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isagv, Germany
Congratulations to Elefantus (my swap pal ;)) and our new member ployply:
Thank you all postcrossers and Postcrossing parents for making this REAL!!!!!
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Nammak, Netherlands
Van harte gefeliciteerd!!!
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virtual_vagabonder, Canada
Congratulations on sending and receiving the five millionth postcard! =D
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kissyberlin, Germany
congrats!!!
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scrutiny, Hong Kong
*cough* photoshop *cough*

Or should that be photoshop ? :P

It's a beautiful card!! Not just because it's the 5millionth but because it really is a unique card. Congrats to the users involved! :)
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EllizaDay, Czech Republic
such lovely! I like it. congratulations! :-)
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scrutiny, Hong Kong
That should read:
*cough* photoshop *cough*

Or should that be < cough > photoshop < slash cough >? :P
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ABA-Donna, Poland
Congratulations to all postcrossers!!:)
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jarezien, France
Bravoooooo !!!!
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mundoo, Australia
Congratulations to the sender and the receiver of the 5 millionth postcard.
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Batu, South Africa
Congratulations!
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Henrieke, Netherlands
Congratulations!
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miss-universe, United States of America
Lovely!
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Kattys, Czech Republic
Congratulations!
The card is great! :-)
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Black_wind, Slovakia
oh,should have think about Italy as i am writing this from Florence now...lol.
Congrats!:)
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Nordia, Germany
Congratulations to Elefantus and ployploy :)
Let's go to 6.000.000 postcards :)))
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geminiscp, Portugal
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GintareB, Finland
Congrats :)
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Luliv, Poland
Congratulations!
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Pa_Brydon, United States of America
6,000,000 by the New Year. Congratulations to the 5,000,000 senders.
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DianaWood, United States of America
Congratulations to PloyPloy and Elefantus (I've swapped with him before). Looking forward to 6 million!
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Mama-Bear, United States of America
Yay! Congratulations!
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Spanishliz, Canada
Congratulations to all involved! I love the card.
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wOwtaku, Portugal
Congratulations!! A trains, of all things.. I also happen to collect train postcards... =D
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phuleshouse, Canada
Congratulations! I have been watching the countdown!
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Johann, France
Congratulations!
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Jane-vH, Netherlands
Congrats!
Next goal: 10 million
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gabis, Germany
Congratulations to Elefantus and PloyPloy :)
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Diadra, United States of America
Congratulations to the winners! (:
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Birki, Malta
This must be the best Hobby in the World - honestly !!
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guu5555555, Germany
It is unbelievable, 5 millions postcards - I remember the 2 millions postcard... Congratulations!
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MichelleW, United States of America
What a great card for 5M!! At the rate we're going, we'll be celebrating 6 in just a couple of weeks! :)
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arewenotman, United States of America
congrats!!
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Marek22, Slovakia
Congratulations! :-D
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christmassnow, Netherlands
Maybe a idea for a new contest; How long takes it for the next million? :))))
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Lori45P, Canada
Congratulations, everyone! And I agree, it is a great card!
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Zmrzlina, United States of America
Like @tascosa, I think it is fantastic that the sent postcard is from someone who has been sending and receiving for eons (in Postcrossing age) to someone who is just beginning. And I am also thrilled that the postcard is **not** one that so many users would consider "real." I get a bit frustrated at the number of Postcrossers who note on their profiles they only want "real" postcards. There is no such thing as "fake" postcards!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
So many guesses, and ended up in creative way, this is the magic of postcrossing!
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chankljp, Hong Kong
Congratulations to both Elefantus and ployploy! Most importantly, everyone on this site for making that possible!
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pumpkin_head, United States of America
congrats! (again) - is there a way to see stats on cards sent from/received by a particular country?
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shui, Taiwan
Congratulations!! Everyone! :D
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Feiticeira, Finland
Oh, congratulations to us all!! I'm so happy for being a part of this... It was so fast in the end:)
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moonlessnite, Canada
Right on! I gues sthe 6 millionth will be around XMAS time.
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puteri, Malaysia
great card. congratulations to both elenfantus and ployploy and also to postcrossing!
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tohoshirokare, Japan
Congratulations to everyone!!
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yiphinwai, Malaysia
surprisily fast, countdown went down like thosaund, each time i on to this site
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mylifeasadog, Thailand
wow... !! so Happy to know the receiver of 5 Million Postcard is THAI. Thank you to sending a lovely card from ITALY.

Congratulations ! ^_^
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redlynx, Russia
Congratulations!
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tootsie, United States of America
Hip-hip, Hurray to the beautiful train card sender & receiver! Postcrossing is a blast!
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zhan, China
oh~~~~Congratulations!!!
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sybones, Singapore
congratulations to all postcrossers for contributing to this wonderful number of postcards sent and received!
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Elben, Netherlands
Congratulations, go for the 6th million...
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Misslondon, France
Congratulations to all the postcrossers!
...And thanks for all the adorable cards!
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Marionete, Lithuania
Well, I think it was impossible to guess correct countries. Italy to Thailand - that was very unpredictable!

Congratulations, PostC! :)
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PATRYCJA_PRZERADA, Poland
nice ;)
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Chacatal, Belgium
Jiepieeeeeeee!!!! Superbe!!!
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mirmi40, Netherlands
congratulations; SUPERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
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Kathi1988, Germany
Really nice card!:)
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Hotaru, Denmark
congrats to all!! ahah nice to know the 5M postcard was sent from Italy :D !!! this is a great hobby really!! wish the best to every postcrosser out there!
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Chantal87, Netherlands
great card and congrats !!
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happyjes, Netherlands
Congrats! Beautiful card!
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Botrytis, Austria
yippie!!! congrats to sender, reciever and the postcrossing project!
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retardarts, Singapore
Congrats!
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13_february, Russia
Congratulations!
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beckybecks, United States of America
Yay! This is so beautiful!
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Emiljytea, Lithuania
Congratulations "Postcrossing" and everyone :)
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Woo-hoo!!
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lovpinka, Malaysia
congratz to the winner who also is the card receiver~
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Stephany, Netherlands
Congratulations for number 5.000.000!!!
It's a beautiful postcard
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dzejna, Czech Republic
This is just fabulous! Congrats everyone!!
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ains, United States of America
yay! =D
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heyjude, United States of America
Congratulations everyone! Great card!
Now goals in the millions tivk off so fast who can do the math to figure how soon we'll be seeing a billion? 1,000,000,000!!!
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heyjude, United States of America
Another thought is - remember these are only official cards - how many more in private swaps? We keep the postal workers of the world busy!!!
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owlie, Russia
I completeley agree with heyjude!
If only you could add an option to register private swaps - this numbers would skyrocket.
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Mueanprae_T, Thailand
Yay!
Congratulation to both of you and everybody ^-^
ยินดีด้วยค่ะ
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xiangwenhu, China
envy....
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stellapolare, Italy
Congratulations to the two lucky postcrossers (I'm sure this is a sign of good luck and joy! ), happy that the card was sent from my country and arrived on the other side of the world... =]
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Frothy_boy, Australia
Well done to Elefantus, ployply & all Postcrossers who've made this 5Mill mark possible.

Cheers as we head to 6 million
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babsmaria, Portugal
Congrats to all of us who made it possible!!! :D
Now gold is: 6 million!

very easy!!! :D

Let´s make posttcrossing continue...
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honeybee, Austria
Congratulations to Italy and Thailand and to all postcrossers.
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mor_lefay, Greece
Congrats!! Let's go for the 6.000.000!!!! :)))
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Kouka, Germany
Congratulation, the right members share, an older member with very hig activity and a baby-postcrosser.
Lovely
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dhyan, India
Congrats to you both and Thank You to the entire postcrossing team. I love POSTCROSSING...
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niebieska, Poland
It's so niiiice !
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b-thai, Thailand
congratulation!!
it's sound very good!!!
Let's make it to 6M.
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izzyw98, United States of America
CONGRADULATIONS! Great job everyone for sending all these postcards, now we need to get to 6million! :)
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xiangyanxiu, China
祝贺,第五百万张明信片成功!
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yuchenglin, Taiwan
哇!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulation~oh!yeah!!!
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Hqeem, Indonesia
Congratulations to everyones, happy postcrossing...

next milestones are at 7.500.000 ?
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sissystck, United States of America
How cool is it that one of the first cards I ever received here was from the sender of this infamous card, Elefantus?!?! I feel strangely connected to this milestone. Congrats! :)
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vuky91, Croatia
Congrats to all postcrossers! ;o) I have to say that I also got postcard from Elefantus, I still remember the mark of Elephant on the back of the card..:o))
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chloe2106, Taiwan
Wow~Congratulation!! ^_^
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forseas, China
Congratulations!!!
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