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Eight years ago, Paulo launched Postcrossing to fix the problem of his empty mailbox. He recruited his friends, which told their friends, and they told their friends… and what do you know – it seems like lots of other people had the same eagerness to fill their mailboxes with postcards from around the world! :)

Today, on Postcrossing’s birthday’s, we would like to thank each and every single postcrosser out there, for your enthusiasm and continued support throughout these 8 years! This postcard revolution wouldn’t be possible without you.

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Marichie, atb and UnaHora in Spain also sent us this fantastic video and Agger and auszra1 in Lithuania wrote a Postcrossing song!

We couldn’t pick a single best entry… or even three… so a lot of people are going to receive a little something from Postcrossing’s HQ! Turtles, heymma, Frogglin, kelpie, nomadic_gypsy, kugusch & linabella and Marichie, atb & UnaHora – keep an eye on your mailboxes!

Happy Postcrossing! Have a piece of your favourite cake today! :)

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156 comments so far

ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
Happy Birthday,Postcrossing!!!!! Keep being Awesome!!!!!!
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aditicm, India
Wow!! This is great way to celebrate. Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing! :) Congrats to all who won and who contributed.Cheers!
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edithb, Netherlands
Congratulations! This project is awesome, I love it!
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aying, United Arab Emirates
Wow! Happy 8th birthday Postcrossing! More postcards to share! :)
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jarrma, Portugal
Happy 8th Bhirthday Postcrossing to all of US! :)
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pal_hunter, Philippines
Happy Birthday
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AB-tje, Netherlands
Happy 8th Birthday. Postcrossing makes me very happy!
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heidrunhlin, Iceland
Happy Birthday!
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poppycocteau, France
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Thank you for all the joy, kindness, smileness and awesomeness that are shared around the world thanks to this brilliant website! :)
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NickChew, Taiwan
Happy Birthday Postcrossing ❤❤
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Totori, Russia
Happy Birthday!!! :) I love Postcrossing!
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rosieam, Australia
Happy birthday, Postcrossing! You've given me such joy over the past 1.5 years. Thank You :)
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ankehelene, Germany
Great to watch to show!!
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muto, Korea (South)
Congratulations!! Happy Postcrossing:)!
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rosenbusch, Germany
The ideas are very creative. I like to see the results....
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Wanlin-Tay, Taiwan
Happy birthday to postcrossing!!!!!:-)
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martha66, Netherlands
8 years and still growing strong.
Happy Birthday and hope to be part of it for years to come.
Love the creativeness of fellow postcrossers to celebrate.
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minnasusanne, Finland
Happy Birthday!
This is the Best revolution ever!
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ned44440, Ireland
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing and what lovely tributes were submitted. Don't know how you could sepatate the entries. They are all so wonderful and creative.
Here's to many more happy Postcrossing years to us all.
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Plutolee, China
Happy birthday! this is a wonderful project and make a big change in the postcard world! Cheers!
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TheBusyLibrarian, Netherlands
Congratulations and thanks for making postcrossing so wonderful. We love the connections that are being made between postcrossers. Have a wonderful Birthday!
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ingridkatharina, Germany
Happy birthday from sunny Germany!
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Caleope, Belarus
Happy birthday my beloved project!
^_^
Thank you!!
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UnaHora, Germany
Thank you for choosing our video!
We had a lot of fun to make it!
And thank you for all the other inspiring ideas....

All the best for many more years with POSTCROSSING!
C U soon
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bibik_artem, Ukraine
Happy Birthday, Thank you for such a project, which was inspired and began to make life brighter
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Delilac, Ukraine
So many creative works from Ukraine! Cool!
Happy 8th Birthday!
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avanesdonk, Netherlands
Happy birthday!
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engel69, Netherlands
Congratulations with your Birthday and have fun!
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mukundc, India
Happy b'day and many happy returns to all millions of postcrossers. It's a fantastic project/ idea and has brought back many things -- letter writing, postcards, picture postcards, networking across geographical borders, philately, all sorts of collections, story telling, etc. etc. Long live such creative endeavours...
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pefawm, Norway
Happy birthday. Hope we have many years to come.
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Veronique1979, Netherlands
Happy birthday to everyone on this fantastic project!!
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Lakis, Russia
Happy birthday!
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graugans, Germany
Happy Birthday! And thanks for posting all those amazing creations!
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linkalexin, Portugal
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! ;)
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arieslinzhiyu, China
Happy birthday!!!I love postcrossing!!!
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ekster_rivero, Japan
Happy birthday from Japan! And thank you for sharing so great works!
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honeybee, Austria
Happy Birthday postcrossing - the most peaceful project in the world!
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freshwater, United States of America
Such creativity and clever designs! Well done to all who contributed to this celebration!

Any chance that we could get postcards (or stickers) made of some designs? Perhaps from the postcrossing store? Maybe the designers would be willing to forego any copyright to support their beloved hobby? I especially like "Keep Calm and Keep Postcrossing" and any design spelled out with cards/stamps.
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Elizabete, Latvia
Happy B-day postcrosing !! I love You !!
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Goyesca, Germany
HappyHappyHappy Birthday, Postcrossing! So wonderful contributions to the contest! This is awesome!
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aberline, Australia
Woo hoo! Happy birthday Paulo, Ana and all the people behind the scenes!
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indianfriendszone, India
Once Again...
Many Many Happy Returns of the Day....
Thanks Paulo for everything :)
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inPhobos, Germany
Happy Birthday!
And a "well done" to all the contributors!
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Petra68, Germany
Happy Birthday for the next 8 Years.. juhuu...
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Tan_ja, Finland
Happy birthday! I also sent a photo for the 8th birthday but my photo wasn't in the picassa album..
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Bruellspecht, Germany
Even me happy birthday and keep this project alive for a while yet still need to have lots of cards :-)
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olechkafrank, Germany
C днем рождения! Спасибо за все! жаль что открытки в Россию плохо доходят!
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mskamat1857, India
जन्मदिन की शुभेच्छाएँ
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kyrain, United States of America
Happy Bday! :) Love this site and i very much enjoy receiving postcard from somewhere around the world
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Jetske, Netherlands
Happy Birthday! And congratulations to the winners! :)
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Vagabond_Trader, United States of America
YAY! I love all the entries they are so creative and amazing! I am so happy to be recognized for my work :) THANK YOU! this is my first time winning ap prize from you guys
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Luciano, Brazil
Feliz Aniversário Postcrossing! I love you:)
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cozygirl, United States of America
Happy birthday! Many more years to you! :)
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sapic12, Portugal
Feliz Aniversário Postcrossing!
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doj34, Netherlands
gefeliciteerd met jullie 8ste jaar!
congratulation with your 8th year!

doj34
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Blogger, United States of America
there were some very cleaver entries! Congratulations to Post Crossing and the winners :D
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Gogge1, Denmark
And what a great idea it was to start this project. It's so great that there are so many people joining. And a great way to "meet" new people on. Thank you Paulo, and the Postcrossing team, for this and for always great help finding missing ID´s etc. You do a great job. And congratulation to all .
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SiHeChar, Germany
I'm a new postcrosser (since febuary 13) It's my first postcrossing anniversary. Thank you, Paulo, for this great idea!! I'm so pleased every time I find a postcard in my mailbox! It's interesting, what people tell me about their lifes and I've so many impressions about other countries and other lifes - I simply love it! Thanks for enrichening my life, Paulo!
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Robisa, Italy
Happy birthday from Italy too! :)
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isagv, Germany
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Love to be part of it! Hugs!!!
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hmthompson, United States of America
Brilliant concept. Well managed. Civilized and peaceful. With those impeccable assets Postcrossing should continue indefinitely. Bravo !
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Stephany, Netherlands
Happy birthday. Eight years already. Paulo thank you that you started this great community.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Happy B-day! Fun taking part on the project. Nice to see all entries. Congrats to all, organizers, participants and postcrossers!
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sue1963, United Kingdom
Belated Happy Birthday. I am still new to Postcrossing, and am really loving it.
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carolinechia, Malaysia
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! i wanna grow old with you.... :)
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ennamoj, Philippines
Eight beautiful years :)
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paintedelfie, United Kingdom
Penblwydd Hapus Postcrossing! ~ Thank you sooooo much for helping me meet some very interesting people & some amazing friends (who I know will be friends for life) ... oh and not forgetting the BEST postcards (and stamps) ... my mail box would be sad without your FAB site :-)
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bunnyq, China
Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing! 8周年快乐^_^
♥♥♥♥♥♪
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shui, Taiwan
Happy Birthday!!!!! Postcrossing!!!!! I have a lot of fun seeing those creative works from postcrossers! It's a pity I didn't make it.
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janbonivic, Philippines
Maligayang Kaarawan, POSTCROSSING! Thank you so much to the founder, Paulo! And to everyone who made me happy thru the postcards (sometimes with little stuffs) and stories they shared... Lots of friendships blossomed over these years because of this one GREAT project!
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JessicaJ, China
It is a good idea to make a short movie of postcrossing !
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SandyB, South Africa
Once again Happy 8th birthday to my beloved postcrossing and a big Thank you to Paulo and the team
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birdnest, Finland
Congratulations! Thank you for joining so many people around the world and helping us all share a little happiness!
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claredetaiwan, Taiwan
Happy birthday,postcrossing! I gotta fix more of my problems to come up with something amazing!
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mikitenko, Ukraine
Happy Birthday!
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HM, Netherlands
~~~Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing~~~

What a wonderful birthdaywishes are sent in and shown in the slideshow!

I loved a lot of them, especial the written text on the Australian beach!

~~~Today is another day wish a good reason for a big slice of cake~~~
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HM, Netherlands
wish = with
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Lada-Liubov, Russia
Happy Birthday! :D
Greetings from the North :) You are wonderful, guys :)
Hugs! ;D
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PaoloFaulkner, Italy
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear postcrossing!!!!!!! Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
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kugusch, Germany
NOW I get to say it: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

What an awesome surprise to see that we are among the winners......you guys had quite a task picking us, there sure were a lot of creative entries! Loved looking at them all!
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Winni1503, Germany
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 8. Geburtstag ... ich liebe Postcrossing ... ich liebe Postkarten aus der ganzen Welt ... großen Dank!
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Polar_night, Russia
С днем рождения! Ураааааа!
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Yamavi, Russia
С Днем рождения, Посткроссинг! :) УРА!!!
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing! :) Hurray!
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mapa, Belgium
Happy birthday! Many years more!!!!
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Corax, Germany
@-}--
Happy Birthday Postcrossing
@-}--
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dhyan, India
Happy Birthday ....8 years of spreading Joy, Happiness and Friendships.... Way to Go... I LOVE Postcrossing...
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rascael, Finland
Lovely entries!Happy birthday,Postcrossing!Cheers to all of us:)
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OS_XL, China
happy birthday to you...my POSTCROSSING..生日快乐!长生不死
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Bepo, China
Happy Birthday,Postcrossing!!!!
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PerovaT, Russia
Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing!
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pucky, Netherlands
Great things are made for this beautiful day! Congratulations to all of you, I had a marvellous time watching all that creativity!
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Ssabalongo, Uganda
Love you Postcrossing !
My anniversary with Postcrossing - 13 july
You born - 14th july
I born - 17th July
wow ! Some July Connections !!!
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Happy Birthday! And here's to many more :-)
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Janet, Germany
Happy Birthday.
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Alla1958, Russia
Happy Birthday,Postcrossing!!!
Through you we become closer to each other and kinder.
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jjkeim, United States of America
Happy Birthday Postcrossing!!! It is a wonderful way to travel the world and discover new friends, artists, and beautiful cities and towns. Thank you!!!
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Draumar, Iceland
Happy Birthday :D
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kubi121, China
Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing!
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mic_chan, China
Happy birthday!Happy....:)
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Restu_Amalia, Indonesia
Happy Birthday!! Salam from Indonesia ;)
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
Happy Birthday!!! :)
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Soojin, Korea (South)
Happy birthday!!
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wwwera, Israel
I especially liked both Brazilian performances, and that Ukrainian one with colorful beads :)
Happy Birthday!
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dst121gr, Greece
Happy birthday Postcrossing, Χρόνια Πολλά!!!
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jishu, China
Happy birthday!
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Silpa, Finland
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Hyvää Syntymäpäivää Postcrossing!
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Miki, Sweden
Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing and congratulations for the wonderful, peaceful and very avesome project. I love it too! :)
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maroussia, China
Happy birthday, postcrossing, bon anniversaire! You have brought me so much joy and happiness over the years, helped me "meet" great persons and discover unexpected postcards! Thank you from all my heart!
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CattyC, Ukraine
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Greetings from Ukraine :) Thanks to the organizers for this wonderful project! З Днем Народження, Посткроссинг! Вітання з України :) Дякую організаторам за цей чудовий проект!
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leggiero, Finland
Happy birthday to you postcrossing. Terveisiä Suomesta = Finland
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ideal_infinity, Lithuania
Happy B-day postcrossing!
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Fedow, Italy
Happy birthday, it's so nice being here =) Thanks Paulo, thanks everyone for making this such a beautiful place!
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ZenCat, United States of America
Happy Birthday Postcrossing!
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mosaic, United States of America
Thanks so much, and Happy Birthday!
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eleganz, Germany
Happy Birthday!
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H520584, Taiwan
Thanks you a lot and Happy Birthday !! :D
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Peregrino, Russia
Happy birthday!
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brungildatl, Russia
Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the smiles on my face when I get a card! С Днём Рождения и всего вам наилучшего! Спасибо!
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Byurakn, Denmark
Happy Birthday postcrossing! :)
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loops, Belgium
I'm a bit sad we don't have extra cards for your birthday :-( (as last year)...
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philacoin, India
HAPPY BIRTH DAY ---POSTCROSSING --HAIF OF SWEET SIXTEEN YEARS ,
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meisje47, Netherlands
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU POSTCROSSING!!!!!!!!
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nunoftferreira, Portugal
happy birthday postcrossing :)
a great idea and a great way to know manny places and cultures
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uuu0628uuu, Taiwan
Happy birthday!!
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toastswithjam, Czech Republic
Happy birthday and keep being the greatest thing in the world! :)
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snarriet, Finland
A little late, but still... Happy birthday, postcrossing!!!
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Juonsi, Latvia
Happy birthday Postcrossing! You have made my daily walks to mailbox more exciting and more fun!
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jd, United States of America
Happy 8th birthday, Postcrossing!! Now we're both 8 years old!!!
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snailmailer2, United States of America
Congratulations Postcrossing!! Here's to many, many more birthdays!! You make the world a brighter place!!!
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-Candice-, United States of America
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing! Thank you, Paulo, for giving us the opportunity to have fun and share both postcards and good will. The contest submissions are wonderful!
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Frogglin, Australia
Aww, I'm flattered! I'm so glad you enjoyed Mr Postcrossing Bear :D (He lives on my desk now, guarding the outgoing mail). Happy Birthday Postcrossing, here's to many more! xx
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siuzen94, United States of America
Happy birthday Postcrossing... And thanks a lot!!
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Keyao, Korea (South)
Postcrossing,Happy 8th.birthday!
I started play postcrossing is a half year ago.And now.I met lots of lovely people and things on it.
Thanks.Happy birthday!
祝PC八周年生日快乐!!!![蛋糕][蛋糕]
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melianthemaya, Germany
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing! You're awesome. :)
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ROSENSCHOLZ, Germany
Happy Birthday, dear Postcrossing!! ;)
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Pyrietje, Belgium
Happy b'day postcrossing !!
Keep on postcrossing ...
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a5505h, Taiwan
Happy birthday to possessing!
Here is a wonderful web.
I LOVE HERE SO MUCH!
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Heike62, Germany
HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY, POSTCROSSING!!!
Such a wonderful worldwide project!
Thank you Paulo!
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Kanthi, India
Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!
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saltybabesews, United States of America
I just joined in June, and I'm already hooked! Thanks for creating such a fun project. Nothing beats coming home after a rough day and finding postcards from all over in my mailbox!
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QueenReg, United States of America
Such a great idea. I enjoy it so much and my family also waits for the cards. We learn so much from each other. This is more than great!
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dindahiin, Indonesia
aaaakkkkkkkk :D
Happy b'day ^_^
greetings from Indonesia :D
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Kisabel, Australia
I'm Kisabel and I'm and addict!! I'm addicted to Postcrossing. This addiction is not a health problem but promotes feel good sensation the only thing that may get hurt is the post box from too many postcards in one mailing and the hip pocket, sometimes I get a bit behind in my posting and need to buy postcards in bulk with airmail stamps. So Happy 8th Birthday Postcrossing and please don't make me give up my habit. So keep on mailing postcards everyone. Thank you Paulo
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mor_lefay, Greece
awesome creations!!! Happy Birthday!!!!
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pfarrapa, Portugal
Parabéns pelos 8 anos Paulo. Obrigado. Congrats on the 8th anniversary Paulo. Jouyeux 8 eme anniversaire Paulo. Merci, Thank you, Gracias e Obrigado
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Vespa-Liebling, Germany
Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks to the Postcrossing Team! You are great!!

Greetings from Swabia (Schwabenland) in Germany!
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thulasi, India
The world is shrunken with the help of advancements in telecommunication systems. But there is no substitute for Physical mail and here comes our hero who is still holding & rejuvenating the postal way of communication worldwide and he is none other than our "Post crossing".

I salute Postcrossing!!!

Wish you many more happy returns of the day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:))
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Starwood, Australia
Happy birthday and thank you for this wonderful initiative. So many super postcards and communication from all over our beautiful world.
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gaby79, Portugal
PARABÉNS!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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JanBee, Netherlands
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POSTCROSSING! (And all postcrossers, happy birthday to you!)
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Dame_Rime, Finland
Happy Birthday to Postcrossing and lot of thanks for the administrators. This is an exhilarating hobby!
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Vitor_Luiz, Brazil
Happy birhtday.....
and thanks for all to make this Project sooooo wonderful...
it is really fantastic how people can be together...
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baldwinliny, United States of America
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing Team! You all do a wonderful job keeping us in Postcards!
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nugget, United States of America
Simply amazing! Happy Birthday, Postcrossing!
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dollart, Finland
how creative people postcrossers are. i loved the video and art work. So glad to be part of postcrossing.
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rosejoy, Australia
What amazingly talented postcrossers! Very enjoyable seeing everyone's artwork!
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