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Woohoo! Postcrossing is turning 10 later this month… can you believe it? By internet standards, we’re practically dinosaurs… and we think that’s a good thing. In a time when websites come and go rather quickly, we’re still sticking around, quietly connecting the world, one postcard at a time. Cheers to that!

Remember when we used to make videos with your lovely photos for these milestones? We loved seeing all your smiley faces, but the videos were getting a bit too long as more and more members joined… so we decided to change things a little.

Ten years of smiles!

This time around, we’ve set up a special page with a map, and would like to invite all postcrossers to pin either a picture or a video of yourself celebrating Postcrossing’s 10th birthday. Sing “Happy birthday!” in your own language, hug your postbox, bake a postcard-themed cake, or take a selfie with your wall of postcards… anything’s allowed as long as it is creative, festive and sets the mood for our 10th birthday party. Oh! And it must have something to do with Postcrossing too.

All submissions will show up as markers on the world map, and we hope to have it filled with smiles by the time the anniversary comes around on July 14th. Until then, we encourage you to browse, share and favourite the best ones — there will be prizes for the most favourited photos and videos, of course!

Only one entry is allowed per person, and entries can be submitted until the end of the month — but naturally, the earlier you do it, the more chances you have to collect favourites.

So, let’s go! Put on your most festive shirt, grab your camera and make something that puts a smile on everyone’s face! Let’s show the whole world what a Postcrossing party looks like! We’ll be browsing the entries and cheering you on, with our balloons and party candles in hand! :)

Little Paulo says happy birthday! Little Ana says happy birthday!

The Little Mail Carriers helped us come up with these photos to get the party started! :)

152 comments so far

sumares, Puerto Rico
Little Ana's washi tape game is on point! Great bunting! I hope the little guys aren't dizzy from blowing all of those balloons! I'm looking forward to the next 10 years! Hurray!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Lovely idea! Interaction well represents Postcrossing feelings and experience.
This map is going to be 100% fun!
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HM, Netherlands
Yes! There it is!

Wonderful competition! Thank again.
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Axolotl_, Germany
Wow, 10 years, that's great! Congratulations and much luck for the next 10 years! :)
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sayanmitra, India
Ten years! Wonderful!
I pray this becomes popular with the young generations to come.
Physical exchange of greetings and stuff is becoming rare these days.
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josephvm, India
Happy B'day...!! Hope You Have An Amazing Day Because You Are Amazing!
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Robert-in-Australia, Australia
Happy Birthday Dear Postcrossing, Happy Birthday to you !!
Yeay !!!!
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Poste, United States of America
Happy 10th Birthday...Ten years of shared Happiness!
I am so very pleased to be able to enjoy Postcrossing.
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hanna_cyx, China
Can't image that it has been 10 years!
Thank you Postcrossing, you open the world to me!

T_T
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kamikm, United States of America
Wow!!! I've only been Postcrossing for nearly two years; I've missed out on 8 years!! Happy birthday!!
Quite impressive that stamps have been issued for Postcrossing!!
Again, happy birthday!!
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Linus58, Germany
Happy Birthday Postcrossing!
I hope it will last longer and longer and longer ...
(-:
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Sidolix, Germany
We are POSTCROSSING !
We celebrate ourself and it´s great !
Love our Community, not 100 % but almost...!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of us, HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSTCROSSING !
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b_akkr, Türkiye
Wouw that's the biggest birthday party !!! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSTCROSSING. I am a new member but wish to stay looooong years :))
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Conelmate, Argentina
This is the best idea ever. Postcrossers' smiles make me so happy. Happy birthday! Love you all!
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ned44440, Ireland
I love this idea and I've just uploaded my submission.
I've been a part of this wonderful community for the last five years. I missed the first five years but I'm not going to miss any more.
Through this project I have learned so much about the world and the mostly wonderful people in it. But perhaps most surprisingly of all I have learned so much about my own fabulous country as well.
I hope Postcrossing continues long into the future. Well done to each and everybody.
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Vladisa, Russia
Thank you all and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I'm small part this grand project!
I'm happy with all my friends!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Ten hearts (for each year) for you from me and all Tomsk's postcrossers!
I found so much friends from other countries!
I have more 5000 cards at my home!
Siberian health for all! Live! Love! Laugh!
Svetlana
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hankadl, Czech Republic
I love the idea and want to celebrate by posting my photo too, but how do I do it? I can't find where to upload the photo :(
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nrrdgrrl, United Kingdom
today marks 10 years since paulo and meiadeleite were the first two postcrossers. hurray!
thanks again paulo :)
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NaruMinamino, Peru
I tried to submit my picture but i can't do it... Anyway, happy 10th birthday, Postcrossing! (or in Spanish: ¡feliz cumpleaños número 10, Postcrossing!) We don't have a big culture of sending postcards in Peru but postcrossing has helped it a lot! I'm a postal freak now :) happy birthday again and let it be 10 more years from now!
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foxfires, United Kingdom
Great idea but where do I upload my photo?
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bennyalba, United States of America
Thanks oodles for everything. Including those who participate as well as the founder. Cheers!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
Seems like we still had a few quirks to iron out in the map... things should be working now, so please do try again! We look forward to seeing all your party photos! :)
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edo, Spain
Thank you all and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I'm a small part this grand project!!!!
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Topas, Germany
happy birthday postcrossing,

happy to be in this community,
happy to give and to receive pleasure.
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honeybee, Austria
Happy Birthday, postcrossing! How fast time flies! Thank you Ana & Paulo and thanks to all postcrossers who keep this project running.
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foxfires, United Kingdom
The glitsch seems to be sorted, at least for me. Entry uploaded!
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Geminiscp, Portugal
10 wonderful years, thank you for all the joy! :)
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mapa, Belgium
10 years on the 14th of July, French National Holiday! Happy birthday!!!! Thanks a lot for the first fantastic 10 years and up to the next 10 years!
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huggy41, Australia
Happy birthday may you celebrate a great many more lots of love and god bless
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ladyassam, Netherlands
Happy birthday postcrossing. I've been a member for 4 years, and I love it!!! Hope you go on for Many years to come
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moumoune007, France
HAPPY.......BIRTHDAY POSTCROSSING.
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bodrumlu, Estonia
happy birthday! :)
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H1ldeke, Belgium
I am glad I found you all ! Thank you Postcrossing !
Big hug !
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Blogger, United States of America
Happy Birthday and thank you for the 10 wonderful years :D
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Sisko1, Finland
Many, many Congrats!
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Verunslv, Russia
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing! I wish you wonderful postcards, friendly members and fast postmen. Be happy! =)
And I hope you like my small inconspicuous photo-greetings. =)
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Gogge1, Denmark
Happy Birthday Postcrossing. This is such a great Hobby. I've been joining for more than 8 years. Well almost 7 years - some months. This is really a great way of meeting new friends, learning about the World, etc. All the best for many many many years.
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ipuenktchen, Iran
hello, dear paulo, dear ana!!!!!!!!!!
best congrats for this amazing project to bring smiles into the world!! 10 years... unbelievable!!! and exactlyyyyy about 2 months later I'll have my 10 b-day in the postcrossing-family, too!!!! I'm happy and proud at the same time! whish you all the best for your future!!!! hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY POSTCROSSING!!!!
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Yaroujidai, Japan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I LOVE POSTCROSSING FOREVER!
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PROBOJATI, Indonesia
YOOOO SENDING YOU BIG WARMEST KOMODO & ORANG UTAN HUGS FOR THE 10TH POSTCOSSING BIRTHDAY!!! HUGS FROM INDONESIA!!!

ALL THE POSITIVE ENERGY FOR US!
DINI
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Rozlinda, Malaysia
Happy 10th birthday Postcrossing!
I'm glad to be part of the banner (middle row,2nd from right) ;)
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Danubia, Austria
So many great cards, so much fun !
Thank you and
Happy Birthday ! :)
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Ching6767, China
Happy 10th Birthday! Postcrossing!!
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Benzy84148, India
Thank you, Postcrossing.
Happy Birthday!
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Robin67, Austria
Happy birthday, dear Postcrossing! :-)

You have enriched my life immeasurably. Thank you sooo much!!!
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Galate, Russia
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! This is such a great Hobby. :)) Long Live and celebrate 20 :)
Thank you for wonderful idea!
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Jesterday, Netherlands
Postcrossing is so wonderful, sending positive vibes all over the world, lift spirits, make loneliness a bit more bearable for some, make someone smile, touch a heart and broaden horizons.
Happy 10th birthday and many more! ♥
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gecko1970, Germany
Happy 10.th birthday !! Hope to last for many many years more to come. Just joined this year !! A shame I didn't get to know you earlier!! Happy Postcrossing from Germany !! :-)
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Andrea-Leo, Belgium
Postcrossing is awesome, Happy Birthday, I am glad to be a member.
Greetings,
Andrea
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mysweetlife63, United States of America
I'm so happy to be a part of Postcrossing! Happy Birthday & many thanks for everything!
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DanielD, Uruguay
Happy 10 years Postcrossing from Uruguay.
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I_Jx3, Netherlands
Happy Birthday Postcrossing, you gave a lot of joy to my life.
Madcy
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fungchi, Taiwan
Happy Birthday postcrossing
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rosenbusch, Germany
10 years Postcrossing - I have a lot of fun with this hobby.... Happy Birthday!
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florencen, Australia
thankyou to the geeky boy and his girl and all the people in the postcrossing community.Happy 10th birthday
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
Happy Birthday Postcrossing!
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LiekkasWY, China
Happy Birthday Postcrossing from Xi'an, China.
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PinLee, Taiwan
hAPPy Birthday!!!
10th birthday~~~ >3<
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Winni1503, Germany
-`♥´- Congratulations on your 10th birthday -`♥´-
from Winni1503, Germany
I experience a more than three years a wonderful
time with Postcrossing.
I love postcards from around the world!
I love the wonderful postcards as a thank
you and direct swaps!
I love the very favorites postcards!
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CelticHare, Ireland
congratulations Postcrossing on your 10th year from a new happy Irish member !
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Dangab, Canada
Postcrossing is a big thing in my life ! Thank you for starting it ! Wonderful ! Dangab.
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Delta_Dawn, Switzerland
Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag! Happy Happy Birthday Postcrossing!! Thank you for changing my grey skies to sunny days. I excitedly open my mailbox these days :) I can't wait to be a part of the next 10 years!!
Love Dawn, Zurich Switzerland
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skelaita78, United States of America
Wow 10 years. That is wonderfull!!!
I only heard about this a couple months ago from a coworker and just recently joined. I have sent out 5 Post cards so far and one has arrived. I can not wait to receive a postcard and start sending some more. This is a wonderful idea. I wish i had known about it years ago.
Have a wonderful day.
Have a wonderful summer.
Have a wonderful year.
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PapaPlus, United States of America
great concept, great implementation, Happy Postcrossing! promoting world peace , one postcard at a time!
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VitalinaNNN, Belarus
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday to you Dear Postcrossing!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!!
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ElenaShm, Russia
Благодарю создателей этого сайта. Благодарю каждого искреннего участника этого проекта. Всем доброго дня сегодня и прекрасного завтра. С днем рождения! С маленьким юбилеем!
Каждому и всем вместе я желаю Чудесного будущего и новых приятных сюрпризов.
I thank the creators of this site. I thank each sincere participant in the project. All good day today and a nice tomorrow. Happy Birthday! With a little Anniversary!
To each and all together I wish a wonderful future and new surprises.
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lampy50, United States of America
I have enjoyed being here almost from the beginning...over 9 years! I can not believe it is time to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Postcrossing! Happy Birthday Postcrossing from all of the multitudes of people you have reached and made happy each time they opened their post boxes and found a postcard waiting!
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Gan_Gan, Malaysia
I have made a short animation specially for this event , hope you all will enjoy it and leave me a favourite (If you like it) :)
Thank you Postcrossing for making this party for us!

https://www.postcrossing.com/10years#Gan_Gan
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Cosima98, Germany
Thank you Postcrossing!
Happy Birthday and best wishes to all.
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murongqianhua, China
Happy birthday!Dearest postcrossing!So happy to meet you three years ago!
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Lokyu, China
happy Birthday toPostcrossing.thank you
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jillie45, Netherlands
Life is a surprise with postcrossing! Congratulations!
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shimacan, Japan
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! It's a very special thing to all of us. Coincidentally my son is also 10-y-o on 2nd July!
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Jaiyash, India
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSTCROSSING AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING NEW FRIENDS HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Tranchile, Guernsey
Happy 10th Birthday Postcrossing. Haeuraeux 10th Jour de Naissance from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I have made some fabulous friends thanks to this great site. I wish I had found it sooner. Enjoy many more birthdays.
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takuma, Japan
Happy 10 Birthday to Postcrossing!
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kimba6, New Zealand
Happy 10th Birthday Post crossing. Thank you so much for helping people to connect with othe
rs around the world. Lets bring on the next 10 years. NZ.
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castlem8, United States of America
Happy 10 Years of bringing people together Postcrossing. I wish I had found you early on, during your start up days. I have been Postcrossing for less than one year and have enjoyed the connections, the postcards and the hunt for just the right postcards for the people I get to write. I hope your next 10 years is just a milestone to a long and wonderful project you created.
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Fiwo, Germany
Happy 10 Birthday to Postcrossing !!!! Congratulations !!!
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milktalk, Taiwan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TEN YEARS!

postcrossing bring me a lot of fun :)
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ishoo_cream, Korea (South)
Happy 10th Birthday to Postcrossing From South Korea!!!
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cabbie, Philippines
happy 10th birthday postcrossing! it is like traveling the whole world without really traveling at all! thank you and more years to come.
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JonathanChua, Singapore
Thank you for a wonderful 10 years of connection...........keep going n more 10 years to come..........thank you for bringing the world to our door step...our home.....n more importantly, without having to leave our home.....Best rgds....
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kandan, India
Happy 10th birth day for Postcrossing.But I have joined only last year and wasted 9 years without postcrossing. Best wishes.
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horalchuk, Belarus
Happy 10th Birthday to Postcrossing From BELARUS. З ДНЁМ НАРАДЖЭННЯ ПОСТКРОССIНГ!
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vajtusenok, Belarus
С Днем Рождения Посткросинг! Желаю тебе дальнейшего процветания, побольше активных поклонников,а посткроссерам желаю коасивые открытки и море улыбок этим летом!
Всегда Ваш Виталий Вайтусенок 220050 а/я 316 г.Минск
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artsygirl, Canada
It might be the biggest birthday party ever- so many people from around the world celebrating it. Great time to thank the conceivers of this website to make so many people happy day after day...
Thanks!
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sarinubia, Thailand
Wow!! Thank you for very interesting website.
I'm received cute card from the world because postcrossing

Happy 10th Birthday Postcrossing!!
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newrule, Malaysia
Thanks for bringing this excellent idea to everyone around the world! Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Love you to bits!!!!
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PFPeul, Netherlands
Congratulations! 10 year Postcrossing! A greath and happy idea
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kover, Poland
Many thanks for your work and support, dear postcrossing team, and Happy Birthday to all community members from around the world!!!
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LovelyLesya, Russia
Congratulations! :)
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Ashushu, China
Dear Postcrossing, I am so happy to meet you in my life. That must be a magic meeting, thank you, honey. Happy birthday to you, and wish your birthday will have my company❤
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pangdada, China
Wow !!!!! 10 years.... Bigger child now ! Thank you everyone gives me the happiness and surprise through every card I had reached!

Happy birthday + Happy prostcrossing! ;)))
Cheers!
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FunNatka, Ukraine
Which card has collected the highest number of likes for 10 years? Who were that 10 people who signed up first? Interesting...
Happy Birthday! Yyyyaaahhhoooo!
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
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ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
Happy 10th Birthday,Postcrossing and to all Postcrossers in the world. Thank you for 10 years of happiness and looking forward for more years.
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NIDUSKA, Finland
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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dotsiisu, Ghana
Happy Postcrossing.
My students are gearing up for a birthday song for postcrossing!
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__VeRoNiKa__, Belarus
MY LOVELY POSTCROSSING,
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

PLEASE, SUPPORT ME :)
https://www.postcrossing.com/10years#__VeRoNiKa__

THANKS ;)
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Giusy76, Germany
HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY :-)
Many thanks for your work and support, dear postcrossing Team.
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Monicalovesmail, Netherlands
Happy Birthday!
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ConstantGardener, United States of America
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO POST CROSSING!!!!
:)
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Namibia13, Germany
Happy birthday to all of us!
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momo_the_fluffy_bow, Poland
Wish you many many more years, successfully received cards and million more smiles on postcrosser's faces (^^)!
Keep being awesome!
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mounten, Italy
Happy 10th Birthday to all of you postcrosser!!!!
Many happy returns, I'm so proud of you all!!!!
Postcrossing opend my mind Grazie, Danke, Thanks!!!!
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Bret_Prague, Czech Republic
Congratulations!!!
Very good job.
Bret_Prague :)
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Ejderha, Netherlands
In about 2 hours it'll be official: the 10th anniversary of Postcrossing!
Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd!
Happy Birthday!
It's so wonderful to be part of this amazing community and I hope there will be many years to come.
Congratulations everybody! \(^o^)/
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joanna, Poland
Happy 10th Birthday Postcrossing!!! I'm happy to have been part of such a great community for almost 10 years :D
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elpis, Australia
Happy birthday Postcrossing!
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Purple-bear, Japan
Happy Happy Happy 10th Birthday POSTCROSSING!!!
Thank you sooo much:D
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Todd, Brazil
Todd is a member Brazil. He has been a member for over 7 years.
Muito obrigado Postcrossing
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Kevin50261, Japan
Happy Birthday!
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mewill, Hong Kong
Thank you for everything you've done!
Happy Birthday!
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tais1, Latvia
Thank you for the opportunity to get acquainted with the entire globe!
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KoKosinka, Russia
Happy Birthday! :)
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Ksjuha, Ukraine
Happy Birthday! =) Thank you that you are is!
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okariina, Finland
Onnea!
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Ladydutch, Netherlands
Happy Birthday Postcrossing.com!
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messycc, China
Happy Birthday!(^_^)
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galerinka, United States of America
Happy birthday! Hurray!!!!!!
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LidiaJVR, South Africa
HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!
I am so glad to be a part of Postcrossing. I have lots of joy in receiving postcards from around the world.
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JVRFamily, South Africa
Happy Birthday Postcrossing. Whoop Whoop Hoorah!!!
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Tuure, Finland
Happy Birthday!!!
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stonye, Germany
Happy birthday Postcrossing.
The idea brings smile to the faces all over the world.
up to the next 10 Years
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pennypny, Malaysia
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! THANKS YOU POSTCROSSING ! I LOVE U ALL
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JuliaZueva, Russia
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, POSTCROSSING! I wish all of us all the best in the world! Let's keep going!
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XCF, China
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.THANKS so much for the happy and surprise you bring to me.It's you show me the whole world.Happy birthday.
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w-wonk, Russia
Happy birthday!!!!
Thanks for this 10 years and for the next ;)
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TandemStoker, United States of America
Happy 10th Birthday POSTCROSSING!!!

Thank you Paulo, Ana, Vicki, and your wonderful volunteers for 10 years of smiles and for letting all of the world participate in your celebration!

I am so very happy to be a part of the POSTCROSSING Family!
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ASweden, Sweden
Happy birthday!
I'm so glad I found this (through a friend) and I hope there will be at least 10 more years with postcrossing!
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Sigii, Netherlands
A very very Happy Birthday and many happy returns!
It's a wonderful project and a colorful contrubution to worldpeace through love and understanding and the exchange of postcards!
I hope to participate for at least the next 10 years :-)
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__Alla__, Ukraine
Hurray!
Ура!
Україна вітає Посткросинг з ДНЕМ НАРОДЖЕННЯ))))
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wickedrecovery, United States of America
Happy Birthday!!! Smile =) Happy Postcrossing and may we keep all these smiles traveling for 10 more years to come. =)
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Ruslana, Ukraine
Thank you for the beautiful project!!!!
Postcrossing it’s my favorite hobby!
Thank you all and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
.¸•°▪♥ ♥
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Seraphimchen, Germany
Happy Birthday Postcrossing ♥
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Basia151, Poland
Happy Birthday Postcrossing from Poland :):):)
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Belladona_Darvin, Brazil
Greetings from Brazil,
I wish Happy birthday to Postcrossing...I LOVE IT!!!
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Kristina_Goryacheva, Russia
С Днем Рождения, Дорогой Посткроссинг!!! Спасибо ,что ты есть!:)) Благодаря тебе люди из разных уголков земли могут общаться между собой!!! СПАСИБО!!!
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Raz, Malaysia
Happy Birthday and Congratulations!
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Luca0909, Australia
Happy !0th Paulo..."YOU BLOODY RIPPER"as we say in Australia
Cheers, Luke:)))))
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ulriikka, Finland
Onnea!
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phoebefoil, United States of America
Happy Birthday!!!!
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Quirinalia, Ukraine
Happy Birthday, yeah!
З Днем народження!
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baldwinliny, United States of America
Happy Birthday! It continues to be a lot of fun exchanging postcards and chatting with Postcrossers from all over the world. It's a great way to bring people together!
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reni-pld, Bulgaria
~Happy Birthday Postcrossing!~
This is such a great Hobby. :)
Long Live and celebrate 20 :)
Thank you for wonderful idea!
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RachelI, United States of America
Greetings from Denver,Co.
Happy Birthday!!
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kiransoni, India
happy Birthday Keep It Upxxxx
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Gina_G, Germany
In September this year I will be a postcrosser for 4 years. Soon I will have sent 1000 postcards to people all around the world. It is amazing! Time is passing by so quickly.

Postcrossing is still fun.

Thank you so much for setting up this idea and going on!

Happy 10th Anniversary!
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emilina, Ukraine
Hello! I have started my own blog with postcards and stamps I recieved!I will be very happy if you'd check it ^_^Thank you:)
worldonmypostcards.blogspot.co.uk
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Dasmine, China
happy birthday! thanks for it! it gives me a lot of surprise!
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AlegriaLo, Taiwan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thanks for your design!
It give me a new way to know people in the world!
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