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Is this year going by especially fast? I feel like I blinked and next thing I know it’s already April… whoa! The worst of winter is (hopefully) behind us in the Northern hemisphere and days keep stretching ahead, promising and enticing.

It’s a good thing we shook off our winter slumber now, because April is Write_On month! If you’ve never heard about it, here’s a little video to bring you up to speed:

Doesn’t that sound nice? The Indiegogo campaign they put together earlier this year went really well, and they used the funds to make and send thousands of writing kits (with stationery, pens and a zine) to everyone who signed up for them. Slowly, Write_On has shifted from a personal challenge to a cultural movement that is picking momentum, challenging people to develop better letter-writing habits. We’re all for more reasons to send mail and make people happy, so naturally, this sounds like a wonderful idea!

And because the people behind Write_On want everyone to write more, they offering to equip one lucky postcrosser with a mighty impressive set of stationery supplies, sure to delight the recipients of your correspondence! Have a look at the swag:

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There’s postcards from Egg Press, pens from Sakura of America, boxed card sets from Chronicle Books, an assortment of cards from the Write_On sponsors, and a pin as well! 😀

To participate, leave a comment below sharing a reason for writing someone a postcard or letter. It could be something like “Thanking someone for being a great role model” or “Sending someone a list of places you’d like to go with them someday”… anything goes, as long as it’s a good excuse to write!

Good luck everyone, and remember to check back on this post around this time next week, to know whether your name was picked by Paulo’s random number generator. Thank you to the Write_On organisers, for putting together such a neat spread for this giveaway!

And the winner of this bounty, as chosen by Paulo’s random number generator is… paleon! Congratulations, and thanks everyone for your enthusiastic participation! :)

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606 comments so far

alea_hound, Germany
contacting someone with a whole new view of the world
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Newdawn, Switzerland
Just to share love!
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MissMeaganCo, United States of America
Giving someone that joyous feeling of receiving mail, a feeling that I know so well! (Thanks for the giveaway!)
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hamsterking, Korea (South)
To make someone happy with nice and surprising postcards, and also it makes me happy too! :D To send a postcard is to send happiness!
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Bubbles2015, Germany
Letting someone know that you think of him or her :)
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frankjoe, United Kingdom
To make someone feel special !
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andshesfearless, United States of America
to help them learn my language, while I learn theirs!
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mselysse, United States of America
For the joy of receiving mail that isn't bills, and for the personal connection you can share through writing.
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taskmaster, United States of America
Everyone's mailbox deserves happy mail!
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cariboocarol, Canada
My feelings are better expressed by writing on paper and I feel that connects to my receiver too...thanks for the chance to win!! Love paper!!!
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GoCindy, United States of America
To share my beautiful stationery.
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Snaps2u, Canada
I feel a connection with each person I receive a card from. Its like getting a happy smile and hug each and every time I open my post box. How do I become active in this so I can experience this even further. thanks Wendy
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Copperflower, Finland
To make someone smile. :-)
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loops, Belgium
To send lots of shining love to someone who has to stay at the hospital
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baskabenes, Slovakia
To tell everything I love about them :)
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Stargrace, Canada
To let them know you're thinking about them! :)
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CSUT, United States of America
To share an adventure you're on with a friend!
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nomisho, Germany
To send thank you notes!
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martha66, Netherlands
cards are lightbulbs crossing the world for people to enjoy.
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hobbymail, United States of America
I always write my grand daughter letters and postcards because I love her and she lives far away.
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gothamcity, United Kingdom
To remind someone of the preciousness of pen & paper
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curlyllc, United States of America
To give someone an unexpected bit of happiness!
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philmo, United States of America
To tell somebody how much they mean to me.
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ivy020, Canada
To share a piece of your world with a complete stranger.
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EvaOlympia, Germany
To make someone happy with a surprising postcard and make her/ his day
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ElizabethBevins, United States of America
I love keeping up with friends on a more personal and intimate level! 😀
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Hawwa, Spain
Do you really need a reason to write someone a postcard? ;-)
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Gwee, Germany
To share informations about culture and history with each other and therefor learn more about the world.
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nenya1985, Germany
To share your holiday memories with someone. :)
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heleen68, Netherlands
Just to say HI
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Jane214, Czech Republic
To make someone's day better. There is nothing more special than the feeling of expectation and surprise while opening the mailbox!
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brookecooks, United States of America
I write to stay connected. To tell my Mom how much she cares for me is so appreciated. To tell my friends I miss their company even though we live nearby. To meet someone new and find a new friendship.
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apeno, Germany
To put a smile on someones face
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Gittie, Germany
Because letters are precious memories which last forever.
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NIDUSKA, Finland
SUMMER GREETINGS TO FRIENDS
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KPost, United States of America
Keeping in touch with an older relative who doesn't have a computer.
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carlanguis1, United States of America
to exercise my right to make other people happy!!
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jthrow, United States of America
I like to write notes to let people know I'm thinking of them.
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MeLeFi, Germany
to let someone know you had thoght at him
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lunaraven13, United States of America
Connection 💖
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killewips, Germany
To keep my mom posted what I experience on a holiday trip. She's not able to travel far any more so I frequently write to her when I travel, about every 2nd day. So she gets the feeling to be on the journey with me.
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smileforever, Turkey
to make someone smile^^
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jinasensei, United States of America
I write to let the person know I remember then and miss them.
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tornadogrrl, United States of America
To be a connection to the outside world for people in prison.
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valeri20, United States of America
A postcard is a little item that provides a huge gift for the recipient. In this time and age of texts, snapchats, etc., it really is that thing that brightens someone's day from someone who took the time and love to actually write a message to surprise that other person.
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ZSinTO, Canada
I love Joan Didion's quote on writing: "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear". It works1 I start writing before I know what I want to write about, and soon enough, it comes out. #write_on
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Erin_Petti, United States of America
The best reason to write is for no other reason than to scatter pieces of yourself into others' hands. Who knows what will become of it then?
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FraeuleinLuna, Germany
I want to bring a smile to someones face. :-)
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Esther1981, Netherlands
Let people see and enjoy the places where I've been
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teesa, Portugal
Make me happy and hope make someone do the same !
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Charissa1404, Netherlands
I always write letters to a very dear friend of mine. On boring white paper. This will definitely spice up my letters!
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klff, United Kingdom
I find that writing a letter is like baring a little piece of your soul. Sometimes, that's what it takes to know yourself.
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AnneMac, Ireland
I always enjoy receiving the wonderful stamps from around the world & learning something new.
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marcypgray, United States of America
To give them a little piece of you to hold tight! My best friend moved several states away and even though we talk/email/skype it's still nice to see her handwriting and know she spent time to write it. I try to write her every week!
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sunny25, India
To find someone with a common interest...
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pilgern, Germany
to remember and discover who you are
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Axolotl_, Germany
Letting someone know that you think of them and that they have someone who's there for them.
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mesherri, United States of America
Getting back into regular mail has been amazing for myself and my friends -- looking forward to getting home to the mailbox each day like I did when I was a kid makes it all worthwhile!
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emma619, United States of America
To remind someone that you're thinking of them and there for them! :)
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moonflyinganny, Germany
To make someone happy
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bowsrain, Netherlands
To get to know people form all over the world, and make their mailbox and them happy.
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zomertje, Netherlands
Writing to my grandchild that is being born this Mai in another country. It will be my first.Maybe she/he will write me something back in the future.
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Empress27, United Kingdom
I send mail because I love writing and receiving letters. I love the excitement of receiving a piece of personal mail and I want others to experience it too. :)
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shanxren, United States of America
Wanted to pass a local recipe (Frogmore Stew) to someone far away who might not have even heard of it.
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EstonianGirl, Estonia
I write to communicate with my penfriends :)
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Agnirena, Lithuania
to share your random thoughts with your friends and make them feel important to you :) as for cards - to put a smile on someone's face :))
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manu201160, India
To send a postcard is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your "heart"
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MrsY0rk, United States of America
To brush away the blues and to show someone that they are special!
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karakoncolos, Turkey
to tell people they are not alone, neither in joy nor in pain.
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Tzari, United States of America
To send a {hug} across space and time.
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mailbroad, United States of America
...to let them know your are thinking about them!
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macgillavry, Netherlands
To communicate with my friends far away,telling them about my adventures,stories,wish them good luck,get well,happy birthday and so on But there is a other reason.To keep the postman and woman at work.I am a postwoman and if I compare with 21 years ago,lots of letters and communication is going by mail now,then 21 years ago.Lot's of mailman and woman lost their jobs and here is no mail delivery at mondays and if we're not keep writing over 20 years the postwoman or man only exist in history books. :)
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walterfilho, Brazil
to show appreciation towards the other!
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curious_beaver, Estonia
Sharing the news from Music and Book World. Sharing good emotions about something happening in my life.
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Nvdmerwe, South Africa
To put a smile on someone's face :)
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MissiveMaven, United States of America
I just love the sense of unique, individual connection that ink on paper brings. Thanks for this excellent giveaway offer!
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writinglady, Germany
to show my friends that I care even though I am far away
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fziza, Hungary
to surprise and make someone's day :)
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lala1la, Italy
Reasons why I love him: so I'll have to write everyday for the rest of my life
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woso, United States of America
Share a good quote! Lord Byron said, "Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company."
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Lindesimpino, Russia
So you can cross not merely geographical but cultural borders and broaden not only yours but someone else's world too
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jaimmieson, Canada
To get a piece of someone else's culture, put a smile on someone's face from the words I wrote.
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Pichlerisa, Austria
to share the joy of writing with people around the world :-)
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Pulmu, Finland
to cheer someone up
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LyndaC, Canada
To do a yearly update on all the things that have happened in the last year.
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inki1963, Germany
Because it is so much nice to get a letter or postcard and much more special.
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marivan, Belgium
because I don't know one person who isn't happy with personal mail
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Eneley, Belgium
To let a person know you appreciate them! I love putting compliments in my letters :)
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mstilson, United States of America
To let a stranger know that they are in your thoughts:)
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Peskipixi, United States of America
To say "I love you", to apologize, and to say "Thank you".
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weekendgothgirl, United Kingdom
For cheering someone up and showing that you care about them.
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irqvalve, Russia
It's great way to give more happiness through great distances. If it will make at least one day per person in the world a little more beautiful, then I'm in!
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OnTheMoon, Italy
It's such a simple gesture but the effect is so great: it can really warm up a day and put a huge smile on someone's face, isn't this lovely? :)
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Kereru, New Zealand
Giving someone a wonderful reason to look in the letterbox. Might be the only contact to stop a person feeling lonely.
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AlyBlu, United States of America
Because our world moves fast and a handwritten letter lets your slow down
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irishcat, Switzerland
To write to a person you haven't seen in a long time and tell them you are still thinking of them!
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tooschler, United Kingdom
When I travel I like to write a postcard to my friends and family who are all over the world, to give them a taste of what I'm experiencing in that moment so if they can't travel there they can feel a little bit of it too.
On Sunday I was sitting in the blazing sunshine in Amsterdam writing cards to Argentina, Australia & to friends back home in London.
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snibble17, United Kingdom
To write and share you're inner most thoughts that perhaps you wouldn't say aloud.
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wmjad, United States of America
To see how others live :)
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piquenique, Austria
I'd write letters and postcards to share a piece of beauty with another person to make their day more colourful, thoughtful and wonderful. (:
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LisaLast, Italy
to let the world know how beautiful is my country ❤️
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painting1girl, Sweden
To make sure that the first thing that happens when you open the door is a smile on your face, a colorful postcard on your doormat or in your mailbox is just so greate!
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the_dreamer, Malta
To brighten someone' s day.
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Bibliophiler24, United States of America
To get to know places around the world.Plus,it's a dying art,so it's always nice to try and get people reinterested in it.
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BridgetLarsen, Australia
I write to all those people alone out there so they know they are important, appreciated and loved
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clyo4, Spain
The best reason to write is to make your voice reach someone far, close, anywhere, and draw a smile to his face.
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BrownDog, United States of America
To create a global connection.
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Elkka, Finland
I'm writing a birthday letter to my dear best friend and I tell him what kind of special place he has in my life.
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KarenNfld, Canada
I love just making someone's day brighter!
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Lindalouise, United States of America
So two people can smile — the sender and the recipient (and maybe the postman too) :)
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astriddemunter, France
I like to write to people to get news from them. And to get like a piece of their life for ever !! Once my mom told me :"If you want mail, you have to write to the people".Since then, I never stoped. It's simpl brings happiness to the people.
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nubivagant, Portugal
I write postcards and letters so that others can know that even when I'm not around them, I still think about them :D Also, writing allows me to share most of the things that only happen in my mind. It allows them to catch a glimpse of my thoughts and feelings when I can't express them in other ways!
So basically I think of my letters like a nice type of Horcruxes :P
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qualyn, Portugal
My reason for writing someone a handwritten letter or postcard is that by doing so they know they are receiving something unique and specially for them that will be forever (hopefully!) frozen in time. There's nothing like finding a letter with someone's unique handwritten in my opinion, especially if it's a old one!
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carlapops, Brazil
Because mailboxes are really depressing when you don't find anything interesting in it!
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
I write letters and postcards to people to connect with them. Some even grow to become true friends.
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Cataclysmia, Sweden
I write postcards to connect with humans all over the globe.
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hannahottmar, Germany
to let a friend know I am thinking of them on their special day - birthday, wedding,... even if I can't be there to celebrate
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Ramya, United States of America
Sending or receiving mail shows thoughtfulness. When I receive mail it gives me a lift like nothing else. I can prop up the card somewhere in my living space where I'll be reminded of the person who thought to send it. When I send out a postcard, letter or greeting card, I carefully choose something that is just right... Mail means taking care to send with best intentions.
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deckergirl, United States of America
Writing postcards and letters lets us share a little bit of our soul with each other on paper. :)
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teaplease, Poland
To share the view on the world from different side of it.
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ConstantGardener, United States of America
It is sooooo nice to arrive Home.... and find a Post Card or a letter in the mail box!!! And sending One... is even better!!! :)
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BlankLiterature, Canada
Leaving a sweet note inside their bag or purse or pocket, so they'll have a nice surprise when they find it and it'll bring a smile to their face.
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Sutomi, Germany
..there is no need for an EXCUSE to write...to get and to send mail is always happiness for both sides..sender and recipient ;o)...so WRITE On and on and on.... ;o)
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bugUAF, United States of America
There are many reasons to send a Letter or Postcard, but we should send them all the time. We should send them to those that we love and hold dear. We should send them to send love and joy. We should send them to show someone that they are cared for in a time of need. We should send ones even if there is no reason at all, just because you are thinking about them. A Letter or Postcard is hope, joy, friendship and love that come to a mail box.
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jade8094, Canada
I love to send a letter to surprise an old friend from decades ago, in another country, with whom I may have lost contact. Its fun trying to find them. I recently connected with a friend from 1975 - I am in Canada and she is in Nigeria. Its like a hug.
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kalelady, United States of America
Because letterbox love is the best, especially when it's a surprise!
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eanconet, United States of America
To connect with other people! :)
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otegami, Japan
Just to make someone happy.
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luharvey77, United States of America
I love connecting with people and learning about them and where they are from. Writing by hand slows down my thoughts and I really savor a handwritten reply from them!
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ginasayshihello, Philippines
To bring some cheer to a person because it's really nice to receive a random message in your post. (Aside from the usual bills.) :)
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HippieOtter, United Kingdom
To contact a friend that you haven't talked to for a while. Letters are so much more fun to receive than emails.
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wombatgirl, United States of America
My favorite reason to write someone is to offer some little funny detail of my day that I think they'll find entertaining too.
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vierkatzen, United States of America
To remember my late great-grandmother, who was a great penpal of mine for many years.
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Bowyum, Australia
To say hi to friends and relatives overseas, and let them know I am thinking about them.
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Rosamundo, Canada
Hoping that something you say will resonate with the person you write to.
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rinebird, United States of America
I love writing letters. Writing a letter is more personal, than speaking to someone.We all have a common interest with a stranger.Making a personal connection with a stranger is a amazing.
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dina_astuti, Indonesia
My Dutch friend visited Indonesia last year and her maternal grandparents are Indonesian, so she misses Indonesia so much after going back to The Netherlands. I write her regularly to ease her homesickness.
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GinaVisione, United States of America
I love sending postcards, letters, and mail art, and hope that shows through to a beloved recipient, or to a complete stranger, anywhere in the world. I hope my Real mail in their mailbox makes them smile, and even better, makes them laugh, since we can never have too much of any of them (real mail, smiles, and laughs! :D)!!!
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Trymetuesday, United States of America
To celebrate National Potato Week! Or National Salsa Month, or even World Meteorology Day. Because you don't really need a reason/there's always a reason to keep in touch!
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loonacy, Canada
To communicate with the world and be enlightened. It is a beautiful place.
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OrianaHH, United States of America
To let someone know you care and they matter :)
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orenji, Singapore
It's a joy to receive handwritten postcards with pretty stamps on it and I'm sure the other party will feel the same when they receive it too!
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GrenouilleAPois, France
To give a smile to our beloved ones.b
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kaniuerdingen, Germany
To make someone happy!!!
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simplylatte, Japan
It's a joy to choose the card or a piece of paper, and think about someone you love. A hand-written letter bring us a joy and smile.
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-Bille-, Germany
To say "HappyBirthday!"
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deborahmatt, Brazil
I love my Country and want everyone to see how beautiful it is! And love to know about the other countries too!
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Defe, Taiwan
Let the whole world know Taiwan!!!
It is a beautiful country!
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fairygoods, United States of America
Smile smile smile...... when you mail a postcard or letter or any piece of happy mail you know that the when it is discovered in the mailbox a smile comes across the persons face. I smile knowing that.......And even the mailman smiles to be the one to deliver a smile rather then junk mail or bills. So smile smile smile .....
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aussieannie, Australia
To show others we can still keep in touch by pen and paper as well as the internet.
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coldbreath, Russia
To share part of their world =)
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postcardsfromindia, India
To try and make someone feel the way I do when I receive something personal and handwritten. The feeling there is still happiness out there that one creates themselves. It's a Beautiful feeling everyone should experience. And sharing that in itself brings up the joy and light. The mailbox can turn ones day around.

Cheers!
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flannelflower, Australia
To update my Mum on the other side of the world with the family news from "Down Under"
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Sajury, Lithuania
Nowadays it`s much easier to write a message or an email, but! When you get a handwritten letter or postcard you know, that this person wanted to share with you more than words, he is letting you to see him, feel, remember. It becomes much more intimate and memorable.
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vivianhk, Hong Kong
Write a letter to send love accross boundaries, to left behind a piece of oneself in unique handwriting, and to keep the post office in business :)
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ShadZ, United States of America
You know a postcard will be read, it's so easy to read that it can't be ignored!
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Foteini, Greece
Through letter or postcard writting i was able to meet so many interesting and wonderful people!So let's write a letter or card to make new friends!!!!
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BOOGIE_PIPPIN, United Kingdom
To share our hopes and dreams, and bring a smile to their faces.
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Restu_Amalia, Indonesia
Because sharing (a postcard) means caring :)
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Miriamel, Germany
To transport my words lovingly packed :)
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nesrink, Turkey
To make someone happy:) I love imagining the smile on the recipients face:)
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zwergi, Germany
I sometimes write cards by the end of the year to people whom I met for the first time in the course of the year and who have had an impact on me. I tell them how they have been an enrichment for me and that I cherish them.
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Kazen, Japan
To share my life, complete with triumphs and tribulations, with friends halfway around the globe.
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nicili, Germany
To make someone feel special, to put a smile on the receivers face, to express the thoughts of the sender more intensely, to say that I care! ^^
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EngelDD, Germany
To make someone in the world happy and brighten up their day... ;o)
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lenara_lenara, Russia
Hello, everyone.
Thank you for such wonderful give_away.
As now I live in a new country, in China, I write and send many postcards to my friends with local views, I share my impressions and just send my love to those whom I miss. And of course I send many cards to other postcrossers.
Good luck!
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Starrycat, United States of America
Sending someone a note of encouragement. Because we all have those days where we need a pick-me-up and to know someone out there cares!
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cosimay, Germany
Sending all my feelings, make people know, that I think about them, even the moment, when they aren't with me and spreading words and feelings all over the world
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Depechechrissy, Germany
To share that I care :)
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estrambotica, Lithuania
An inspiring quote
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kate101, Hungary
There’s no feeling like it when someone taking the time to share their feelings in a letter/postcard meant just for you. Writing is time-consuming, but it's fun! :)
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friesendeern, Germany
put a smile form ear to ear of a face :) :) :)
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Kahanaya, Belarus
Wishing good luck for a stranger.
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rabziz, Latvia
To send my mom a card to thank for showing me what postcrossing is. :)
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exponent, Belarus
Handwriting plays the same role in writing as intonation in speaking.
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Broetchi, Germany
To make People happy with a letter full of sunshine on a rainy day :)
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laali, South Africa
Writing something down with pen on paper and sharing that with like minded people from all over the world. And making them smile, just like when I receive a postcard.
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annamyra, United States of America
A handwritten note showing up in the mailbox is sure to brighten the day and to let the recipient know he or she is thought of and cared for.
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Annyke, Hungary
Because when you start writing letters with your friends, you might become even better friends.
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Goldberry59, Netherlands
To let somebody know there's someone out there who cares enough to spend some time choosing and writing a wonderful card and/or loving letter!
Goldberry59.
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GingerJoy, Belarus
I always send postcards from vacations to my close friends and family to let them know that even far away on a sandy beach I remember them :)
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Elena_Zaitseva, Belarus
I suppose, the main reason of my writing letters apart from presenting happiness is sharing ideas and enriching horizons (both mine and theirs).
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tayadorog, Belarus
I write letters and send cards because I really like the feeling of receiving and sending itself. It's great to know that somewhere on our big planet the other person keeps in his or her hands piece of paper with your handwritten name. And it's more awesome to receive cards with warm words and greetings. And you just understand that our world is not really so big, as we think :)
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Bosmanx, Netherlands
Because handwritten letters and postcards make you feel so much more human than prefab electronic communication. And of course because postmen and -women need a living too, they are heroes!
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AnnaYaa, Germany
To share world views, inspire, get inspired and sharing some love and positive energy :)
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Brilly, Germany
Letting my friends and family know, that I am thinking about them and how much I love them. :)
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happy_face, United States of America
3 words... time, effort, and thought... someone took the time and made the effort to let you know they thought of you! How wonderful!
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isilcoruh, Turkey
To connect with people all over the world.
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lottemeis, Netherlands
To spread some joy, love and peace...!
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Spring_2013, Belarus
My Postcards as spring birds flying in all countries. All peace and kindness.
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miwi2, Germany
To make someone smile
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Niguida, France
Make travel words and bring a breath of happiness.
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Varjoalitajunta, Finland
I like to write letters and postcards because it can make huge difference to the other person's day. I also think letters and postcards are so is much more long lasting than an email, so there's that. :)
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Norway_girl, Norway
to give people the joy of finding something else than bills and advertisement in their mailbox.
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bilpinapples, Australia
The joy of receiving a tactile letter of thoughts lovingly penned by hand, with colourful stamps and assorted markings showing its travels across the miles.
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morcivert, Turkey
to make someone happy and share love! ♥
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SusanCOz, Australia
To make someone smile!
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boseauro, India
In this world of email and messaging , a handwritten postcard touches our heart.We get excited for the surprise thats on our way from our penpals around the world.It brings out the creativity in ourself to bring a smile to a stranger.
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MsHelper, United States of America
Remind someone of how wonderful they are!
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panna_agraffka, Poland
Sharing the moments and tastes of places you have never been to.
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Caleope, Belarus
Make some person happy!
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Anastasia1705, Belarus
Сооl:)
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cvcrossing, Philippines
To let the person know someone is thinking of him/her and to wish the person well :)
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maddiieexo, Australia
To add a personal touch in our shiny machine-driven world :)
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sarabo, Brazil
Telling them about my last trip :)
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NaglasDrugys, Lithuania
Sharing bright thoughts to make their day better :)
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LaFlaneuse, Korea (South)
I write postcards and letters for a decade to enrich my life, and understand this world through a different angle.
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Mustikka_, Brazil
To make someone smile!
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Singalarius, Germany
I send every day at least one postcard away in the hope to bring harmony, understanding, tolerance and peace to our planet. And my imagination of the smiles my postcards achieve, makes me feel just good...
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littlemissmonday, Tunisia
to let them know somewhere in the world somebody is thinking about them at that very moment of writing :)
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darkdante82, Poland
To make someone feel loved and needed!
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ohisof, Italy
I always like to capture a moment and share it with someone I wish was there with me! I think that's my main reason for writing letters and postcards :)
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Esperluette, Belgium
postcrossing is a LOVE affair with all of you! Share, have fun, smile, be quite serious or not, choosing a postcoard, writing to somebody with a special attention, taking into account what he/she prefers, waiting for the mail coming... so positive.
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Robisa, Italy
Just to bright someone else's day! :) (And at the same time yours too! :)
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geminiscp, Portugal
To make the receiver of the postcard/letter someone special. Everyone can send/receive a sms or email, right? But only really lucky people receive a precious postcard/letter on their mailbox! :)
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UnaHora, Germany
I like to write postcards by postcrossing to get in touch with people around the world and let them know that I am exist :)
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Jarve, Czech Republic
I hope my cards will make someone happy and make his/her day better. For me it is nice relax going through my cards and try to find the best card. And I hope that everyone is happy next to his/her mailbox and smiling like idiot (things I do when I found the card in my mailbox).
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AlligatorSky, Germany
To send a smile across the miles, to connect with someone - friend or stranger - and give them a small piece of yourself they can keep.
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Sinecdoque, Spain
To surprise someone! These days nobody expects to find anything but bills on their mailbox... A letter or a postcard is a welcome change that will surely brighten anyone's day. :) #writeon!
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majaever, Poland
Sharing love and peace ;) Also letting everybody know about my city and my hobbies and wanted to know the same from them.
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asuayan, United States of America
I send surprise postcards to cheer someone up, say "Hi!", keep in touch, brighten someone's day, just because.
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cozygirl, United States of America
To keep in touch with distant friends across the country :)
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FromJeannewithLove, Netherlands
to give them that heartfelt compliment that would be too meaningless when simply said.
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StephanieH, Russia
Helping someone to feel - you're not alone, you have friends!
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MeggieW, Australia
Just letting someone you know you are thinking of them. Then the next time they are feeling a bit low, they can look at the letter or card and remember someone always cares.
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ains, United States of America
To bridge understanding between cultures
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westendgirl, Canada
I'd write a postcard to someone to share my love of Postcrossing, to connect with friends somewhere else in the world.
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olasko, Belarus
Supporting at any stages of life
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Irminsul, Slovakia
To exchange information and experiences and to meet someone.
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nelly_zhou, China
sending postcards to make someone'f life better and happy
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emilylovesbagpuss, United Kingdom
To keep in touch with a dear friend
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izmya, Czech Republic
I know what joy is find a postcard/letter in my mailbox..I wanna bring joy to another persons lifes as well :)
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ReuenV, Taiwan
I like the feeling of sharing my day, my thought and I know the "piece of me" will make this letter/postcard special and makes someone's day.
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Enitnerolf, Netherlands
Because they are an awesome person but need to be reminded of that fact every now and then.
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anggunfff, Indonesia
Making people know and feel they've ever traveled to my country ^_^
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amelillo, Italy
Trying to imagine their surprise when they'll find my incredible postcard, letter or anything else into their mailbox ;-)
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DorotheeB, Germany
Writing letters and cards is such a personal way to stay in touch - I am writing to some of my pen pals for more than 30 years now, and I have made wonderful friends. I even met some of them, and in 2012 me and my niece visited my Autralian pen pal and her family for two weeks, and last year Leonie and her husband came to my place for some weeks. And though we communicate via email, phone and WhatsApp, too, we would never do without letters and cards to each other. It is such a wonderful experience, both for writer and receiver.
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LadyBugJo, Canada
To say them that I miss them, and send them a nice surprise :) I love written notes and postcards!
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Grosia, Netherlands
To share the love and awareness with a stranger, hoping that you will make someone happy for at least a while :)
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lisarr, Canada
I really enjoy sending real letters and postcards. It's a nice slow way of communicating with my friends and family. This week I sent correspondence to a couple of friends as well as an uncle who has been ill.
Thanks for the amazing contest!
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wongyiwen, Singapore
To make someone's day :)
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suegigs, Australia
To put a smile on someone's face :) Who doesn't love receiving mail that isn't a bill!
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korova, Netherlands
To express a feeling or thought that you can not say in spoken words.
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Bookhuntress, United States of America
To make a personal connection to someone else, whether you know them or not. For those who don't often get personal mail, not just bills, it means a lot.
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parth987, India
To tell them hello from a place which they might have not seen, and to make them feel great
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foxfires, United Kingdom
A moment of shared humanity in this uncertain world.
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singer, Latvia
Writing postcards is a wonderful way to tell people more about my country - Latvia. 🇱🇻
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CarrieJoJo, United States of America
I am not on much for social media so sending a postcard is my way of staying in touch or a way to surprise someone.
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PapaPlus, United States of America
I find people these days respond to letters and postcards more favorably than emails and text. I makes the message more personal. And beautiful paper adds a nice flair
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davlolga, Belarus
Just to give someone a smile! To help someone to travell and to find out about your country! Just to make friends!… Just to make someone's postbox happy :) Just to live and enjoy it!!!
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ecceden, Latvia
to make myself and someone else happy. make good by doing good.
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aldilawr, Indonesia
To make myself happy because I feel like travelling the world!
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Rocsina, Romania
To make someone feel less alone.To know someone is thinking at him.
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Andreanne, Canada
Because it feels good to be in contact with someone using you can actually hold in your hands. Sending and receiving letters and postcards means more to me then the usual email or phone call.
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Shoshiba, Poland
Just to share love and show that postcards are still alive and that they won't die nowadays.
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swan, United States of America
To make my nephew's time a little sweeter, when his smartphone has been taken away. And to encourage him to write back.
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Caramiga, France
To keep contact with family and friends, and give love.
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marihannele, Finland
Through Postcrossing: I love to get in touch with hundreds of great people around the world and share a little bit of my world in form of a postcard!
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BusyB, Belarus
To share a bit of your personality with someone.
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finaccurate, United Kingdom
To make a new friend :)
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tikismeekis, Spain
To make a mailbox happy!!
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adelfon, United States of America
Because Letters are special in their own way. You can feel them in your hands, you can read them again and again and they will make you happy, because you know there is also someone who has the same passion and who made your day nicer. There always was and still will be a magic in small things... Like in letters or postcards!
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Inky-Zebra, United States of America
In this age of technology it is nice to let someone know you are thinking about them and that they matter. There is something special about going to your mailbox and finding snail mail. An email is nice but a handwritten postcard or letter is even better!
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InBetween, Germany
sharing some ideas/thoughts, maybe about a good book I read or a film I've seen... it is so different than an e-mail...
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deeniks, Kazakhstan
The reason is, first of all, to share the happiness. Nice words, beautiful postcards and stamps just can't make anyone sad, indifferent.
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Starsister, Germany
First writing postcards and letters brightens up my day and then - hopefully - the day of the receiver, too.
FEEL CONNECTED!
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CelesteP, South Africa
Sharing my memories and adventures with family and friends!
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terrimik, Italy
Because NOTHING is better than a mailbox filled postcards and letters!
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ichabodhides, United Kingdom
to brighten up someone's day :)
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takado, Germany
Random Act of Kindness :-)
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Snowflake_94, Russia
Some things are just better on paper
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littleblackcatpatch, France
that there's a humanity after giving everything to someone like this for fun is geniale
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karli, United States of America
Feeling the pen glide on the paper, like in the old times.
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KamaCicha, Poland
to make their postcard collection bigger! :D
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erinelainerobertson, United States of America
so someone you love can see the current state of your heart in the shaking slanting looping loud letters urgent enough to have impressed them upon paper
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amaja88, Poland
To say friends we lost touch with, that we still love them.
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alindber, Sweden
To write to my best friend who lives across the ocean but doesn't have a cellphone or computer!
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georgianaV, Romania
I want to let them know that I am thinking about them and they deserve more than a facebook message, an whatsapp or a sms.
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akalle, Sweden
I use to send my Mother-in-law a card now and then sinceshe are at a retirement home, so that she knows that we haven't forgot her
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Dragonrider, Switzerland
To share bits of my life with people I care about
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missmommy, United States of America
Twenty years ago, a friend gave me a book titled The Gift of a Letter. We both moved away, but are now Christmas card friends. She was wonderful a couple of years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She sent me frequent messages on social media and a package of goodies. I am sending her the gift of a letter this week- a long, newsy connection.
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anndri, United States of America
Writing a note is a tangible way to wish someone well. . .it is a surprise and delight to receive a personal missive in the mail and that lasting connection continues each time the person holds the card in his or her hands.
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Nana-mnse, France
To spread hapiness and peace ! Arudhati Roy write better than me "To pursue beauty to its lair" !
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DonnaM, Canada
To send love and news to my 3 children who are thousands of miles away in 3 different countries. It's wonderful to be able to hold a little news from home in your hands!
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Kawabraut, Germany
To share my dreams with other people and make the world a little bit happier .
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SusanRae, United States of America
I think, therefore I am.
I feel, therefore I care.
I think and feel, therefore I share.
I share, and wonder, what will you share?
What do you feel?
What do you think?
Who are you?
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DorH, Canada
So many birthdays in April!
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triceratops, France
Get back in touch with someone you didn't contact in a while, so that the person has a nice suprise in her mailbox!
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SeventyTimes7, United States of America
Send warm greetings and friendly notes needs to happen more in this world. We are all so glued to out devices, receiving a small greeting in the mail makes you wonder why we don't do this more often.
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JasonDavid, Canada
To brighten their day with something tangible that has taken time to create and send!
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ShadowSpark, United Kingdom
To contact family who you haven't met yet.
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teamug, Germany
When I write I feel really close to the receiver. Many of my penfriends live far away, many I have never met. Still, when I write, they feel like family. There is something about paper and ink that feels precious and special. Electronic devices can't replace that. They are far to anonymous.
Also writing to someone lets me sort and process my experiences of the day, consider my views, develop my eloquence. Typing is just not the same.
There is so much more warmth and friendship in a card or a letter.
May you all enjoy this for many years to come.
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nikki_amor, United States of America
To remind someone that someone out there in the world is thinking of them while they are traveling. That's why I love sending letters or postcards myself!
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idus, Germany
To keep in touch with a school friend who lives in a different country. :)
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Igorek_2000, Russia
Travelling to other people from all over the world. I've visited Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Serbia with Postcrossing :)
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susandg, Philippines
Connecting with someone... somewhere out there.
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sdelnegro514, United States of America
To let someone who is important to you just how much they mean to you! :)
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7_Sons_Of_Feanor, Germany
To make my grandmother smile.
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MrsFuchur, Switzerland
To let your loved ones far away know you think of them!
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songster, Finland
I will send the most beautiful card to you, my distant friend. And the sun brightens my face when I think of you reading my card; some where, at some time, some place that is dear to you. Then the same sun shines on your face. At that moment you are no longer so far away.
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julie-kd, Norway
To create something tangible - a piece of yourself and your world - and send it to someone else. And then know that you influenced their day in a small way; that you became a part of their mosaic of human connections.

And then maybe generations from now their great-grandchild stumbles across this mysterious box of cards and letters from all over the world, and has a brand new experience with it.
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Taniadieg, Belarus
;)))
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AutismMom, United States of America
To share a piece of yourself and your culture. There is so much diversity in this great big world - but we are all not so different from each other. Writing letters and postcards is a positive step towards world peace! :)
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Piskurka, Belarus
I find it very interesting to find out something new about my country and learn new about others through postcards!
Also to level up my English and not to be afraid to write/talk to a totally strangers)
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Kinucci, Italy
Write to make someone happy when they will receive the card/letter, and make us happy as well to know we made them happy! ♥
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Blue_Sheep, Germany
When I dream of someone while sleeping, I'd like them to know about it as well and writing it down and sending it to them feels more special than just telling them. And it is great to come back to the dream after a while when re-reading the letter.
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irina_koloshva, Ukraine
To share moments of happiness ♥
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insa91, Germany
Showing someone that you care about them. Making them feel special, because you took the time to write a letter or postcards by hand, choosing stickers, stamps and the paper/postcard itself.
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TeaQueen, Bulgaria
To make someone happy ^^
And to communicate and learn even a little bit about each other and different cultures.
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Shannyi, Slovakia
Sending a letter or a card is more personal than an e-mail. I used to exchange letters with my cousin and a friend and I still keep the letters now. It feels really nice re-reading them when I'm feeling down.
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futouristka, Russia
To feel like meeting somebody even if there is a distance between you and the addressee!
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readingisfun, United States of America
To make my grandchildren happy. They get so excited to receive mail. It makes their day!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
to express myself and to reach someone with words, drawns, vibrations and lots of misterious things that travel along
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CatharinaG3, Netherlands
Telling my friend that I'm so happy for her because her operation went well. And of course wishing her good health in future!
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KKStewart, United States of America
To make someone happy.
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Raymond68, Netherlands
To show my students that a handwritten letter is so much more personal then an email!
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Gnoe, Netherlands
To make someone feel loved, knowing you're not alone in this world.
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Nezabudoto4ka, Belarus
to cheer someone up!
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guvina, Italy
To show somebody that I care. We need more happy mailboxes 💌
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EllenWalker, United States of America
Sending birthday wishes
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sparkle698, United Kingdom
To share a piece of your life with someone else
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mienaiusagi, United States of America
to connect. to brighten their day and yours ♥
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EngelFreya, United States of America
I always liked sending people cards because to me it's a way to make that person feel special, to let them know someone is thinking of them. I always remember my friends birthdays or holidays, since it's especially nice to get things in the mail on special days. When I receive mail, it makes my whole day, so I like to Image when I send other people things, it brings a smile to their face as well.

I actually started Post Crossing because 1) I wanted to learn about other cultures, & 2) because I became ill.

When I was my sickest, I could not walk. I was too weak to even take a shower or dress myself. Certain sounds gave my seizures as well, so I could not go out much. Writing to people was a way for me to stay connected with people, which helped me keep my sanity.
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formida42, United States of America
To connect with someone and give them a reason to connect, too.
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halcyonday, United States of America
Oh my goodness what a great giveaway! :o
I love to Postcross, as well as write silly letters to my friends, to spread joy and learn something new every day.
Thank you so much for sponsoring this great contest! :)
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Teeks, Australia
To express and detail what life is like for me in Australia. However, there's nothing better than sending a cheery letter to reach a person who is ill or upset.
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Irrlicht, Germany
To tell a former best friend you haven't seen for a long, long time how much you still like them.
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maggalina, United States of America
My favorite notes are thank you notes that aren't for physical presents-- just notes to thank people for being their wonderful selves!
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Pastakana, United States of America
To make them smile. :)
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beesknees, United States of America
connecting with strangers to make the world a smaller place.
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Sunflowerrrf, United States of America
I love to write letters to my grandma. It's a great way to stay in touch with her!n
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Vlbibb0596, United States of America
I feel more connected with others when I send letters and postcards! I am actually writing my great aunt a lot! I am learning about my family and it is nice to be connected to her!
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BronwynS, United States of America
I love to send notes to my nieces. As they have grown up in the digital age, it is fun to see the excitement they get from getting to open their 'own' letter. It, in turn, prompts them to send me a letter back! I also love to send anonymous notes to friends who may need cheering up after a challenge--a short positive note or a note to notice the good person they are is a win for both me and the recipient.
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jm1122, United States of America
Little hand written surprises in the mailbox add such a lift to a persons day!
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Leslyn, United States of America
Sending a note, postcard or any other piece of mail is a wonderful way to remind each other that we are all still connected, even in the smallest way, given our digital age.
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lenaroux, Belarus
Это приносит много радости как отправителю, так и получателю :) Мир становится веселее и интереснее:)
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JMei, Malaysia
sending someone some happiness :)
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petrini1, United States of America
To let Harry know he starts at Hogwarts on September 1!
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capri1722, United States of America
Among all the bills and the junk mail...to brighten up their mailbox just a bit. :)
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sonataca, United States of America
I find a strange happiness in writing a person about my day or whatever thoughts I have in my mind through a postcard.
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Milkhater, Romania
I think writing in hand is so much more personal in a world dominated by online mailing and typing. It's great to exercise your calligraphy, see the beautiful imperfections of something done by hand, see the sender's personality shine through their shapes and letters and stories.

It's simply a great intimate experience of getting in touch with someone far far away. Touching another world.
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Sengana, Germany
to get rid of a postcard to have a good excuse to buy more postcards ;-)
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vesnal, Slovenia
To keep in touch, to bring the smile and it's feels wonderfull.
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pinch, Finland
To let someone know I am thinking of them and brighten their day with a beautiful handwritten message.
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susafoe, Germany
Penpals are always a good excuse to spend time writing postcards or letters! They put a smile into my face and I hopefully do it with my mail.
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Jelissa_18, Mauritius
To share a bit of my life with the person. Exciting that somebody some knows my greastest secret.
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EllenHelenaa, Netherlands
To let someone's day start with a smile.
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Caddi, Germany
To share the paintings of a small kid with his or her grandparents
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drannupaul, India
The world is so big!!! Postcards are best way to make your presence felt and connect with people in the best possible way.... feels ALIVE !!!
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Candyb117, United States of America
To dream.....to feel the connection we all share just by being human and made of stardust.
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Viam, Australia
To share and discover … a tangible link to the past, present and future.
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JeanJ, United States of America
Letters connect minds and hearts. Postcards are little images of the world, thoughts and art and quotations and ideas that inspire and elevate and have the recipient leaving their mailbox with a big silly grin on their face.
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FabiennePf, Germany
Brightening someone's day by simply letting them know they matter :)
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Cebatista, Portugal
It's worth just for that little smile when you see that you have mail :)
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Sparkle224, United States of America
Letters are wonderful to send and delightful to receive. It is a engagement that benefits both sender and receiver bringing joy and delight. When you write a letter you are participating in creating a historical document
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
Writing to thank the person's kindness and thoughtfulness. I always want to thank them for everything they have done for me. Thank you for the wonderful words I received from them. :)
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dieuwertje154, Netherlands
Postcards can bring someone a smile, whether it is their birthday or just to make them happy, sending and receiving feels great!
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wavingwheat, United States of America
I write to share a part of myself to the world. Here are some of my thoughts that are now thrown into the physical world. Some may outlive me. Who knows? Maybe one day some of our letters will be in museums.
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shinyadoll, United States of America
Writing to tell someone you're with them, even though you can't be there in person. I really want to be in Texas for my friend right now.
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CastawayAngel, United Kingdom
To surprise someone, in this world of technology, with a handwritten message from the heart :)
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Nicole_June, United States of America
to make a connection with people I am unable to meet. and a happy surprise in the mailbox
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LenaHocusPocus, Canada
receiving mail that isn't bills always brightens my day and I like to share that with sending cards and notes to others so that I can brighten their day.
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Nana805, France
The reason for writing someone a postcard or letter ?... Just be happy and make someone else happy ! And it's a winner/winner partnership.
Thank you for the give away.
Nana
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simi12, Germany
To surprise someone with a postcard with a picture on the wishlist! :)
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emilyann, United States of America
To send good cheer!
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Evlesona, Belarus
Good luck to me!
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sargassosea, Italy
To keep the beautiful tradition of posting alive!
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PauliB, Sweden
I love to write letters to people I care about to show them how important they are to me and that they can rely on me. Sending the message with a letter is also different from sending a text or e-mail because the receiver can take it out again, look at it, and know someone cares about them. It's even more heart-warming when you stumble across an old letter accidentally and feel a smile spreading on your face. :)
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jjalltheway, United States of America
It's important to remind people that the tactile physical world is still a great place to share thoughts. The mailbox ought to a place of great surprises and joy!!
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KoJep, Indonesia
Making a surprise for the receive from the card and message.
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Tetsuko, Germany
Do we really need "excuses" for writing a postcard? Isn't it all about just sharing the joy of a little piece of cardboard? Why not write a postcard just for the sake of writing and sending it.

But here another reasson to send a postcard: To tell a good friend how much you like him/her. Sometimes a postcard with some kind written words say more than anything else.

Thank you for the great giveaway. Good luck to all of us.
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CarinaB, South Africa
Reason for writing and sending someone a postcard - I love sending postcards, always hoping that the receiver smiles when finding it in her/his postbox.
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unicorn11, Canada
I like to write a postcard/letter not only to make someone smile but for my own happiness and joy I feel while doing so. Knowing I shared a little bit of myself through the printed word and making someone's day brighter makes me cherish my pen friends and postcrossing so much. In this digital age we live in...it's sadly a dying art. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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ardna, United Kingdom
Writing a letter or sending a postcard is important, its a long standing tradition, that will always bring smile to other face. Who from us don't like to receive a post (a good one not the bills ). If I can make someone else day brighter by sending them a postcard its simple and easy :)
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phideta, Germany
To surprise many people and to train languages.
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FinnKadin, Finland
It`s a nice feeling to know somebody thought of you when choosing a postcard to send. I feel that and want to give that same feeling to others too. To bring a little bit joy to someones everyday life.
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Roaming_Cat, Belarus
To send a letter or a card is a way to remind that we may be far away, but you remember and it shows you took time and made effort (chose a card, etc.). It's way more significant than an electronic message.
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BirgitHM, Austria
It's a wonderful old fashioned, yet never out of style, idea to stay in touch with those dear to me. You can put so much detail into writing and creating the perfect letter (or card) for someone and surprise them by snail mail.
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Stasele, Netherlands
I sent a letter to my father yesterday with the lyrics of a song I liked very much. I translated them from English into German for him. As soon as I know he received the letter, I'll e-mail him the link so he can listen to the song on youtube.
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AlenaKaz, Russia
Some news for my sister :) We haven't meeting long time, but we write letters :)
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Violentsoda, United States of America
For that warm feeling when you look and you've received mail :)
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StampedwithaK, United States of America
I send letters and postcards to remind people, whether I know them intimately or I'm just meeting them, that they are cared for. The time it takes to write these notes is also a time of reflection for me and I am given the gift of tapping into my creativity. Many dear friends live far away and I want them to know that I'm always thinking of them. Thank you!
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Marjie, United Kingdom
I just love sending beautiful cards and letters to friends all over the world ... to share ideas, learn about them and their cultures, to encourage, let them know they are cared for and to promote peace and love. The world would be a better place if everyone did the same!
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positivelypostal, United Kingdom
To tell somebody about a great song you've heard for the first time.
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m-g, Belgium
To put a smile on someones face
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azzurrablu, Puerto Rico
To give them a surprise that will make them happy all day.
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Lizardum, Belarus
I like to write letters to please people. Sending a postcard I know that he got it from the mailbox man will smile and it makes me happy.
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diomaxwelle, United States of America
Painting an etegami that fits someone's favorite things, because people should always appreciate the handmade part, even down to the card itself.
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Blanche100, United States of America
Caring enough to put time and effort into something nice for them (and maybe the postman will smile too :) )
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genny2012, United States of America
To learn that the world is both big AND small, at the very same time. :)
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mysweetlife63, United States of America
To say how much you miss them & suggest ways of getting together soon!
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Prion, Algeria
Making someone you never know or met happy, at least by raising a smile..
To say that togather, hand in hand we can change the world for better!
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pandawriter36, United States of America
I send postcards or letters to those that need a happy moment in their day. Also I love getting them so I can plan a big world tour when I win the lottery. I am a world traveler but with short funds I cant travel but with postcrossing I can travel the world. Thanks for all you participate it is awesome
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DavesCardousel, United Kingdom
To offer a little piece of happiness and connection that the recipient can hold, keep, carry with them, or pick up and read again whenever they want.
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Melissarose90, Canada
To learn about a whole other person or culture. Communication is key in the battle against fear and ignorance.
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ShayHouse, United States of America
Just to brighten their day!
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tanyareed, Canada
To make someone smile. :)
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jjkeim, United States of America
Letters and postcards help me share a bit of my life while letting the other person know that they are important to me and that it is a blessing to have them in my life.
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silverrose, United States of America
Writing and sending letters and postcards through the mail is a way to make people smile or laugh. We can give someone that warm feeling of knowing someone cares enough to send a letter. With electronic communication, writing letters is extra special because someone took the time to care about you..
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BrendaGracia, Indonesia
Writing someone a letter or a postcard represents how technology has conquered our civilization but there's a part of us that is excited every time we do something in a traditional way. It's like.. candle still works best when the electricity is out.
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RHHK, Singapore
I write letters and postcards to my feiends so that they'll have a physical 'piece of me' to keep and look back on. In the digital age, a card or letter is something unique. I still keep notes from my friends that we passed over our desks in primary and secondary school. This is just an extension of that now that we see each other less often!
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postpostcrosser, Singapore
Postcards and letters are like small reminders to a person that you care about them. They can see the effort it takes to write out something rather than a text which can be fired away in a split second.
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sacdalton, United States of America
I enjoy writing letters to friends with words of support, updates on my family, or just letting them know I appreciate them.
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RockPaperScissors, Canada
I love this 'slow' hobby of sending mail because we are not accustomed to waiting long for anything these days. The anticipation makes it all the more special for both the sender and the receiver!
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Alunia, Poland
To tell people how wonderful the world is!
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juoda, Lithuania
Not just show how much they mean to you, but to let yourself feel good about putting good thoughts on the paper to others. :)
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KelseyElizabeth, New Zealand
To unexpectedly brighten up someone's day, especially if you don't get to see them often, to let them know you are thinking of them despite the distance between you.
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mihneaR, Romania
The reason for writting a postcard is to bring a smile on recipient face. If all the people smile, we will have a better world and better life!
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elift, Turkey
Know to cause of smile on someones face
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xinning_, Malaysia
To give the receipent a little surprise! Something to brighten up their day and for them to look forward to, I love the surprise my friends get when they receive my mails.
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Tfedotova, Russia
I send letters and postcards to my relatives and friends around the world to express the feeling that wherever we are we are close to each other. Distances don't matter! That makes me happy.
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little-billie, Austria
I send postcards and letters to my great-cousin who lives alone and doesn't get much mail otherwise. She enjoys it very much because it connects her to her relatives far away.
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biancasofia, Philippines
Postcrossing connects many across lands and seas
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NorthernShaman, Finland
I love to share fairy tales on postcards, or to tell about a great book that has recently moved me.
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Dassa, Slovakia
making someone happy, and making me happy by making somenoe happy :)
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Drakon75, Bosnia and Herzegovina
As I have written in my profile, I'd like to quote again the same thought : "I love the good old human interaction in written form. It is too important, to be put aside in favour of more advanced means of communication. It is a wonderful thing to be able to share, through a few written words, moments of another person's every day life. "
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ceoramalho, Brazil
Trying to brighten someone's day...
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Levin81, Russia
To share some thoughts and ideas, that amazed you suddenly.
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Poohmaa, Germany
...to let someone know I'm thinking of them. :)
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MrJohnsonsClass, United States of America
To share important and exciting news with someone!
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idazahida, Malaysia
Sharing is caring.. it's fun to share with someone. It is an amazing and exciting experience.. Moreover when you are waiting for unknown sender . The feeling is super great..
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CharliS, United States of America
To send someone a list of reasons why you miss them.
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ViktoriaWithK, Germany
If I know that a person I know is having a hard time, a few friendly words can make somebody feel better :)
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Evuca, Romania
Because I want to surprise somebody, to bring a smile in his/her face
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danie11, Indonesia
To make people happy and good luck for me
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panda47, United States of America
Receiving a hand written letter in the mail makes a person feel special and cared about. That is a great reason to write a letter to someone.
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bouchon, France
sharing happiness, discovering traditions, and in fact just for the exchange with people. It's a dream, a chance and just the life
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SpuddyLou, United Kingdom
I love to write little notes to my friends to let them know I am thinking of them and around if they need me. It's always a lovely surprise to receive something personal through the post.
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anano, Indonesia
To make someone's day by putting a smile on their face (this sounds easy, but sometimes it doesn't). That's the way we share the love and happiness.I believe a postcard or letter that we send can do that.
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honeybee, Austria
I am writing cards and letter to put a smile on people's face and to make their days a little brighter - and this also happens to me during I am writing.
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farmgirl81, United States of America
I write cards to give the recipient joy when they open their mailbox and see a card instead of a bill.
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smeuldersdrawings, Netherlands
sending a letter, drawing or card with words, feelings & thoughts is for me : believing in a better world with equal individual people -
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Jaerad, United States of America
Putting pen to paper is a beautiful and personal way to share a part of "life" with someone else, and to keep the art of penmanship alive!
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betslets, United States of America
Besides the Joy of giving and receiving real mail, myself, I like to keep my Postman busy...I've even dropped him a note (addressed to our Post Office) when I'm out of town. He seems to smile more when I see him in person.
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Psych-Ward-Lovers, United States of America
A great reason to send a postcard to someone is to brighten their day when they receive it! This is my favorite reason as to why I enjoy Postcrossing as well :)
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Elisabeth_, Austria
I love writing postcards or letters to my friends whom I don't see often - it's such a lovely way to keep in touch between the meetings, besides talking on the phone.
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Kasimir2007, Germany
A real good reason for sending a Card or a letter is: it is more personal than an e-maio or a phone call. I often send thank you Cards or letters or cars wisching good health. A written message can be kept the whole life and not only for a Moment. A few days ago I received a personally note from my niece who thanked my husband and me for showing them Special places in our surrounding (radius of 100 km) they otherwise would not have seen.
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Blogger, United States of America
I like to send random mail for no other reason that to put a smile on someone's face. :D :D :D
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shy_sunshine, Russia
When you have a vision with this person
When you can't visit some place and want to send a postcard there (though something!)
When some person's eyes are sooo bright and shining and you have no choice. :)
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cheller7, United States of America
From time to time I will send long distance friends a postcard with the note that I'm thinking if them and that I hope they're having a great day. They get something in their mailbox besides bills and junk and they know that they're on my mind. :-)
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Tera_Ecau, Germany
a handwritten letter/postcard is so much more personal and "recipient-adjustable" than an e-mail. Novadays, since communication via e-mail has become the most frequent way of keeping in touch, a snail mail item automatically makes people smile. Simply because someone took the time to sit down and write a little or even long message by hand & you can old this item physically in your hands, without needing to switch on a computer.
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Ankica, Germany
Postcrossing is one of the reason. :)
I am writing letters nearly every day and I enjoy the process. Love the written updates, handwriting and stamps. :)
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Scarlet43232, United States of America
I love to send post cards in the mail because writing is becoming a lost art and I know how fun and special it is to receive them in the mail rather than bills. I also enjoy getting to know people and their culture from around the world. Especially places I've never been. And did I mention..."It's FUN"!
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mityn, Canada
To connect :)
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karinoswald, Sweden
To give myself a moment of peace and luxoury - not much is better than to sit with a cup of tea, writing on a nice stationery to a good friend or a stranger!
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Angie1712, United States of America
To let someone know that during our busy days, you stopped and thought about them.
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mashtiern, United States of America
Picture this: this person has had a most difficult day, maybe feeling tired, alone, sad, etc., trudges out to the mailbox to get the usual bills, ads, and instead finds a Letter! A smile forms across their face because someone was thinking enough of them to write, fold, lick, stamp that stationery and Mail sweet thoughts their way. This person is now having a lovely day and half skips up to porch to savor the sentiments of the letter. I am loved😊
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wenda992, Singapore
Have you watched Cloud Atlas? :) I like the concept that everyone and everything in this universe is somehow connected to one another, by invisible threads and linkages. Writing to a stranger, or a friend, often reminds me of that idea. I write simply to connect and bring joy to someone on another part of the world, just like I know it does for me. :)
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abbyaguas, Philippines
Connecting to my classmates and long lost friends with letters actually helps me show my love and care to them. What a way to bless them :)
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claudiaguate, Guatemala
To make others feel special and important... which is exactly how one feels when getting a piece of mail.
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PascaleOh, France
To send a smile and a color sample
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downshifter, Finland
To walk to the postbox and the mailbox - Yes, but the most: to make other people happy makes you happy
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Salexander, United States of America
To tell someone how great they are
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mapa, Belgium
To go back in time and forget about computers and internet. Handwritten messages are far more personal then e-mails.
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Trenker, Germany
Writing and reading received postcards is like leading a nice conversation with a friend, either I do know him personally or not :D
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Cyra, Australia
To brighten someones day with some 'happy' mail.
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PeifangYu, China
I enjoyed writing and received handwritten letters or postcards happy, but also very willing to share this pleasure I give people with common interests.
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Ela12, Germany
Show a beloved person how much I love her with a surprising card! A card is so much more personal than an email or sms. ♥
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juttertje, Netherlands
Picking the 'right' postcard for a person and putting some encouraging words on it or a haiku.
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athelas, Slovakia
Letter is a connection that can last a lifetime - and sometimes many lifetimes over.
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Miloudi, Greece
1) You can build strong friendship bridges though the world^^
2) I personally like to send cards to my teacher from my holidays, as we are still keeping in touch and we like chatting about our trips-she also sends me cards
3) It helps me keep calm,relax and feel creative
4) My collection is now a part of my life and I really feel I'm a part of the world with that
5) How many other reasons you want? I have about 999.995 left! :D

Wish I will win.. Good luck anyone!
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werakamyszek, Poland
To share smile and happiness, to feel the connection with other people, to share information about our cultures and places that we live :)
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Ukurka, Belarus
To send my love and support to a person now having her medical treatment in another country.
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aruzaki, Indonesia
I write a letter or postcard to my friend or "someone special" because I miss them, to make them feel special, and so they know how it feels to get a surprise: a postcard or a letter in their mailbox! So they know how to write and send a postcard or a letter.
I send a letter or a postcard to strangers to share happiness, to share about my country, and to train my English ^^
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chezmelba, France
To surprise someone for who it's unusual to receive a postcard in our email era ! I did it last week for my nephew. I think he became the first postcard of his life ! :)
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opticaldrive, Philippines
To surprise, to send love, to strengthen connections 😬
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tanjch, Slovenia
I've always prefered paper to electronics, but unfortunately i was born in the wrong era for it. Receiving mail is always a treat and a suprise as it's not like clicking on an email, but rather taking the time to open an envelope that you know isn't just a bill or a flyer.
I guess i love writing and sending mail because it makes me happy - to be a part of something, to share via an actual thing not just 0 and 1.
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LisainND, United States of America
I love to put the address of someone I am sending a postcard to in Google Maps Street View to see the neighborhood in which they live. This has really broadened my horizons and allowed me a glimpse into places I likely will never travel to.
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lama1, Netherlands
Letting someone know that you think of him/her!
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jjetsam, United States of America
I love making new friends in places I will never get to visit. I get to go there when we exchange postcards.
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emotis, United States of America
Hearing a song on the radio and remembering who you first listened to it with. Send them the memory... and the smile! :)
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vivienlien, Taiwan
to remind our beloved that we love them
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EllieBeth, Canada
To make new friends and connect with people all around the world!!!
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Olga_Magda, Serbia
I love writing letters and I always try to express my care and love towards other person :)
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p_4_paper, India
To share my thoughts with someone on other side of the world.
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veke250, Belgium
Sometimes writing to my friends is like writing in a diary : you tell them what you did, what you thought, etc. At the same time you ask how it goes with them, what they did, ... and what they think of your adventure/trip/whatever and you ask if they want to go with you next time.
Every reason is good to write somebody ;o) Also only a little message on a card with : 'Thinking about you!' is nice to send/receive.
And it's great to have penpals :o) They can become really good friends! And when your going on holiday then or to a meeting or make a daytrip without them you send them an extra card to show that they are in you heart and that you don't forget them! :o)
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josephvm, India
To tell them about: who am I, my nation, culture of my place, weird things from my locality, some knowledge that they might haven't heard before and wishing them happy moments..!!
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carolreader, United States of America
To help keep alive a vanishing art. The US founding fathers wrote extensive letters. They're a fascinating chronicle of live in those times.
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Ortaine, Ukraine
Longing for my friends, who’re far away from me and telling them about my thoughts and feelings. Or chumming up with some new interesting person in this big crazy world!
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yulluk, Belarus
It seems to me, words find a great value when they are written on paper. Besides, the letter develops your speech. Perhaps, letters send to rather close people.
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SwtHrtBallerina, United States of America
My most favorite reason for writing someone a post card or a letter is because, to me, it is the same as sending them a long distance smile. I have friends and family all across the globe and one my most favorite thing to do is write them snail mail! It only takes a little bit of time out of my busy day to do. So many things we get in our mailbox are bills or business related things. So few things in our mailbox are letters and cards from our friends and people we love. So, even though I don't get to see a lot of my friends and family in person very often because of distance, the least I can do is send them a momentary smile. Anything that was on their mind, any thing that may be bothering them, or anything at all that is going on in their day - it all takes a moments pause to receive and read a, "hello," from a friend.
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Hoernchen1, Germany
To make someone happy!
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Frozy, Ukraine
To find new friends!
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Nelloggs, United Kingdom
To learn how to have a conversation about anything.
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andromedacolman, United Kingdom
To make sure someone never feels alone- a little piece of happiness in the mail.
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SophieC, France
Writing someone is a good way to show that you're thinking to him/her without time limit...
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hautecoffey, United States of America
I worry sometimes that so many bits and pieces of our culture are not going to be available for future generations. In an age of electronic documents and instant messaging, we are losing the personal vibe of history. Anyone who has had the pleasure of reading an account of an ancestor's journey from a foreign land to where they live, or their travels to meet their own homeland knows how powerful the day to day minutia of a life can be to someone in the future. In a time where we document so much electronically, handwritten letters and cards are becoming more and more outdated even as they are more and more precious. Postcards and letters used to document our lives, a tactile reminder of our friends, our obligations and our worth - a physical thing in our hands to hold. Nothing beats the touch of hand to paper!
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mamarochat, United States of America
I like to think of the mail I send as smile makers. Who wouldn't want smiles in their mailbox?
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jen182, United States of America
Getting handwritten letters is so rare. I love when I'm going through everyday mail and come across a postcard/colorful envelope from a pen pal. I like to think the person I send a postcard to feels the same way.
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Attiya, Russia
I'm quite new in postcrossing and I think as much as lost that I found this site so late. I get so much joy when I see a postcard in the mailbox. But most of all I am happy to send a card. It's like a birthday cake! ;)
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Solace, United States of America
I love sending someone a happy in their box. :)
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southlittlefox, France
I'm fond of writing: your emotions on the page as love, friendship between peoples.Travel by this way and imagine that few words on a postcard or a long letter can make someone feel better or make him happy.
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Hafizaa, Malaysia
I love to share what i am doing for that day and i love to tell all about My Malaysia because by receiving a postcard from me, i consider them as my friend, i really love the idea knowing out there a friend of mine reading what i wrote at back of my postcard.
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vandea, Germany
I love to make someone happy with a lovely postcard or letter
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ArmchairTravel, United States of America
Sending postcards is a fun way to connect with other people and bring smiles to their faces.
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greengirl6, United States of America
I like to write to people to tell them about whet I live.
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hikingjes, United States of America
I write letters and postcards because it's a way to share a moment of solid connection with the spirit of another human in this world. :)
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tatitq, Philippines
To spread good vibes !
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ChicClara, Canada
I have a pleasure to write a few sentences on a card, because with the advent of electronics, it is important to keep this kind of exchange.
It makes me happy when I receive it , I imagine it's the same thing for the person who receives it.
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PenPalAnna, United States of America
To catch up on old times.
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jamesmbriggs, United States of America
Letter writing is an ancient ritual on both the sending and receiving end.
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siberia90, Russia
Making someone smile :-)
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Divergent, Turkey
to make someone feel special :)
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taorni, Spain
Just for sharing a little of happiness :)
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AmitxSahoo, India
To let them know there is something else to stay in touch other than email or a text message.
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bloom5, United Kingdom
To share some memories, happiness, life wisdom, laughter and love with people all around us, everywhere on earth ❤️
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oli0750, China
Enjoy the surprise from some one and make friends with other.It's a good way to know more about the world.
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Nina_April, Russia
To surprise a person you like and bring a smile to someone face :)
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Schnadrian, Germany
Telling someone that every rain will pass and that there's always hope and light in life!
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pamalee, United States of America
To help maintain a connection between the two of you, so that person does not fade away into someone you used to know.
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Icykat, United States of America
Above brightening someone's day upon receiving a postcard in the mail box; i'd like to think that in some small way i'm also supporting my local post office. In a day and age of emails and texts, they need all the help they can get. Postage over pixels!
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ktrayos, United States of America
when i was in bootcamp, the letters i received from my friends kept me going and that is where my love for writing letters happened. now i am a part of postcrossing and snail mail with 3 people across the globe. my daughter and i also have mailboxes we made and we leave little letters to each other!
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aberline, Australia
because everyone loves to get "real mail" in their letterbox!
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theheartoftexas, United States of America
It's just an amazing feeling to know that someone on the other side of the world that you've never met or someone you care for that you rarely see is holding something that you yourself also touched. Knowing that they receive something that is uniquely created with care for them by you.
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meanie-jay, Germany
To say how much I enjoyed meeting a friend for a meal, a visit to a museum, show, movie, a walk,..., I often write a card afterwards.
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anastasatan, Russia
To brighten someone's day, to bring positive to someone's life, to make the reciever smile c:
To make travels through time and space real, to reborn the tradition of mail, to make my love towards a person material and possible to feel even if I'm far away.
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Robin67, Austria
Sending a card or letter makes me feel as good as receiving one. ♥
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kittykawolsky, United States of America
To let someone know you are thinking about them
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inekeb, Netherlands
To hear the reaction of my international friends:"You are the only one , who is still writing letters"...
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MirjamAfra, Ireland
Sometimes just saying "I love you, your precious, you light up my day" isn't enough, by putting it on paper, sticking it in an envelope and posting it gives it that extra bit of weight, value, meaning.
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dogfan, United States of America
My favorite reason to write a letter is to share a part of my life with someone else and to learn more about them in their return letter. I love penpals!
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jolo, Germany
Share my newest discovery of how to survive well:O)
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paicontea, Germany
Connect through happiness, or sorrows... the world feels better after!
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Kemeah, United States of America
To say hi to a friend who lives far away!
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GabiLara, Brazil
To share experiences and love around the world :)
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nugget, United States of America
To let someone know that though we are far apart, they are never far from my heart.
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carolbeth, United States of America
We are all connected and the more we touch each other the better this world is. Writing is all about connecting thoughts and caring.
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smokinjo, New Zealand
To just let someone know I'm thinking of them and hopefully that makes them smile! To just connect again with someone that you might not see regularly!
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JaneMalaysia, Malaysia
To pass on positive vibes through writing!
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KaliTragus, Canada
To cheer up a friend with a doodle and a note!
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akartika, Indonesia
to give a little smile to anyone :)
Be happy everyday!
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Ming-Zhi, Taiwan
To connect with the world!
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Cate_TW, Taiwan
To prove that I exist in the world. Share with people what my daily life is all about. And spread happiness!
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paleon, Spain
To get smiles in the mailboxea!
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sharingpostcards, United States of America
To share a memory with an old friend!
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anne_daniels, Russia
I myself, when I see a letter in my mailbox, get so thrilled that I want to jump and my fingertips hurt of excitement and it always puts a smile on my face even if the day was not the best one. So when I sit down to write a letter to someone I try to put my good mood and positive vibes into every card I send. And then I hope that some random person who is living his life somewhere out there, in totally different country, with different culture and religion, will get my postcard/letter with a little piece of me and it will make him/her smile making the day a little more surprising and positive!
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maddiekp, United Kingdom
TO bring a smile, to share a memory, to share something tangible that can be seen, felt, smelt! It's a shared joy - for the writer and the receiver! :)
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ekofan, Netherlands
just to "have a little talk", and knowing some likes to read this and keep it the way they like.
giving personal attention to someone, to let someone know you care about him or her.
by knowing the bigsurprise there is even if someone has not read the letter, a personal letter in a mailbox is very precious and most of all special!
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Catugy, Germany
To write a loveletter to my boyfriend, a funletter to my sister, a niceletter to my mum for mothers day and a helloletter to my penpal in Hong Kong.
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qpoeigtr, Singapore
to hopefully brighten up someone's day with the postcards I send
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sweet20j, United States of America
I like sending my family random postcards of things. My niece and nephew LOVE getting mail addressed to them so it's always fun to see their reactions. Plus, just getting something other then bills is great!
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ankehelene, Germany
I want to say thank you from time to time to my friends because they are my friends ( Monika since Kindergarten!!!)
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rini_rinrin, Indonesia
to share the moments I have, wether its happy or sad. To make them happy too with my happy moments or to make them think that they might be luckier than me when I share my sad moments... I am writing because I am a human who is writing to human too... ^_^
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veralize, Netherlands
To letting people know they are not alone; someone, maybe from the other side of the world, thinks about you and takes the effort to write you. Immediately you feel appreciated and loved, which is one of the best feelings in the world.
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Ani94, Georgia
We Should never forget that we are all alone in this world. Sharing your feelings and ideas with random people sounds appealing. Someone, who is 10,000 miles away from you can get your postcard and smile. You can make someone's day. Spread the love ♥
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bryn31, Netherlands
Postcards and letters are tangible! There is the anticipation of opening an envelope, feeling there is something in there. And I really like how postcards offer only a limited space for a message. A limitation that can really lead to creativity!
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mfersosa, Argentina
I think it's a great way to give love. Many of my happiest moments start with receiving a letter/postcard! I want to share happiness.
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saji, Japan
I hope that someone to be happy by the letter and postcard.
I want to share the joy of daily and season of transition.
In addition, April 12 was my 40th birthday.
I thank that received a lot of postcards from my friends and Postcrosser.
I also want to celebrate everyone's birthday.
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Hohdin, Finland
To remind that I think about.
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hmthompson, United States of America
just because . . . everyone smiles in the same language
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WalkeeTalkee, Czech Republic
It fills me up, in the way I can't describe. It is just joyful, when someone writes you long, long Hurray and you are maybe more happy than he does, because you have left a lot of your personality in the card and the other appreciates it.
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ceabcowen, United States of America
It's important to me, to stay connected with friends and family by either sending a card, note, or letter. It's a chance to share, influence, or maybe leave a smile for someone I won't see on that day. It makes my day better!
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BrooklynBrett, United States of America
A written note shows respect, closeness, and time spent. Everyone loves getting a handwritten note because it is a surprise and a joy.
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CharliS, United States of America
to say I LOVE YOU!!!
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PinarElif, Turkey
Just to make someone happy
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EditKa, Czech Republic
To make someone happy and feel not alone for a while :)
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BonnMelanie, United States of America
Writing by hand slows my thoughts down so that I can be more thoughtful and present. I enjoy sending upbeat wishes of peace and happiness and sharing about my interests and something that might interest the person to whom I am writing. I try to put in a few words of French to penpals that are fluent. I also really enjoy receiving thoughtful written cards in the mail as I am fascinated by people from around the world and enjoy participating in person-to-person diplomacy!
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DJmonika, Czech Republic
I would love to keep the tradition of sending postcards alive instead of sending SMS texts and I want to know something about other places in the world and to get inspiration for my future trips around the world. Of course this hobby brings more people closer together.
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Ailie, Czech Republic
To meet new peoples from all the world and exchange joy together :-)
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Helenaka, Czech Republic
To brighten someone's day as someone usually brighten mine. :)
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iarar, Portugal
postcrossing maakes the love for writting letters, never die, with it I've made some good penpals that 'm so therilled to consider my friends even if we never saw each other, there's a connection, that would be lost if there wasn't such love for choosing the right paper, the right pen and the write words :)

And we keep each others mails
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steffilie, Germany
A letter is like a gift. Recently I wrote a pick-me-up letter to a friend to keep and only open on a “rainy“ day. And it works both ways, because I can already imagine her smile.
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thatonegoddess, United States of America
To have a conversation you might never have had before and to bring joy to somewhere around the globe. Never let the tradition die. It's so much more personal this way. It forces you to think about what you are writing.
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tijgerfarah, Netherlands
In this time off postinitieel on Twitter. .Facebook ..instagram..using computers..etc..
I Just want to use paper or postcard to write someone personaly..tell something to make contact this way it makes you ☺ when you receive a beautifull postcard from some Where over the World. 😊
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Honalee, United States of America
Our mailboxes are filled with bills and ads for things we don’t want or can’t afford – no fun! Every birthday card, thank you, thinking of you and postcard helps shift the balance back to what is important – making positive connections with people.
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castlem8, United States of America
My letters are often sent to those who are all alone in this world; those who have out lived their siblings, spouses or even children. I know that doing something simple, like taking a pen to paper and posting it in the mail can make someone's days much brighter.
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ojreiss, United States of America
I love to send someone a postcard to brighten their day! Who doesn't love getting a hand written note in the mail. Getting personal mail is always a special treat.
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PedroSantos, Portugal
When he was four years taught me to go to the post office alone and from there always got to love writing letters (when I learned to write) or see the seals of letters: D
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Sephyr, Malaysia
Writing is to bring sunshine into people's lives as you open yourself up, disregarding all vulnerabilities.
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akartika, Indonesia
To brighten someone's day!
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ukperk, United States of America
Taking time to write a note or letter to someone can make a person's day.
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moonlight24, United States of America
Wow! 588 comments already. And I will add the 589th. I send postcards to share a piece of my world with someone else.
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xiuxin, Singapore
When I write, I imagine how the words I am penning now is read only after travelling from the post office to the mail box. I find the mailing process very fascinating. And when I receive snail mail, I marvel at the fact that the message was sent from someone in the past. Imagine posting a letter to yourself. Imagine writing to someone in the future.
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Space_Serenade, Germany
I simply like to send some good wishes to a person I don't know - hoping these words might make a bad day a little better :)
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skandium, Germany
to make someone smile :-)
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Brona, Czech Republic
To make someone smile when s/he opens a letterbox and finds my postcard from Prague, Czech Rep., in it. To share a piece of my Czech life with my unknown friend ♥ and maybe to make her or his day a bit better.
I am always happy when I find this little snail-mail surprise in my letterbox and can read words from someone living in a faraway country, from a friend I've never seen... It is really a wonderful thing, this Postcrossing.
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heididonner, Japan
I like to congratulate friends on their personal achievements using my very best stationery which was chosen for me with great care.
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Raneta, Germany
To make someone smile and to wish them a happy day, even though I don't know them personally.
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mhmtmnkkl, Germany
Being able to communicate not only through words but also through they way of writing - giving character and personality - and therefore reach more people in the most beautiful manner.
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myopia, Lithuania
To send them that poem you wrote about that one time you both got lost in the middle of nowhere.
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laulau81, United Kingdom
To make some one smile through words and a lovely picture
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chemix, Germany
Writing letters and postcards is the best way to keep a friendship running and to tell someone that you remember her/him.
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Gauthon, France
To make people smile when they open the letterbox and see that someone take the time to write a letter.
I know that even if I had the worst day, when I find a letter at home I am happy again :). And I like to write to people just so they can have these little happy moments too.
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amzh87, United Kingdom
Just because. Everyone loves receiving something in the post that isn't a bill. Anything just to make them smile and their day better.
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h_deive, Latvia
To unite people across the world in this hard times.
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crystalia, Indonesia
sending a hello from other part of the world, hope it make a little joy in this busy life
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Killerwhale, Germany
A letter shows me that I'm worthy and important for the persons who wrote me. The written word takes more time and means more work than a mail.
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Apelser, South Africa
I write to various pen pals from around the world. For me, there is nothing as keeping in touch via a letter or postcard in the mail. To me, receiving a letter or postcard in the mail is more previous than receiving an email.
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mammaNilangi, Sweden
For me writing to someone is like a therapy section; you open your heart for another human being and not all of us do that face to face. That's way writing is the best medicine for the heart.
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PuzzlechickNYC62, United States of America
Receiving a postcard is getting a bird's-eye view of the world I would love to see if I had the resources to travel. In addition, I enjoy writing to others about my culture and it is much more personal than getting an email.
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ScarletWitch, Germany
To put a smile on someone's face even if they had a bad day or are having a bad and complicated time.
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caardea, Finland
To bring happiness and love around me. Small acts of kindness that can be held to fridge or somewhere anyone can see them or hidden away.
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hopeful_monster, United Kingdom
Because you never know how much your small words of kindness might mean to someone.
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Sassafrasish, United Kingdom
To give someone a little bit of joy.
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Littledaff, Hungary
To make their day and make them feel loved. Or to say "I've been to this awesome place and I was thinking about you"
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AshleyGreen221B, Belarus
I just enjoy to write and share my ideas and interests with someone. To make their day more happy and to show them,that they are valued for who they are ♥♥
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annielisa, Finland
If you don't have a courage to tell someone what you truly feel about them or how incredible important they are, then a letter or a card is a good way to express your feelings and think about what you have always wanted to say. Your message might feel unimportant or little but I can almost guarantee that the receiver don't think that way! It is always special to receive personal and handwritten messages :)
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july_vo, Germany
I love writing to put a smile on someones face when he/ she discovers my card in the mailbox.
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catherinedbc, Philippines
I write to someone because I want to leave a mark in this world. We all talk about legacies and mementos that we would leave in this world long after we're gone. We think of people like Mother Theresa or Mahatma Gandhi, remember the effect they had on people, and sometimes, wish that we can do the same. But, I believe, a small photograph, a small memory, a small letter or postcard can be as big a mark as any other. I write to someone because I want to touch as many people as possible, even if I may never get the chance to see them or meet them in my lifetime. I write to strangers because I want to make the world smaller and to leave my marks and stamps in as many places as possible.
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shootingstar7, Puerto Rico
To tell them how much I love them and how often I think about them even if we live on different continents.
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D1ana, United States of America
To delight a child and hopefully help them start a life-time long hobby
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ravioli22, Germany
It's the same reason, they told us in the video. A letter is something you actually own, you can touch it, feel it. You instantly see the effort someone put into that letter by writing a long text, choose thoughtfull words, put on some creativity like stamps, stickers, tape... And somehow, this piece of art simultaneously is always a bit of the sender himself. They gave away something special. It's amazing to see how enlighten it is to receive a letter. You always smile and feel better. I have a penpal, and everytime a letter arrives from her, I still feel the joy about it days later... and it's the same with her.

At the Month of Letters Challenge in Feb. I wrote a bunch of stuff to people I don't usaly intend to write, and the reactions about it where amazing. So, keep_on|write_on
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goldstar29, United States of America
just reaching out and letting someone know you love them. everyone likes getting something fun in the mail!
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Kvestr, Czech Republic
"Correspondence equals being half present."
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awkwardnative, United States of America
To communicate in an alternative and olden way!
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BernadineL, Ireland
Because we are all connected. It is Love in paper form
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