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Late last year, Deutsche Post and Berlin’s Museum for Communications launched a video competition themed “Why do we still write letters?”, where people could post videos explaining the charm of written mail. They got over 400 video submissions, which you can see on their YouTube channel. They’re sweet, touching stories of why we still put pen to paper to write to to each other.

We only heard about the competition once it was over, but were happily surprised to find a video about Postcrossing among the entries! Have a look:

Johannes (aka joze-post) made this charming video, which does a great job of portraying the randomness of Postcrossing. He didn’t win the competition… but he stole our hearts with the cheerful music and fun details about some of the postcards. Well done Johannes! :)

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76 comments so far

deMol, Netherlands
Nice video :). I enjoyed watching it !!
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rosenbusch, Germany
Great!!!
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Jesterday, Netherlands
That was wonderful and so upbeat :-) Great job!
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Jess-Cee, Netherlands
It's a winner to me!
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GoCindy, United States of America
Very entertaining. Thank you!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Lovely and truly represents the shower of images-messages-surprises we get!
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Geminiscp, Portugal
Awesome! :)
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HM, Netherlands
Marjet is right. The dresses are awful.
Nice video! Nice blog.
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foxfires, United Kingdom
Fantastic!
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MissPatitav, Spain
I enjoyed the video very much. It explains exactly what Postcrossing is
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jm1122, United States of America
Perfectly done!
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Bille, Germany
Yes, that's postcrossing. Great video!
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Tjoks, South Africa
Wonderful! Keep in mind there are postcrossers in Africa too ☺
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ned44440, Ireland
Wonderful. The winning videos must have been spectacular!!!
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Ramya, United States of America
So happy for this:) Postcrossing does bring us all together...
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Leopold_Uganda, Uganda
too good :)
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AmitxSahoo, India
Awesome Video!!
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loda84, Slovakia
very nice :) Happy postcrossing!
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LauraLynne, United States of America
That was fun to view!
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JaniszAlex, Poland
Very nice! :)
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Kereru, New Zealand
Enjoyed the video :) Nicely done!
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Ninocas, Portugal
Loved it!
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Kaoutar21, Morocco
Awesome and entertaining video! But I won't deny I was expecting at least one postcard from Africa. This is the magic of postcrossing, it's universal!
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freezeframe03, United States of America
Love this! There are some fun ideas for things to write about on our cards.
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Arviedie, Netherlands
Great video, glad to be part of it all!
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idus, Germany
This is really cool! :)
Well done.
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ripco2, Canada
This was great!
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karinoswald, Sweden
It seems that the creator of this has used their own received postcards, which would explain the absence of African cards.
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tropicalparagon, Trinidad and Tobago
Lovely video. Very creative and I especially loved the occasional comments from the senders that came with postcards.
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wanderfrolics, United States of America
Very nice job! :-)
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riazkhan4880, India
Very interesting :) Lovely video.
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Jaaba, Sweden
well done
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nadaozhongguoxin, United States of America
I think my two favorite cards he showed were the Bulgarian shape/map card and the Lenin card! Amazing video!
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Pepitot, Switzerland
Love it, thanks
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Nigella, Netherlands
Very nice! Well done!
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harrickson, United States of America
Well-done! Enjoyed your video creation!
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Emess, South Africa
Stunning.very impressive
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Hasip, Belgium
Very nice one :) :) :)
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Blogger, United States of America
Thank you for sharing this :D It was fun to watch!
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kugusch, Germany
If he hasn't received anything from AFrica yet, he can't put it in a project of HIS received cards....
It's a really awesome video...thanks for sharing!
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DorotheeSifi, Germany
That´s a great idea! Bravo, joze-post!
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moonlight-dancer, Germany
i love it! it captures so well what postcrossing is about :)
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svnnymoon, France
Awesome video! :)
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tulipan7, Croatia
Great video, I loved it... Makes me wish to go through all the cards I've received so far and collect similar trivia...
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Chris_Hunter, Germany
What a great video! This is how I feel when I open my letterbox just to find another Postcrossing card in it :)
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L-chan, Germany
That's truly beautiful! (:
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Anori, Germany
Great video!
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jenmac75, United States of America
I really like the video.
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maleko, United States of America
That was magical.
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BarbSchmidt, United States of America
Just watching this puts a smile on your face!
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SonnieS, Germany
Super, great video, well done!!!!
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Roadrunner73, Germany
Wonderful.
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Tetsuko, Germany
Very charming. Love it!
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DeannaAng, United States of America
Beautiful and charming video! Perfectly sums up Postcrossing (:
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mounten, Italy
Great!!!Well done I love it Ciao
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rousita, Mexico
Thanks for sharing this very cute and fun video about postcards! I loved how Johannes included a little comment about some of the cards he has received. I loved it all! And of course, it's a way of sharing our love to paper mail :D
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nonamebabygirl2015, Canada
90 cents? Here in Canada it's $2.50 + $0.85 - $1.00 per postcard. Canada's post office should be ashamed.

The video was great though! =)
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jjkeim, United States of America
Thank you! What fun!
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friesendeern, Germany
Awesome video! I love it! ♥♥♥
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Loli-ts, Spain
All the charm and pleasure of postcrossing in 2:43 seconds! thank you Johannes, and postcrossing staff for sharing it (and doing it possible).
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songster, Finland
It is just great. I love it ❤️
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Soapqueen, Germany
What a pleasure!
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Mister1975, Germany
Thanks for the video. Yes 90c can connect the world :D
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Twinklestar85, Germany
Great... You should have been the winner :-) very creative
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zwergi, Germany
A great way of promoting our hobby and to share the idea of learning more about the world through postcards.
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42kg, Russia
Awesome video!
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LoveToCook, Netherlands
Just loved it!!!!!
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LyngstadFan, Germany
I really love it!!! It makes me smile :) Thanks for sharing!
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harpseal, Norway
Nice video, great work, Johannes :-)
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Kat_44, United States of America
That was fun! Thank you, Johannes, for sharing!!
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kamikm, United States of America
Wonderfully done!! :-D
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betslets, United States of America
It's too bad we in the Postcrossing community did not have a vote. Johannes is a winner in our book, for sure. How about an encore...I could watch more of the same video. Thanks for sharing.
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saji, Japan
I love it! :)
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pucky, Netherlands
Very well done, I like to see the real spirit in it!
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browntrout, Germany
He deserves an ambassador batch ;-)
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Flippie, Canada
I looooove it, Anneke /Flippie from Victoria BC
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