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We’ve written about postcards and weddings on the blog before (here or here), but these sweet stories keep showing up on our inbox, so we thought it was time for a new roundup of these happy moments.

The first story comes from Portugal! When Teresa (aka Tenar) learned that her close friends were going to get married, she invited the Postcrossing community to surprise them with messages from around the world. She enlisted the help of her friend Sofia (aka suphiia), and together they collected over 100 postcards and even little gifts and drawings which were offered to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Everyone was moved by the kind wishes and the thoughtfulness was put into this wonderful gift.

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Zijie (aka zijie) from China and Karsten (aka dagonno) from Germany) met through Postcrossing back March 2014, exchanged some postcards back and forth… and the rest is history, as they say! They got married in July this year in Denmark, and sent a few postcards from there to mark their special day. Karsten’s sister even designed a big round postcard for the occasion too, which was signed by all the guests — a very nice souvenir!

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And the last story comes from Albert and Cassey (aka albertcass) in Malaysia, who also got married in July this year! In the months prior to their wedding, they collected 160 postcards with messages of all kinds, from lyrics of romantic songs, to Bible verses, to practical marriage advice. The love shown by fellow Postcrossers was just immense so the couple, as promised, displayed the cards during their wedding which also featured postcards as the main theme. Here’s how it looked:

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Awww… so many sweet displays of love and generosity. Congratulations to all the newlyweds, and thank you for sharing your special days with us! We love to hear all the creative ways in which postcrossers use their postcards, and how they’re included in your special days, so please keep sending them our way. And now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have something in my eye… 😭

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53 comments so far

167marina, Russia
Oh, that's so beautiful and wonderful!
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TommesD, Germany
Great Ideas :)
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Maramela, Germany
What a wonderfull idea πŸŽˆπŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
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MarinaLi, Sweden
Absolutely amazing! Love this! β™₯
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ned44440, Ireland
Absolutely fantastic πŸ’. Wonderful stories πŸ’‘ and it is great to read about them. It is amazing just how many ways thus hobby of ours can enhance our lives ☺
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Great stories! Loved to read about postcrossers' love!
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Cazstars89, United Kingdom
Beautiful 😍
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mounten, Italy
How sweet!!!! Lovely storys!!!
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Gia4, Germany
Very beautiful!
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Tenar, Portugal
I would like to thank you all postcrossing users that contributed to CΓ‘tia and Nuno's surprise. They were delighted about it. Thank you again for your kindness. This is one of the many reasons that make this project amazing and special.
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NIDUSKA, Finland
NiceπŸ’œπŸ’œβ˜€πŸŒ΄
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zomertje, Netherlands
Beautiful story's
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honeybee, Austria
So sweet stories. I wish all these couples happy and healthy life!
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Kazbug, Australia
What a lovely idea. I sent a postcard to a couple getting married somewhere on the continent last year. In return, I got a postcard from the bride & grooms relations in London.
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CherryDarling, Germany
Oooh I think I've got something in my eye, too!
Lovely stories, wishing the newlyweds all the very best for their future!

In Switzerland, there are several wedding games with postcards, for exemple letting the guests write their wishes on postcards and then send them away on balloons, hoping the finder will return to the couple.

Another game was having the guests write their wishes plus a particular invitation of their choice (like dinner, tea or coffee) and the bride's sister would send them to the couple during the following year, with the invitation to be redeemed.

A new one I encountered this year was picking a card with an indicated calender week and having to send it to the couple in this particular week next year, with a personal message of course.

My sister is planning on getting married next year, too, and I'm already thinking of doing something with postcards for her!
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RhuLee, Indonesia
Wish this on my wedding day.
But who'll arrange it πŸ˜‚
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Sfander, Canada
It doesn't get any nicer than that! Loved the stories and I'm sending good wishes and happiness the the couples.
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Knitchic54, Australia
So sweet! Congratulations and I hope your marriage is very happy!
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FABIO, Brazil
interesting
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alison41, South Africa
A heart-warming story. Wishing the couples a long and happy life together.
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iphoto, Australia
LπŸ’šve conquers all❣️
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cspt, United States of America
I was excited to see the picture of Albert and Cassey, as I was fortunate to send them a card as they approached their wedding. Congratulations, lovely couple!
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Garee, China
Beautiful 😍😍
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lynn1919, Malaysia
Lovely!!
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sacdalton, United States of America
So many wonderful ideas and sharing of love!
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Carmelite, United States of America
How wonderful! Isn't this what Postcrossing is all about -- brightening the day of someone else?
Blessings to all the happy couples, their loved ones and Postcrossers everywhere!
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LuSays, United Kingdom
Congratulations to all the newlyweds!
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wifetoalineman, United States of America
These are so beautiful love stories and postcrossers made it even more eventful. Congratulations to the newly weds and wish you more love.
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Jacque53, United States of America
What wonderful stories! All my best wishes to these couples πŸ‘«.

I wish I were getting married again, as I would love to do something like that :).
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jess-cee, Netherlands
my thank-you-card to everybody who was at my wedding: https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/NL-1819879
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Teacherette, Germany
The German Postcrossing community also joined in surprises for newly-weds, such as a photo album with a bride and groom pictured in different places of the world or a mother who collected cards for her daughter and her son-in-law. Perhaps you came across that story in the German-speaking group on Facebook, Ana.
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eenasaurus, United States of America
This is so cool! I love this so much
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ConstantGardener, United States of America
Congratulations to The Newly Weds!! These very sweet stories are just wonderful ! Wishing you All the Best In The World !
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@Teacherette: I did not, but I would love to hear it! 😍 Please send us the link when you have a bit of time.
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TalhaKhan, Pakistan
So who's going to "partner" me to be the latest entry in this list? ;)
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justicepirate, United States of America
How adorable and wonderful!
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Nzqu, Finland
I just love this kind of love stories, especially the one of Zijie and Karsten. Congratulations to all couples!
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zijie, Germany
Thanks a lot to you all for the congratulations :)
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triplightly, United States of America
Many postcrossers showed kindness by sending postcards for my daughter's wedding back in February this year. She and my son-in-law said it was one of their favorite gifts. I was touched by the generosity and thoughtfulness of my "postcard family".
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JILL_D, United States of America
I love a love story! Thanks for sharing all of these postcard love tales. I have come across a few requests for wedding wishes and I am always happy to oblige. Best of luck to all of the couples.
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betslets, United States of America
Another wonderful blog story. We need this kind of Sunshine in a world which seems full of sadness. Thank you to the couples for sharing their weddings.
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JennyAssis, Brazil
I also asked postcrossing friends to send me postcards for me to use in my wedding decor. It was beautiful!
I got married on October 13 of that year.
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k3, Japan
I was very impressed. It is a wonderful activity
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RULeon, Russia
It is very beautiful story )))))
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Elizabhet, Russia
Wow!!!!!!🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩
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suegathman, United States of America
I'm planning my wedding for this coming May, and just changed my profile to request cards with wedding images / advice on a happy marriage and that sort of thing :) ... can't wait to put a display together!
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mitchyap, Malaysia
Oh! Is so sweet. Congratulations to The Newly Weds and others who planning to getting marriage soon.
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
waooo so pretty - thanks to the POSTCROSSING-
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kimbufeys, Belgium
This is such a sweet post!
I knew the postcrossing community is full of love and joy, and this is another proof of that!

I was at a German wedding three years ago and we had to pick a postcard with an indicated calender week on it. Then we had to send it to the couple in this particular week the next year, with a personal message.
The bride became a postcrosser in the next year after I recommended it to her, because she loved receiving the cards, but also wanted to send cards to people!
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PostcardsFromCLE, United States of America
This is so lovely! My husband and I wed last year and did a travel theme for our wedding. Instead of a guest book, I scoured flea markets and antique stores and bought a lot of old and vintage postcards for our guests to write their well wishes on and leave them in an old, beat up leather suitcase. One of our friends kept a bunch of them and after a year later, there are a few that pop up in our mailbox!
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Flippie, Canada
What an Amazing stories! I love to be married for 29 years now and I love postcards....
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la_luna_pusa, Philippines
Thank you for this post. It has given me ideas on what gifts to send to my soon-to-be married friends next year.
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Luluz, Finland
If I would get married now, postcrossing would surely play a part in my wedding..
I have been sending post cards to couples getting married soon, it is a good idea to spread this magnificent hobby to all....
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