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Blog > Postcards for a good cause: 2018 results are here!

March at last! We’ve been anxiously waiting for this day to finally reveal how many postcards for a good cause were sent from Germany 🇩🇪 last December. Are you ready to find out? Here goes…

Send a postcard!
Postcrossers in Germany sent a total of 89,777 postcards during December, raising €8,977.70 for Stiftung Lesen!

Hurray! Congratulations to all postcrossers for this record-breaking achievement! 2018 was the best year yet in all the years we’ve been running the Cards for Literacy campaign with Deutsche Post. We really admire the dedication of our many German members — whether you’ve sent 1 or 100 postcards throughout December, they’re all appreciated.

And of course, every postcard has a sender and a receiver, and they’re both part of each exchange — so thank you to all the recipients as well. Your prompt registration of all these postcards also contributed to this record.

And last but not least, a huge thank you to Deutsche Post, for collaborating with Postcrossing and standing by their commitment to improve literacy in Germany every year. Hurray! 🎉

All that is left to do is for Paulo to run his magic script to choose the winners of this year’s prizes. If you’re in Germany and participated in this campaign, keep an eye on your email — if you won a prize, you’ll receive a notification shortly! 😊

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52 comments so far

Willi, Germany
Good job !!!
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-Bille-, Germany
Woohoo! Great! What an outstanding result.
Thanks to all who sent and registered cards.
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Beat, Germany
Thank you to all the receivers of my cards that they registered them soon to be counted for the campaign!
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Inselfreundin, Germany
As I'm working in a library and know the work of the "Stiftung Lesen" very well, I'm very pleased by this result. They really do a good job helping children to become vivid readers. Thanks to all.
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geminiscp, Portugal
Amazing!! Good job, everyone!!!! :)
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Lox, Germany
If anyone wants to double up the amount of money Stiftung lesen is getting, here are the bank details:

Stiftung Lesen
IBAN: DE24 5519 0000 0009 3939 35
BIC: MVBMDE55
Mainzer Volksbank

Deutsche Post is giving a large amount of money and if we all gave just a few Euro more it would be tremendous.
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Inger71, Norway
Good job!! 👏👏👏
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rinadutoit, South Africa
Congratulations Germany!!!!!!!
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xtlera, Germany
This is great! 😍
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ned44440, Ireland
Absolutely wonderful. Well done to everyone and good to the winners. Everyone's a winner 😁🙋
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CorgiGirl, United States of America
Great job!!
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yacine12, Algeria
Thank you
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Charmingmotherof7, United States of America
Wonderful results! I am very glad to have received my cards from Germany. Love to all
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tendoriana, United States of America
Amazing job!
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Gia4, Germany
Cool :)
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mysweetlife63, United States of America
WooHoo! Great job!!!
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Sidolix, Germany
Yes, we did it again, with more cards ever...!
Good feeling !
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AmitxSahoo, India
It is a really good thing. Congrats to all German Postcrossers!!
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Sfander, Canada
Congratulations for a great job! I knew how important it was to get the cards registered and did it a.s.a.p. Then, requested more cards and I hoped for a German address and often got them. Well done!!
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Feuerfunke, Germany
wohooooo!!!!

what a very big amount! Thank you all - sender and receiver!
it was a lot of fun to write many many christmas cards and send them out to the world :D
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Jenzeestyle, United States of America
AMAZING
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NIDUSKA, Finland
thank you
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sarahcprice, United States of America
Congratulations, Germany friends! You should be very proud of yourselves!!
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packrat, Germany
December was one of the weakest months for me. I would have liked to send and receive more cards. Nevertheless, I am happy to have contributed a small amount. Thanks to all who contributed to this success!
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Gen24, United States of America
Congrats Germany! That is amazing. You Germans get stuff done!
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nicetry1974, Germany
I am sad, I only sent 23 cards in December together with both my accounts. I hoped I had sent more ... :(
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CrimsonKing, United States of America
Awesome job Germany!! Proud of you!!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Wow! German postcrossers are amazing!
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emwatz, Canada
Congrats Germany!!! Another great example why I'm glad I joined this awesome community!! What a great cause!! 👏🏻👏🏻
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mounten, Italy
Well done job Germany, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N !!!!!!
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rroychang, Taiwan
Amazing Germany, I know why i will received more and more cards in my mail box. Thanks again.
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Jecaly, Germany
I'm happy: my 25 postcards reached their goal just in time.
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Knerq, United States of America
Awesome! Stiftung Lesen seems like a great organization.
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Luluz, Finland
❤️ 🌹
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elanj123, United States of America
WOW, great job everyone !!!
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LuSays, United Kingdom
That is brilliant!
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MerlinM, Germany
That is great. Unfortunately 3 of my cards did not arrive in time. But 63 did and that makes me happy. Thanks to all who registered the postcards in time. :-D
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vlada_123, Russia
Oh, congratulations to the German Postcrossing participants! In 2018, I received and sent many postcards to Germany. Congratulations to the one who gets the prize!
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Fireblossom, Germany
I always save up all my free adresses and some money for stamps for this project :) Love to take part! 42 cards this year, more and more each year :) Feels good to do two good things at once! Thanks for making it possible :)
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Bowyum, Australia
Congratulations to the nineteen people who sent me cards from Germany in December :)
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Miguel-Isaias, Portugal
During December, I received 23 cards from Germany.
Amazing!
Great job!
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Francesca419, United States of America
What a great cause! Congratulations to all the participants!!! Job Well Done!!!!
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jeroenvberlo, Netherlands
Great news. Well done German Postcrossers.
I was very glad to register the cards.
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Demmi, Romania
Congratulations Germany!
Wir gratulieren Deutschland!
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HelloaRaa, Indonesia
Awesome! Germany
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fisherman, Ireland
Nice Work Germany !
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teamug, Germany
I am glad that the Deutsche Post supports this good project while liaising with Postcrossing.
It's a great collaboration....
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rlbucky, United States of America
Awesome!!!
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Salexander, United States of America
Good job everyone, this seems like a fun and great fundraiser. It would be nice to chart how the numbers have progressed over the years, not sure how long it has been going on. It may even inspire more interaction!
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-Bille-, Germany
@Salexander: In the German Forum you can find stats about the campaign:
https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=111254#pid8232936
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olme55, Germany
Whow, do it again :-) !!!
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
so pretty halo--
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