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So many meetings, so little time! We’re way overdue in telling you about all the cool Postcrossing meetups we’ve been hearing from, so here are three recent events that postcrossers have organized and written to us about. We hope they inspire you to join or organize your own local meetup!

Postcrossing Anniversary Meetups in Indonesia 🇮🇩

Last month, the Indonesian community celebrated Postcrossing’s 14th birthday by organizing meetings in 11 different cities around the country — isn’t that awesome?! Look at this cool mashup that they’ve made with photos of all the meetings:

Anniversary Meetups in Indonesia

There’s happy people, cake and balloons… looks like a real birthday party! Lots of postcrossers in the cities of Batam, Medan, Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Malang, Makassar and Tenggarong enjoyed spending time together, talking, snacking and writing postcards, of course! You can see more of their meeting photos on this page.

China Bullet Train Meetup Series 🇨🇳

The idea for this unusual series of meetups came from Bin Xu (aka bishopet) who is a super fan of trains and postcards! To combine the two, he contacted 8 postcrossers from 8 different cities along the China Bullet Train route, in Shenyang, Shandong, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Dongguan and Hong Kong. Meetings were organized in all these cities throughout the month of June, each one with a different postcard featuring the bullet train.

China Bullet Train Meetup Series
Nizhny Novgorod Postcrossing Meeting 🇷🇺

About three weeks ago, 74 postcrossers from 29 Russian cities got together in Nizhny Novgorod to share their love of postcards with the world! Over the weekend, they wrote and sent almost 2000 postcards — but most importantly, they got the chance meet and get to know each other. Russia is a huge country and for many postcrossers, this was the first chance they got to meet some of the people that they had only previously known online or through postcards. They even had a special postmark made for the event, along with a little mobile post office by Russian Post that allowed everyone to mail their cards immediately. It looks like a lot of fun!

Nizhny Novgorod Postcrossing Meeting Nizhny Novgorod Postcrossing Meeting Nizhny Novgorod Postcrossing Meeting

Deers are a symbol of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, and this cute one is the mascot of the local Postcrossing group. These photos are by Anna (aka AnnaRybakova_79), and you can see many more on this page.

That’s all for now! If you’ve been in a nice meetup recently, send us some photos and let us know how it went — we’d love to hear about it. 🙂 And if you’re thinking of joining or organizing a meetup, consider October 1st as a potential date, and join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the postcard!

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40 comments so far

Gen24, United States of America
So cool, guys! I really love those photos and I hope that you all had fun at your meet-ups!!! It's so cool to see postcrossers all over the world having fun meet-ups and enjoying themselves!!! I will attend my first meet-up in November, so I am really excited to see what it's all about!! And I will definitely be sending a postcard to 150 years of postcards in Portugal. :)
Keep sending postcards and organizing fun meet-ups, guys!
Postcrossers unite!
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KoJep, Indonesia
Greeting from Indonesia
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Restu_Amalia, Indonesia
Happy to be part of postcrossing community ♥️
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Wakabeee, Japan
I hope a meeting will be held around where i live! X-D
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Tranchile, Guernsey
I love receiving ‘Meet up’ cards and have had some truly lovely ones from around the world. 🇬🇬📮
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fisherman, Ireland
Glad to see so many meetups and that Postcrossers are reaching out to meet like minded people and talk about their common interest of postcards
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geminiscp, Portugal
Lovely pictures, congratulations, everyone! :)
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CorgiGirl, United States of America
How exciting! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.
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SunWenjun, China
Greeting from China 🇨🇳
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manbol, India
Greetings and Congrats ! Anybody from Russia having this card, I will be eager to get one of this card as Russia is my collecting Country! Contact me if you are interested in a swap.
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JoDennis, United States of America
This whole Postcrossing phenomenon is so amazing to me!
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
so great ;
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vlada_123, Russia
Hello from Russia!
:)
so cool!
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Alexander9179, Russia
https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/RU-7432931
Today I was delivered to one of the Nizhny Novgorod Gazelles from this meeting!
ОМОНсити рулет! Мне сегодня доставлена одна из нижегородских Газелей, с этой встречи!
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Giansa, Italy
👍🏻🖖🏻😘
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Crystalinne, United States of America
This is so lovely. I enjoyed reading about, and viewing the pictures of these people meeting. 💌📬
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Flippie, Canada
I love what everyone is doing with everyone to everyone for everyone.
Keep going and enjoy!
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rcornelison, United States of America
I got to go to one last year here in Oklahoma USA for first time and had lots of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Loved the great pictures of around the world meetups.
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lostresviajeros, Austria
Very nice! Soo good that Postcrossing brings together people from all over the world peacefully! Thank you!
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sonataca, United States of America
Fantastic pictures! Can't wait to host one here!
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Stevyy, Austria
Meetups are such great fun, esp. as my family and friends can't understand the fascination and charm of postcards and postcrossing.

I host (mini ones) four times a year - totally worth the (small) effort.
Of course, you all are welcome to come by (next time 21st of September; a warm-up-party for the big birthday events, so to say).
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beesknees, United States of America
Wow, these photos are really cool.
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Wendy-xiaowen, China
meeting ups are always so cool!
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Lario, France
Belle carte postale
Avec toutes ces signatures
Je reviens sur le postcrossing et je suis ravie de voir toutew ces belles choses
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BeckyS, United States of America
Meet-ups are great fun. If you ever get a chance to go to one, please do. I dream of someday attending one in another country.
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Robin67, Austria
I received one of those precious cards, thank you very much Alla1958! ♥
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Demmi, Romania
So cool!
Cheers from Brasov!
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GayeDoreen, United States of America
I’m going to be in Russia in September! So sad I missed the one there. 😕
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Sfander, Canada
Fantastic!!! Cheers to Indonesia's 14th Postcrossing Birthday parties, the wonderful China Bullet Train route idea for meetups and for Russia's huge gathering and amazing postmark. What a great post this is!
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Trekkie_Gal, United States of America
Wow - those are some big groups! The biggest meetup I've ever been to was around 12-15 people.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
The experience to share the love for Postcrossing with fellows in meetups is unbelievable.
Strongly recommended.
No matter if there is a huge number of postcrossers or just few of them.
Go for it.
It is easy, there's no rules. Make yours and enjoy!
(we have meetups in Brazil and they are all fantastic)
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Prealsatez, United Kingdom
Thank you to my dear postcrossing friend Olga for sending me one of those beautiful meet up cards it looked like it was an amazing event !
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elanj123, United States of America
OMG, 74 people, is that a record???
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Mom_s_sweet, Russia
It's great that such meetings are taking place! The day before yesterday I received a postcard from a meeting in Nizhny Novgorod! Thank you my dear!
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VasiliyMusakin, Russia
We got the card from one of the China Bullet Train Meetup!
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Sunny_cat2154, Belarus
I've recieved the postcard from this meetup! ssoooooo happy c:
Получила открытку с мероприятия с: спасиииибо с: она такая красивая ♥
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Sandypandy, South Africa
I wish they came here, but i know why they dont. I still love this web soo much! I have met many pen pals one has become my best friend!
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cherlita, Indonesia
That was so fun. Happy anniversary postcrossing!
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Gen24, United States of America
Happy to be a part of postcrossing!
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Elineide, Brazil
My God, I wanted so much that here in Brazil, precisely in Fortaleza, these encounters took place. I wanted so much to strengthen and maintain friendships with people in love with postcards. All this is very beautiful
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