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Blog > 150 Years of Postcards - highlights

As promised, here are a few more highlights from the postcards received to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards. All of these make us happy, whether for the text, image, or perhaps for their surprising execution! You can click the images to make them bigger.

150 years of postcards - highlights

Marta from Spain sent us the postcard on the left, bearing a simple but meaningful message, with charming hand-painted decorations. On the right, a handmade postcard from Mary in Russia, who mentions enjoying the opportunity to make unique postcards for her recipients and practice her English skills on the cards she sends out.

150 years of postcards - highlights

This next postcard was handmade by Jessica from the USA and it contains little stars that jiggle when you shake the card! Her message on the back is equally nice and reads: “Postcards have truly let me meet and learn from all walks of life. They help me find my fellow peacemakers. Although the internet helps connect, the emotional investment of sending and receiving a physical correspondence is a true joy no email, comment or like can duplicate.”

150 years of postcards - highlights

Here are two more postcards that made us swoon, from Steffi in France on the left, and Barbara in the Netherlands on the right. Aren’t they exquisite? We love it when people add a little extra something to the message side, and these small illustrations are really sweet.

150 years of postcards - highlights

Liudmyla from Ukraine knitted this cute postman bear, carrying lots of mail to celebrate the big 150th anniversary. What a treasure!

150 years of postcards - highlights

Erika from the Philippines wrote a long and thoughtful message about the joy that postcards bring her at the end of a long commute, and how they broaden her horizons. Daria from Russia, on the right, drew these perfect mailboxes and wrote about postcards being a concise expression of friendship.

150 years of postcards - highlights

We’ve also received a few shaped postcards, but this one was particularly surprising… it’s a party plate! Tali sent it from the USA, with a fitting message: “Postcards are like mailing a smile”. 😍

And that’s a wrap on the 150 years of postcards posts! We’re planning to post more images on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) throughout the coming months, so keep an eye on those if you’d like to see more of these postcards.

So, for the big reveal: we received a total of 1141 postcards! Keep an eye on your mailbox ceabcowen, your guess was the closest and we’ll be mailing you a little surprise.

And last but not least, thank you everyone for your enthusiastic participation in this project. It was an honor to celebrate this historical milestone with all of you, and we hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Onwards, to another year of adventures and happy mail stories!

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28 comments so far

MirjamW, Netherlands
Wow, these are all beautiful postcards! I love all the postcards that I receive, but handmade postcards are so special!!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
These postcards are amazing, one and each of them!
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Kristi-D, United States of America
Thanks for sharing, so we can Postcrossers' wonderful creativity and be inspired with what we send!
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Maikind16, Switzerland
All these cards are so incredibly creative and beautiful! As a matter of fact, they change my mind: I was just about to quit postcrossing because recently so many of my cards have been lost while I received some rather loveless cards.
However, Postcrossing does mean sharing smiles, knowledge and ultimately peace - so I won't give up!
Thanks for sharing these beauties!
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freezeframe03, United States of America
Wonderful, wonderful postcards!
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Angeldreamer, United States of America
Beautiful cards! I love when people take the time to draw on the back because I am not talented in drawing at all!
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Jacque53, United States of America
Wow....I am impressed with all these wonderful and creative postcards!!
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alison41, South Africa
Such a joy to see more of these creative and inspirational cards.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Postcrossers are special people. ❤️
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Gen24, United States of America
I think I speak for all Postcrossers in saying a huge THANK YOU to all the postcrossing team members. You have created something special and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful postcards and bringing us such joy in seeing what other nice people do when they are grateful. :) You are all so awesome.
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mellika, Germany
Wow, amazing!
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ALFAVIT, Russia
Wow! It is very, very beautiful. I honestly received an aesthetic shock.
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Bossmare, United States of America
Wow! That's a lot of postcards! Glad to have participated! bossmare
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formulae_1984, China
great!!!
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Flippie, Canada
Happy Post-crossing for everyone, because without you and me, it was never happen....... Con-grads for the winners, they look great and con-grads for the person how the number guessing!
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giorgina80, Italy
Wow they are all special and wonderful😍
all very good
i love handmade cards💕
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saikat_das, India
Fantastic! Really nice and fascinating postcards. Congratulations to all, who put their time, effort and creativity in celebrating the 150 years of postcards in such a beautiful manner.
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geminiscp, Portugal
Sooooo cute details!!!! This was in fact a great challenge! :)
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Mirfi, Australia
Amazing creations! Hand made cards like this are incredible!
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Liudmila0304, Ukraine
Thank you, it was a wonderful celebration in honor of the 150th anniversary of the postcard. Thank you for letting us be a part of this holiday. I was glad to participate in it. I wish you all happiness and good miracles from life.
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Knerq, United States of America
So many cool postcards!
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chinhxitrum, Vietnam
2 postcards from AC Tavira - Portugal are so lovely and sweet! The knitting postcard is amazing also! The receiver must be over the moon with these postcards! ❤️
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Dragondust, United States of America
Those postcards are so pretty! :)
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Hakuna56, Germany
Erstaunlich was die Post alles Transportiert und dann auch noch ankommt! Die Handmade Postkarten machen Laune da mal ausprobieren zu wollen. Ich finde dieses Projekt nach wie vor toll
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flowersilk, Russia
Beautiful cards!
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Darcey1, South Africa
❤ I love them
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lelers, Ukraine
How to find out which card is the most popular?Where?
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ned44440, Ireland
All the hightlights are wonderful. Postcrossers are a very creative bunch.
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