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Can you feel the excitement in the air? Postcrossing 15th anniversary is coming up soon…

For almost a decade and a half, our community has been diligently mailing postcards and trusting that these will slowly but surely make their way into the recipient’s mailboxes… but what do these mailboxes look like? How does YOUR mailbox look like?

On Postcrossing’s 15th anniversary, we have a mission for you: show the world your own happy mailbox! Grab a camera and your postcards, and take a selfie with your mailbox (ie, the place where you receive your postcards). Then, upload it to our wall of awesomeness! 😍

Here, Paulo and I will go first:

Show us your happy mailbox!

Now we want to see YOUR mailboxes in their full, colorful glory… and your smiles as well!

📮 Add your mailbox!

You have until July 14 to join the fun – go go go! Upload your photo and join the celebration! 🎉

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52 comments so far

tendoriana, United States of America
I have the most depressing mailbox ever ;) I'll add it today!
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Rei, Germany
That's a great idea! Can't wait to see all the happy smiles and mailboxes. Personally, I drop off my cards at the post office for hand cancellations, so no mailbox pic from me. :)
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@Rei By mailbox, we mean the place where you receive your mail. Everyone has one! :)
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Rei, Germany
@meiadeleite Oh, you mean my own mailbox, haha. Yes indeed, I have one. :D
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steffanbno, United Kingdom
Added a selfie with my Postbox my sister (SammBeanie) made me for my 30th birthday a couple of years ago :D
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PilotOne, Portugal
Great idea! I'll show the world my mailbox soon!
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at61, Italy
What a really fantastic idea!
After such a difficult period, I will be happy to contribute with a happy mailbox (hoping to be able to cheer it up at least a little ...)
A big hug to all postcrossers from Rome, Italy.
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aerobear, United States of America
My mailbox is plain and black, but the postcards today were so colorful! Happy to add my mailbox selfie to the gallery — Happy Birthday, Postcrossing!
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KoJep, Indonesia
Nice idea to celebrate Postcrossing Birthday
Happy birthday
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Tranchile, Guernsey
I like most people here just have a small white pvc or wooden letterbox in the door so no exciting mailboxes like some countries have.
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@aerobear @Tranchile No matter how plain your mailboxes may be (like ours is), we still want to see them! :) They're our little windows to the world!
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Lavonq, Poland
Sniff I don't have a mailbox, I get mail from a postman to the hand. I miss the times when I lived in a block of flats and I could go down to the mailbox every day and see if there is something to me!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@Lavonq Maybe your postman would be amenable to taking a photo with you, for the special occasion? :)
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Herkenbe, Germany
Great idea.
Where we can see all uploaded cards including mine?
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@Herkenbe Just click the links on the post, or go to:

https://www.postcrossing.com/15years
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Gen24, United States of America
So awesome! I need to do this!!! =)
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Wow, great idea to see smile faces around the world with the (almost) final destination of our postcards! I will upload mine.
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ned44440, Ireland
I've put up a picture of my lovely Postwoman Aibhin delivering today's post to my letterbox. Aibhin is a wonderful lady and will marry my best friend's son in 2022.
This is a wonderful way to celebrate 15 glorious years of Postcrossing.
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ChaelaMonstah, United States of America
Happy Birthday, Postcrossing! Thank you for the many years of a happy mailbox and many smiles! ❤️
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gmangiamele, United States of America
Happy Anniversary Postcrossing!! You have provided the remarkable and fantastic experience on earth!
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Flippie, Canada
Hi everyone, you see me soon on the wall of awesomeness. I will take my husband down this Saturday to take a picture from our mailbox with me, OK.
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greenskull, Russia
I ❤❤❤ Postcrossing!
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Gummu, India
So good to see you both :). This gives me an idea for my mailbox, which is prettttty dull right now. Will post the "after"! And as always, thank you and thank goodness for what you've started.
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yudi, Indonesia
I haven't check my PO Box for 3 months and 11 days because of covid situation. I plan to go to Post Office next week. Can't wait to take a photo of my small PO Box full with postcards and letters :)
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alison41, South Africa
Lovely to see a picture of both of you. Alas, our PO is still not delivering or accepting international mail, so no pic from me. I'm sulking!
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Jacque53, United States of America
I just love the thought that everybody participating in sending postcards, via Postcrossing, is helping just a little bit, to bringing happiness and joy to people all over the world! Happy Anniversary to Postcrossing! Thank you Ana and Paulo for starting this awesome organization!

PS. I added my mailbox picture to the gallery of pictures.
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Gen24, United States of America
Love this!!!! Thanks for giving us a look into other cultures and places!
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Moekje, Netherlands
Happy birthday Postcrossing! Anna and Paulo, thank you so much for all your hard work. And all my fellow postcrossers around the world, thank you for participating in spreading so much joy! ❤️
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kallini2042, Canada
Happy birthday Postcrossing! Mailboxes are great - both where people mail and receive their cards. However for me the most charming part of the photographs are people - up close and personal. So wonderful!
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Monika2019, Germany
Happy birthday postcrossing! Anna and Paulo, thank you very much for the idea Postcrossing. It has been my hobby no. 1 for over a year now, it is so wonderful to draw an address, choose a postcard... and imagine the recipient smiling when my postcard reaches his mailbox. And it is just as wonderful to open your mailbox and find postcards in it.
It is much more than just a hobby, it is my new love, my vice, my addiction.
Best wishes to all.
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triplightly, United States of America
I adore that you put "postcards yes please" on your box! So clever!
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GayeDoreen, United States of America
I love seeing everyone’s mailboxes!!! What a fun idea! 😃
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rohanaroslan, Brunei
My mailbox is the floor of my patio (I don't have a mailbox lol!). I'd be happy to take a selfie with that floor.
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Flippie, Canada
You can find me on the wall now, just a minute ago place picture as promise. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
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mapa, Belgium
Happy Birthday Postcrossing! Hope you can add many more years!
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shc, Indonesia
I don't have one anymore. The mails' on the floor. XD
Happy (early) birthday!
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bolanmuya, Japan
Happy 15th anniversary!! Thank you postcrossing, it makes me happy! I’m so happy that I can know this activity.
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MerlinM, Germany
Happy Anniversary!!!! I hope we still have many years to come. :-) You changed my lonesome life into a happy life.
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sweetydiane, China
Happy 15th Anniversary!!! My mailbox is plain but opening the mailbox every day has a sense of ritual and I have anticipation of surprises from all over the world. I told every Chinese pcer this morning about this activity. I will upload it soon.
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Bevis_Lee, China
Happy Anniversary Postcrossing! I have known PC for 6 years and it has brought me a lot of fun!
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iphoto, Australia
💚💚💚 this Postcrossing Art Installation! Looks AWESOME guys! What a cool way to meet my fellow die hard snail mail Postcrossing Mates! It goes without saying us Aussies 💚 a party 🥳 HAPPY 15 to ALL❣️
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HanaMoualla, Czech Republic
What I lovely idea!
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Destiny62, Belgium
Super idea! I dressed my mailbox up for the occasion and uploaded a picture of it today. It’s fun and interesting to see the diversity of mailboxes across the Postcrossing community.
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chasingkites, Russia
Looking at all these photos and smiles brought me SO MUCH JOY! It's amazing how a simple postcard with a few lines on it written by hand can shine someone's day! A big hello to every postcrosser out there! Have a good day!!!
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leaflets, China
Well, I'll start to take pictures with all the mailbox during my trip abroad.
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micheng, China
生日快乐🎂
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zhangxixi, China
Happy Birthday!🍰🎉🎊✨🎈
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Winni1503, Germany
Happy birthday Postcrossing! Anna and Paulo, thank you so much for all for this wonderful idea ❤️ I wish us many more happy years together ❤️
POSTCROSSING MAKES HAPPY ❤️
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ned44440, Ireland
The Wall of Awesomeness is getting more and more awesome every day💌♥📫📮 .
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Gangurru, Costa Rica
We cant receive cards, we cant send cards. No celebration in my Country.
After 3 lovely years: wonderful pen friends, finally I am losing my interest.
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mounten, Italy
Happy Biethday and many years to go. Thank you for this fantastic projekt. Hip hip hurra!!
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Juergen_from_Loy, Germany
Back to the roots with postcards! An idea goes around the world and makes it better!!!
With special regards from my best friend Baxxter! wow wow...
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