Today, we’re happy to introduce the official postcard for the World Postcard Day event! It’s the winning postcard in a design competition that Postcrossing run together with Finepaper, a neat printing and design company based in Lisbon.
One of the goals of the initiative was to introduce postcards to a young generation of designers, so the students were taught about the postcard format, types of paper as well as possible printing techniques, before going about imagining a postcard that would represent the World Postcard Day. The submissions poured in throughout July, after which the juries had the difficult task of picking just one winner. And now, without any further ado, I give you the selected design!
Isn’t it super cute? 😍 The chosen postcard was designed by Leandro Ferreira, a 3rd year student of Design & Multimedia at Universidade da Beira Interior. Congratulations, Leandro — the coveted Pantone catalogue is yours! If you’re curious about the other submissions, you can see some of them on the contest page (Portuguese-only, sorry!). This year’s competition was mostly a small scale trial run, which we plan to expand to other countries next year, doing it earlier in the year as well.
If you’d like, you can download a high resolution version of this postcard (front and back) to print on a local printing shop or online service (like Vistaprint or MOO) — the files and details are available on the World Postcard Day page. If you use it or receive it, do share it online with the hashtag #WorldPostcardDay! We’d love to see this postcard reach all corners of the world.
In other exciting news, the Portuguese Post (CTT) has created a special cancellation mark with the World Postcard Day logo to celebrate the day! We’re very excited about it and planning to use it on all the postcards we write on October 1st! If you’d like to receive the official World Postcard Day postcard from the “headquarters” with the special cancellation mark, leave a comment below — we’ll randomly pick a few postcrossers to be the lucky recipients of these postcards, written by us on the day! 😊
29 days and 14 hours until the World Postcard Day!
PS – A few postcrossers have asked us how they can get this cancellation mark on their postcards, given that they don’t live in Portugal. If you have access to IRCs in your country, here’s how you can get it.
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I'll love to receive a postcard from Postcrossing Headquarters ❤️
I want one ,so i can save it in my treasure box😂
Your new postal mark is very beautiful.
I love to see the different postal marks on postcards.
Thanks for sharing the images to print for our use and circulation. that's very thoughful!
Hope to be picked for the fabulous postmark!
i would love to receive WPD card with special postmark. i'll send to you from Indonesia too.
thanks so much...
It's a great idea and well done for the card which is superb. I love the idea of a card and a special stamp to celebrate World Postcard Day and the passion that brings us together. I hope to receive one ... Good day everyone
I would love to get a postcard from Postcrossing Headquarters ❤️🏞❤️
let's celebrate postcards. let's celebrate world postcard day. would be excited to receive this😍
or just hope someone will send it for me 🙏
During this dark times the postcards enlighten my world.
Hope this precious one too 😍😍😍
I'm happy if I can get one because it is enough.
Está incrível e se tiver a sorte de receber um com o carimbo alusivo, ficaria radiante.
And, yes, I surely would like to receive the card from you and with the special cancellation!!!
Thank you for the card (if I get picked up) ✌🏻✏️📮
And thank you for sharing the other designs--congratulations to all whose work is shown--wonderful talent on display!
I’m organising a local meet-up, and we’ll be printing this card, as well as a special Russian card for the event 💌
Needles to say, I'd also love to get one for my collection!
I'd love to have this card with special cancellation!
I'd love to receive a postcard from the hearquarters. Thanks for the offer!
The USPS replied to my request for an official USA postcrossing stamp. They’ve decided to reject the submission. They said contact them again in 3 years. So we tried!
And will be great to see something from the big name "headquarters")))
Thank you guys!
Also, I'd like to recieve a postcard from the "headquarters" with the special cancellation mark
I want this card very-very much!
its design is great. Congratulations Leandro
Beautiful postcard! Any postcrosser would like to get it in their collection ! I'm no exception!
I'd like it.
I like the design of this card very much, I would love to get one.
HAPPY POSTCARD DAY to all :-)
Thank you for this opportunity! I would be more than happy, to celebrate this unique day with some postcrossers who would like to exchange postcards! :)
I plan to make a Postcard museum
Good choice! I like this cancellation stamp, I would like to receive it.
I am trying to popularize Postcrossing platform in Serbia and this would be a nice gesture.
Happy World Postcard Day!
Not only because of the postmark and the postcard, which are nice and original, but for the pleasure of contacting the headquarters that, as the place who hosted the competition, are hosted in the other side of "The Stripe", or "La Raya" as we call in Spanish the border between our country and Portugal.
Happy World Postcard Day from Mississippi USA!
The printing order is already out!
Thanks for the effort Postcrossing team, I am already excited for the Day
Thank you for sharing the image for printing. I would really like to receive a postcard like that with the festive stamp!
Happy World Postcard Day on October 1, everyone!
Eu também pretendo imprimir o cartão comemorativo e enviá-lo com o selo dos Correios do Brasil em homenagem ao Postcrossing. Aliás, já venho usado este selo desde seu lançamento oficial.
Wishing everyone a safe & healthy end to this unique 2020.
Where can we buy them? (I clicked all the links but cannot find the cards)
Хотелось бы испытать такую удачу, может новичкам посткроссинга повезет? Чудесная и памятная открытка! Желаю удачи и всем друзьям, которые увлечены открытками и волшебным миром бумажных писем.
Spreading love and peace one postcard at a time
Like all of us, I'd be very happy to have that special postmark on a lovely card! :-)
I would be excited to have a card from Headquarters with the special cancellation mark.
And idea to create special card World Postcard Day's it's really fantastic! I love it <3
Congratulations to everyone on this wonderful holiday)))
Hope someday to receive from Portugal a postcard-like that!
Stay safe and Happy Postcrossing!
I just joined the postcard group in 2020 so especially exciting for me & considering I had the privilege of visiting Portugal last November would make it even more memorable if I received the postcard from headquarters
I am very happy to be in this community.
I hope this year this wonderful postcard is sent to me.
And I hope the pandemic is over and our cardposttals arrive faster. I hope everyone is healthy.
I want to get a postcard from the "headquarters"
I have joined the postcrossing for 1 year,it's a great chance to exchange postcards with people with different culture in different countries.I'm so addicted in sending and receiving postcards now!
I am from a small country and some or many of you haven't heard of or not even know we existed either.
p.s. to shui from Taiwan: looking forward to receive your self-designed or self-drawn card, too! ^_*
I hope to receive this special postcard.
I just started postcrossing, so it's a lucky coincidence that soon there will be the first World Postcard Day.
I'd love to receive the official postcard with the special cancellation mark.
It's really great.
So Yes, it would be wonderful to get a copy of my own with special cancellation 🤗
и получить такую открытку со специальным гашением было бы очень здорово!
I pray to god that you will chpoose me for the honour of recieving a postcard with the watermark form the headquarters
Please send me one .
As a life-long postcard and stamp collector I would be thrilled and honoured to receive this year's World Postcard Day postcard with stamp.
I was introduced to postcards in the 1960s by my distant grandfather who regularly wrote histories and stories on postcards through my childhood and into adulthood (until his death).
My father had a small stamp and coin business until his death, so stamps are also glued onto my life!
I love it :)
This Postcard day is a great idea!
Greetings to all of you from Chile!
Congratulations to the designer of that beautiful postcard. 🎉
I would love to receive this postcard with the World Postcard Day cancellation mark! 📮
I am so happy I joined this wonderful community.
Keep on writing postcards!
And I would love the receive the World Postcard Day card from someone.
I would love to find a map of Postcards headquarters after my holiday in the mailbox.
Many greetings Sonja
I look forward to October 1st!
Would like to get one from you 🤗
Thank you 😊
Especially in these times, when mail is really lifting up your day, and when mail in countries is getting more and more difficult.
And I wait for thus beautiful card
Would also love to get a special mark!
I'm looking forward to receive it as my late birthday gift, if it comes true , I'll really appreciate it!
Wish everyone a happy World Postcard Day!
I would like to become the owner of such a postcard, and even with the original stamp =)
Congratulations to Leandro for the victory!!
I would like to receive the official World Postcard Day postcard with a special cancellation mark from "Headquarters".
Thank you for the opportunity!
Would love to receive one of this postcards.
Wishing you all a great World Postcard day!!!!
What a wonderful way to celebrate the day!
Please, I do want to receive in this woderful idea.
PS - It would be wonderful if you give us a bonus and open this day with special extra address to send on 1st of october. I would love to send 10/20 postcards to poscrossing members.
I would be very happy to receive this postcard and stamp...it is a great keepsake/treasurer.Thanks for sharing (:
This will be one for the collectibles.
"The one where the world was in a Chaos, so, we celebrated by supporting our unsung postal heroes and sending love through mails"
Also, years from now, we get to brag about that fact that we took part in celebrating the 1st world postcard day - and the cancellation stamp would be a cherry on the top.
I would be ecstatic to receive one myself!
Now keeping my fingers crossed that I get lucky !
can't wait for the upcoming World Postcard Day...
Happy postcrossing all.
J'espére que celle ci va beaucoup voyager et apporter de la joie chez ceux qui auront le bonheur de la recevoir
Wish to have the nice postcard, I could show it to my Scout members.
Happy World Poastcard Day (in advance)!
Well maybe I'm one of the lucky ones to receive your card.
Happy World Poastcard Day !😊😊😊
This design is so fresh and young, perfect to express this concept!
I realized that my way of writing postcards, decorating them, choosing stamps has changed since when I joined Postcrossing, as I get to know more and more ways to express myself in such a tiny space... but the love and care I put in each and every postcard is the same as when I was a little girl on holiday.
I will be super happy to receive a special postcard!
And I'm really happy to get it from Erika 📬💌👏😍
Is it possible to know something about my envelope ?
My best wishes Bortolussi Renato
Thank you so much.
i am really happy when i got this special the postcard from you all.
Be safe and healthy for all postcrossing team and postcrossing member.
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