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Hurraaaaaay! 🥳 The World Postcard Day is here at last!

What started as a small idea last year, slowly grew into a real worldwide campaign that connects not just postcrossers but everyone that is happy to find a postcard in their mailbox at the end of the day… which is basically everyone we know! The humble postcard celebrates its 151st anniversary today, and so this is the perfect date to throw a party in honor of our favorite means of communication.

A bunch of World Postcard Day themed postcards, next to stamps and a pen

So many of you have enthusiastically welcomed the idea of a World Postcard Day, and it’s been a joy to see it come to life. The #worldpostcardday hashtag on Instagram is brimming with pictures of all the lovely postcards and activities you’ve put together. Lots of you have printed Leandro’s postcard which we’ve made available last month. Teachers everywhere have been downloading the lesson plan which is now available in several languages thanks to helpful postcrossers. Who knows how many children will write their first postcard today!

Even on this atypical year filled with lockdowns and social distancing, a few postal services, museums and libraries joined the initiative issuing special postcards and cancellation marks, showcasing postcards online, or finding ways to safely involve local communities in the festivities — you can find more details about them on the Events page. Some of these events take place online, so do check them out!

Whichever way you choose to celebrate the day, make sure to send a few postcards and brighten someone’s day. We wish you all a very happy World Postcard Day — the first of many to come! 🎉

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108 comments so far

NIDUSKA, Finland
sent some today
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IndonesiaRaya, Indonesia
i sent 25 official cards today. Happy World Postcard Day
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abbyaguas, Philippines
Happy World Postcard Day!
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Dianxxxxxx, China
Happy World Postcard Day!
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Queenie3104, China
Happy World Postcard Day!
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dj_superman, China
Happy World Postcard Day!
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Shashidar, India
Happy world postcrossing day everyone.
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FarraFarikh, Malaysia
Happy world postcard day everyone! Love from Malaysia❤️
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sallyanne, United States of America
I love sending postcards to friends and relatives completely out of the blue. They 🥰love it! It’s so much fun to send postal joy to someone who’s not expecting it.
That will be my World Postcard Day celebration.
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Angeladonna, Canada
I am sending out 15 cards today
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NRubinstein, United States of America
I sent out a bunch, and it's been fun!! It was a blast to say "HAPPY World Postcard Day", and my friends and acquaintances would expect no less than this from me!
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aerobear, United States of America
Can’t wait to send off some wonderful postcards to celebrate!
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Mattie07, Netherlands
Happy world postcard day everyone!
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bradtruth, United States of America
Sending out 9 so far!
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
Happy World 1st Postcard Day! XD XD XD

So far I am unable to request any address on Postcrossing.com website. The postal service restriction is making me mad.. I want to earn the badge but how to earn with this restriction.. :\
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ChattyCathy, United States of America
I’ve got a dozen postcards written and ready to be mailed!
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Birdy231, United States of America
Today I sent out nine postcards to friends across the United States. I love choosing the right post card for each and sending along a hello.
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simi12, Germany
Happy World Postcard Day to everyone! I printed 50 postcard, so I will be busy today, but I am looking forward to that. The postcards will travel to family members, friends and of course Postcrosser. :-)
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aning0918, Taiwan
Happy World Postcard Day!
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WuLeike, China
happy world postcard day my friends!
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srlissick, United States of America
Sending my post crossing cards in the morning (AKST) but sending more to friends and family across the globe :)
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zwergi, Germany
I prepared 14 cards to swapper and friends that I'll mail off in a couple of minutes. Later today I'll write some Postcrossing cards.
Happy WPD to all of us cardlovers!
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Anne-Liam, France
I'm really happy to celebrate this special day by sending many postcards !!!
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loklokwan, Hong Kong
Happy post crossing day and chinese mid-autumn festival!
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Vnutrishka, Russia
Happy #Worldpostcardday
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Quue, China
Happy holiday!I am so happy that today is such a special day witch also the Mid-autumn Festival and the National Day in China!
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Karvester, China
Haven’t been on postcrossing for a long time! I’m happy to get my card travelled again! Mid Autumn Festival🥮 + National Holiday🇨🇳 + World Postcard Day! Awesome! Everything special made my day today! Love this way to connect the world ♥️
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ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
Will be sending 15 official card today.
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H1ldeke, Belgium
Happy World Postcard Day ! I am going to send 10 cards ! Happiness ❤️
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julianmcahonk, Indonesia
I'm going to send 11 postcards today, Happy Postcard Day everyone 📮
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ybur, Czech Republic
I have generated twice the amount of my monthly limit and in a moment I will throw it in the mailbox. I hope that all postcards will reach the recipients soon
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dollart, Finland
Happy world Postcard day! May everyone find lovely card at their mailbox today :)
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Kushboo, Netherlands
Happy Postcard Day!!! Unfortunately my cards aren't that fast nowadays so i have only one card to send today, but at least i have one.
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cheller7, United States of America
I've been hanging on to spots to send cards today. :-) I have 17 World Postcard Day cards ready to send for Postcrossing, plus another 22 to send to friends and family. Now I'm going to bed as it's 2:45am where I am and I'll go to the post office later in the day to get everything mailed! :-)
Happy World Postcard Day everyone!!
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AmitxSahoo, India
Unfortunately I cannot request any address because of the Covid-19 Situation in India and we cannot send Mails/Cards to every country but nevertheless Happy Postcard Day to every Postcrosser around the Globe. Take care.
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Verona10, United Kingdom
Just off to the Postbox! Happy World Postcard Day 2020....
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Sandristica, Spain
I wrote a few cards to send today. I hope I receive one at least :)
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ogait, Portugal
Happy #Worldpostcardday!
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michelle_2012, France
Happy #Worldpostcardday, everyone!
May every postcard reach its recepient, and may every postcrosser receive plenty of wonderful postcards in their mailbox in the coming days!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Happy World Postcard day!
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vango, Netherlands
Happy World Postcard Day!❤️
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ned44440, Ireland
Happy World Postcard Day Everyone 💝🙋‍♀️ So far I have only two postcards to sent out 📤 but the day is young 😃
Best wishes to all, Nora ☘🍀☘🍀☘
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figtrees, United Kingdom
I've sent a mixture of postcards - some to friends, others informally through the forum, as well as a couple to members on Postcrossing.

World Postcard Day is another of your great ideas - long may it continue! 📯
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wifetoalineman, United States of America
Happy First World Postcard Day everyone. I will drop 25 postcards to postcrossers around the world way on the way to work today.
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kugusch, Germany
Happy World Postcard day, everyone!
Sending some officials today, of course...

What do you think? Will we crack the 800000 member mark today???
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susandg, Philippines
Happy World Postcard Day! While I wasn’t able to send postcards today, I celebrated by making a Postcard Tree decorated with Postcrossing postcards I’ve received featuring mailboxes, the postman and correspondence-related subjects. I also placed coin banks shaped like postal boxes in front of the tree and hung up a mailbox in the back. Wish I could share the photos!
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Nana805, France
I’ll be sending postcards also.
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mikebond, Italy
Happy World Postcard Day! Many thanks to Ana and Paulo for the organisation!
I have sent some 10 postcards this morning, with a few more to write in the coming days. 😉
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zarielcharoitite, Russia
Sent some postcards today!
Happy World Postcard Day! ❤️
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Theetje00, Netherlands
Happy World Postcard Day. I could only send 1 card
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liesbeth_france, France
My day started by writing about the World Postcard Day on my weblog.( As suggested on the World Postcard Day website) I have published a collection of 16 antique postcards of our watermill, from 1900 to the 1950's. After my sandwiches I'll start writing some cards to Postcrossers and Friends.
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HookedonPostcards, Canada
As an enthusiastic new Postcrosser, my partner and I made, and have mailed, 75 specially-made World Postcard Day Postcards. Photo on front; poem on back. 50 in English. 25 in both English / French.
A couple went to the Postcrossing addresses that I am permitted. The rest went to family and friends. They will arrive just before Canada's Thanksgiving Day, the second Monday in October.
As other Postcrossers have mentioned, recipients like to get something in the mail other than bills! Something that cheers them up.
And so, today is a particularly good time to send out a cheery "hello" as many of us also find ourselves facing the Second Wave of Covid-19.
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jmarine, United Kingdom
Hi,
I've sent two Postcrossing cards and six other postcards today; one is to the school where I used to teach to tell the children about World Postcard Day. Hurrah for Postcrossing!
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betslets, United States of America
I started the celebration, early, by requesting an address every working day during the last two weeks, hoping perhaps some might receive their postcard on WORLD POSTCARD DAY! A couple of those postcards will go out today. Looking forward to my new decade of sending and receiving. (And I plan to renew my badge as a Postcrossing Supporter, too) Happy Postcrossing WORLD POSTCARD DAY!
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mimi2007, United States of America
I was flipping out on Sept. 28th because I had messed up and used all of my travelling spots. My husband thought I was crazy. Well, TWO postcards have been registered since yesterday. I wish I could send more, but I am so happy to at least send these.
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bushra35, Turkey
Happy World Postcard Day!
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ctr, Germany
I just have sent 20 postcards to family and friends and 10 official cards to Postcrossers.
Happy World Postcard Day!
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whitefroststreetboi, Singapore
Been eagerly praying for my postcards to arrive so that I will have postcards to send out today, and I managed to! Small things like this make me so happy. Happy World Postcard Day! 🥳
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ALFAVIT, Russia
Congratulations to everyone! In September, my postcards were received by 16 recipients, which is my personal record for 9 years in postcrossing.
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jjmedusa, United States of America
I've sent a few postcards through Postcrossing today and I'm also now listening to the Virtual Stampex presentation. Happy World Postcard Day to everyone! :)
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Seijafi, Finland
I sent a few postcard today! Happy World Postcard Day!
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Solea, Belgium
I've sent postcards today as well as my pupils, they were excited at that idea. We made a photo but I'm not sure I'll be able to publish it. I'll try.
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RalfH, Germany
I sent 3 officials and some to friends and relatives and I got 11 officials today.
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RalfH, Germany
@mimi2007 I had to write another 42 cards to fill my slots - my poor hand!
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ayusugiyono, Indonesia
Happy World Postcard Day!
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sarahcprice, United States of America
Happy World Postcard Day, my Postcrossing friends! I just mailed 27 postcards (and two penpal letters). My postman laughed and said he'd never seen so many letters going out from one address. I hope everyone has a reason to smile on this special day!
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DorotheeB, Germany
On this first World Postcard Day I received 10 Postcrossing cards, great! And I will write 6 Postcrossing cards now on this special day - I can't write more right now. So I will have a nice evening with writing cards.
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cheller7, United States of America
Ana and Paulo, it was nice to "meet" you virtually at today's StampX event. 🙂😊
Thank you again for creating Postcrossing. As was discussed, the connection with others around the world is really the most important part, and finding a bit of joy in our mailboxes is quite special. This year has definitely emphasized this to a great degree.
Enjoy the rest of this wonderful day and remember
"Life is a journey, not a destination." 😉
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emilee_PLL, United States of America
I just sent out six postcards! I haven't written in a while, and figured World Postcard Day would be a great time to start again! Feel free to reach out if you'd like to start a direct-swap!
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Gen24, United States of America
Happy world postcard day! I am so excited-- i plan to send 6!!
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chouxfleur55, Switzerland
To celebrate the day I decided to write to six spontaneous addresses from my address book.
POSTCROSSING is a great thing, and I am happy to be part of it!
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atmaja, Indonesia
Happy world Poatcard Day
When time and distance never be far away
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DAHance, United States of America
I celebrated today by sending 22 postcards (several to Postcrossing members). It was lovely to take a moment thinking about my favorite people.
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Knerq, United States of America
Sending out several postcards today! Thank you for the session at Stampex. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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amys2025, United States of America
So excited! :D Happy World Postcard day to all!
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Vadallamour, Belarus
Всех с праздником открытки ❤️
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Blogger, United States of America
Writing a few from Alabama!! Congrats on getting World Postcard Day up and running. I truly am very happy for you both.
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Genevril, Ireland
Thanks for including that news in the monthly mail with statistics too. I was waiting for today for a while now to reactivate my account but when today finally came I almost forgot about it! :'D
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Baumstark, United States of America
I send 10 cards today. I am so happy for participating in this event.
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ZoeFitzB, United States of America
Posted 35 World PostCard Day cards today...thank you for all you do to encourage REAL communication through the post. I love the images people send; the handwriting, the stamps and of course the messages from around the world. Cheers. Zoe
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bettyjaime, United States of America
Happy World Postcard Day everyone! Sent out a few today.
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Hechizera, United States of America
Happy world postcard day fellow postcrossers!
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Cassisia, Germany
Happy World Postcard Day everyone! 🎉🎊
I saved some extra slots for today and wrote a bunch of cards. 😊 So glad to be part of this wonderful community. 💛 Greetings from Nuremberg!
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WiscoFamily, United States of America
Happy world postcard day! I just finished 13 official Postcrossing cards and some to family and friends. I also sent one to Washington DC to encourage the creation of a Postcrossing stamp.
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Jaroslavna13, Russia
Happy World Postcard Day!
I collected all the postcards that I received over the years from relatives and friends)).
On the eve Of the holiday, I showed my relatives photos of their best postcards via the Internet. I encouraged them to remember the good times when they wrote these cards. Today I sent postcards to my relatives, friends, and Postcrossing members)). I really want to get back surprises from my family! I want to attract them to the Postcrossing ranks!
I am happy to be with YOU!
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lorilei61, United States of America
I sent out 35 postcards today!
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wendyquilter, Canada
Today was a perfect Postcrossing day for me! I sent 13 cards to family and friends to tell them about World Postcard Day and to let them know how much I appreciate having them in my life. Also sent one to a Postcrossing member. Then I watched the Stampex talk about Postcrossing and as a new member I found the history of the organization interesting and hearing about the positive impact postcards have had. Enjoyed seeing everyone's favourite postcards also. Later in the day I found a card in my mail from a Postcrossing member. As I said, a perfect day!
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Nells250, United States of America
I mailed out a few "custom" cards yesterday, and a few more will hit the mail tomorrow... so the postmarks won't be 10/1/20 which is my fault for not planning better!
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MrsForrest, United States of America
Sent cards to Taiwan, Pennsylvania-USA, Germany and 2 cards to Russia! Happy World Postcard Day!
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CyndyK, United States of America
Happy World Postcard Day! I sent out 5 postcards (1 to my dad who is in a nursing home and 4 to Postcrossing members). I am so excited because one of my postcards is going to a class!
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Eleveli, Russia
Happy World Postcard Day!
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jmarine, United Kingdom
I sent 8 cards: 2 with Postcrossing and the rest to family, friends and the Primary school where I used to teach!
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Lies76, Belgium
5 received 📬, 4 sent 💌, such fun 🥳!
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mrvnrdll, Iceland
Will you be able to say how many cards were send through Postcrossing on World Postcard Day?
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mana555, Japan
I drew 3 ID numbers to send postcards.
Happy World Postcard Day!
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chasingkites, Russia
Got 5 postcards today! What a fiest!
Good day to all of postcrossers out there! Have a good day, stay happy and healthy, and enjoy your weekend!
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adriennefriend, United States of America
I "saved up" my sends for a few days so I could request more addresses yesterday. I ended up getting to write 10 cards through Postcrossing! It was awesome. I send a mixture of Moo.com printed World Postcard Day cards and special cards from my collection.
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AKFSPNFam1990, United Kingdom
Started off world postcard day by donating to the fabulous project that is post crossing. Then requested a number of addresses I’d saved especially for 1st October. I only have one world postcard day card left which I plan to post to family in Japan!
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
lovely
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foysalratul, Bangladesh
I sent out a lot of Postcards on World Postcard Day. Cheers to every postcrossers.
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Flippie, Canada
Hi everyone, I know I'm late to say; HAPPY POSTCARD DAY but I have send around 45 cards by myself, to friends an people how I know. At work every senior wrote a least one or two cards, total 82. I did send 4 official trough Postcrossing. So I did my best and I love every second off it. Can't wait for next year...
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April_ka, Russia
Я подписала и отправила несколько открыток, но, к сожалению, ни одной не получила в счастливый день :-( Но ведь это не страшно? Надеюсь в следующем году и мой почтовый ящик сможет меня порадовать.
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baka_strumpf, Serbia
Hello.
I contacted you guys about a month ago with the idea / suggestion to translate the lesson plan to my mother tongue, but nobody found it interesting enough to even respond and either accept or decline my offer. What a disappointment.
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timk0204, Taiwan
Happy World Postcard Day!
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Ricardowoy, Brazil
Happy Postcard Month! =)
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
What's the writing prompt for October?
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LoLaV, Netherlands
I’m wondering what the main difference is from world post day though.
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ezredax, United States of America
Hi, My World Postcard Day were sent on Oct. 1. I had to make an emergency trip. Hope they arrive safely.

Happy World Postcard Day,
Demaris
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