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Aaaaaand we have a winner! 🎉

Over the past couple of months, 174 designs were submitted to the World Postcard Day design contest and so the job of choosing just one was once more a tough challenge. They were so many great entries!

This year, the team of judges was composed of us at Postcrossing, Frank Roche from The Postcardist Podcast, Graham Beck from Exploring Stamps, Perrine Bisson from the Musée de La Poste and Will Hansen, curator of Americana at the Newberry Library (who are the custodians of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives). This stellar team took the time to enjoy and ponder all the designs, and after much admiring and careful consideration, a winner has emerged.

So, without further ado, let me introduce to you the postcard that will represent the 2022 edition of the World Postcard Day! It was created by French animation student and postcrosser Pauline Chrétien (aka paulinectart):

A group of white doves with postcards on their beaks is flying around, delivering postcards to several different mailboxes. Overhead is written World Postcard Day 2022.

Here is what she wrote about this lovely design:

Postcards can deliver a little bit of hope and kindness to people who need it, and to show our support to every victim of conflict on earth.
That is why I chose to represent world peace through postcards, delivered by doves, this bird that symbolizes peace around the world.

Congratulations Pauline! We love the style and the message it conveys — of peace being delivered to all these different mailboxes!

If you’d like to print this postcard on your local printing shop or through an online service (like Vistaprint or Moo), the files are available for download on the World Postcard Day page. If you use it or receive it, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag #WorldPostcardDay on your favorite social media platform! We’d love to see how far and wide this lovely postcard travels, and especially look forward to seeing pictures of it next to different mailboxes around the world! 📮

Now is the time to make plans for October 1st, to celebrate this special day! There are some events already on the calendar and more will be announced in the coming weeks, but you can choose how you participate and make something unique. It can be as simple and as nice as sending postcards to family, friends, co-workers, inspiring teachers or neighbors! But you can also choose to use postcards in a classroom if you’re an educator, help your young family members send their first postcards, or help your local library or museum do something special to mark the day… Check out this page for some tips! And don’t forget to share your plans with us in the comments below or on this forum topic, so we can spread the word and inspire each other.

And naturally, the World Postcard Day badge will be awarded once more to those who send at least one postcard in Postcrossing on October 1st. Make sure to save some slots until then, so you can request a few postcards on the day and earn the special badge once more!

168 comments so far

Sonnenblumen, Spain
The design is so beautiful 😍 Congratulations to the winner.
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MerlinM, Germany
What a beautiful design. I think world peace is one think to write for on World Postcard Day.
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shanaqui, United Kingdom
That's a beautiful design, wow!
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snailmailingnancy, New Zealand
Simply beautiful!
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IndonesiaRaya, Indonesia
Congrats to the winners 🎊🎉
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shui, Taiwan
Congratulations ! How lovely and vibrant the card is ! Can't wait to send some on the World Postcard Day !
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HookedonPostcards, Canada
Beautiful design and message!
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mdmsamm, Canada
This is absolutely stunning, a lovely message we can all identify with…congrats Pauline…
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oksleto, Russia
Can you tell me where I can buy a postcard like this?
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radiofan, Austria
Congratulations, Pauline!
I like your work and would be pleased to receive a postcard designed by paulinectart :) and/or this card :)
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@oksleto This design is free! In a few days, you'll be able to download the postcard files and print it yourself, in a local or online printing shop. :)
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Tinkatutu, Australia
Absolutely stunning design, and so fitting! Congratulations Pauline. 😍
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gailthesnail, United Kingdom
Very well deserved! Beautiful and creative. 🥰☮️🕊
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inmius, Spain
Félicitations Pauline! J'adore! ❤️
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RalfH, Germany
Such a beautiful, friendly and peaceful design! I love it!
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Kaori0702, Japan
Very beautiful and gentle design! I love it very much.
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Bille, Germany
Congratulation, Pauline 🎉
It's a beautiful peace motif and I love it very much.
But 2nd and 3rd place are equally wonderful and I personally would have struggled to choose the winning card from these three.
Great work from all three of you 👍
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Mickey01, South Africa
BEAUtiful! Congrats
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verdiana, Poland
Beautiful! Where can we buy it in Poland?
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abqslp, United States of America
What a transcendent design! Thank you, Pauline, for this gift to us!
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ItsMeValerie, United States of America
It’s so beautiful and very fitting for todays world.
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paradonym, Germany
@verdiana grab the images coming up in a few days on https://worldpostcardday.com/celebrate#postcard and walk to your local print shop to print some yourself... Remember you have to print both sides...
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maryamarifin, Malaysia
Lovely!
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kemuno, Japan
Congratulations Pauline. What a lovely design!
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coldbrew73, United States of America
Simply elegant, such a wonderful message! Congrats, Pauline!
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aisling28, United Kingdom
This is one of the most amazing postcard designs I've ever seen! I love it! ❤️
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Lies76, Belgium
Amazing 😍 so beautiful & peaceful !
Thank you Pauline!
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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HokHok, China
Congratulations! How lovely the card is ! Can't wait to send some on the World Postcard Day!
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Pixiedustlady, United States of America
Beautiful card! Congratulations 🎊
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KaranC, India
Congratulations! ☺
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CynthiaTo, Hong Kong
Beautiful design 😍 Congratulations to the winner !!
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paradonym, Germany
Which sponsor logos do we have to print on the back side?
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shanx, United States of America
Amazing!
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volvomom, United States of America
What a beautiful work of art! Congrats, Pauline, and to all who entered. Looking forward to ordering some!
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Anne-Liam, France
Good choice 🤩👍
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Neleslovely, Austria
Wow, so beautiful. Where can I buy this postcard?
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sealed4ever, United States of America
Absolutely love it. The serenity, love and peace conveyed by both images and colors is perfect. Thank you Pauline and thank you Postcrossing!
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Bergmadel, Germany
Such a beautiful design! Thank you Pauline
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Mihail_62, Russia
Alas, this time the postcard is not very...
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Blue69, France
Bravo Pauline; ta carte est vraiment très jolie
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yurakana, Japan
Congratulations to Pauline!
Very beautiful design 🕊️
Peace is always beautiful.
I'm looking forward to World Postcard Day 😊
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adriennefriend, United States of America
Really pretty! As @yurakana said above me, Peace is always beautiful. Thank you Pauline @paulinectart and Congratulations!
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maripost, United Kingdom
This is a wonderful design, it makes me feel peaceful just looking at it. 🥰🫠, I love it. X
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brijoudu93, France
Quelle jolie carte postale pleine d espoir
Bravo à la gagnante
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Leslyn, United States of America
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this design and the much-needed message it conveys, especially during this time in our world.

Can't wait to print and send out into the world.🥰💕
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NetteNetti, Germany
Very nice, well done Pauline 👍🏻❤️
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Postcardnstamps, United States of America
Congratulations Pauline!
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Di_li_ni, Sri Lanka
Congratulations pauline💐🎊🎉
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SuziH, Canada
Wow!
What a great design!
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Regndroppar, Finland
@dutchgranny To get a WPD badge, just request addresses here in the official postcrossing site on Oct 1 (regardless the time zone) and you are awarded with a badge once your cards are registered by recipients.
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Regndroppar, Finland
What a lovely design! ❤ Congrats Pauline! 🤗
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pefawm, Norway
This is such beautiful design ♥️♥️
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Attyla_Hun, Poland
I like it very much!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Love it. Congrats to designer.
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pmsobon, Switzerland
A true award winner! And an impressive award committee - PostCrossing is truly on the global stage.
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Mag1979, Canada
Wow it's a perfect design in these (difficult) times. Congrats to Pauline, can't wait to send this postcard around the world!
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Cheryll, Suriname
I
L💞VE
It!!!
great design, congrats!!
📮
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
Wow, wonderful.
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AntjeB, Germany
What a lovely design! Very well done Pauline.
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mysweetlife63, United States of America
Oh my gosh, love that very much!!
Thank you Pauline for this beautiful design!!
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ogait, Portugal
Merci Pauline, pour ta magnifique carte postale. C'est vraiment Génial :)
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NCPinecone, United States of America
Love it! So beautiful and perfectly depicts the community spirit of Postcrossing! 💗
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juliadreams, Brazil
Wow i love it! Congratulations!!
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-Makoto-, Japan
That's beautiful!!!
Congratulations.。・"☆
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posticards72, Germany
Congratulations very appropriate design
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Gekem, Netherlands
Love this design. I feel the peace by just looking at it. Also it is so colorful. It makes everybody happy. Well done Pauline! ❤️
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LizMcArthur, Canada
The design is sublime and Irradiates peace and hope. I really like it. Well done jury! And warm congrats to the winner.
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PlanetariumDude, United States of America
Lovely!
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Knoeipotje, Netherlands
Wow!! That's a beautiful card 🥰, 🥰🥰
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Pulmu, Finland
Very nice!
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tendoriana, United States of America
Congratulations Pauline!
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at61, Italy
A very beautiful and elegant design, which really inspires in the observer feelings of kindness, hope, sweetness, peace.
Congratulations to Pauline, with my sincere wishes for peace to all Postcrossers and to the whole world: we really need it!
Greetings from Rome
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Geminiscp, Portugal
The best card ever!!! <3 Peace to the world!!! <3
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BasiaH, Poland
Lovely card. Congratulations to the winner.
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Dan0509, Germany
Congratulations
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Chrissi1612, Germany
yes - she is so beautiful
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Kewl, Philippines
Peace and love!
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ChrisRe, Germany
So beautiful....I love the design and the message ❤
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mezzanine2, Canada
Congratulations to Pauline and the second and third place participants. Peace is more vital than ever in these times.
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Aguaroble, France
Bravo! I really like the message behind it, it illustrates well what postcards can bring and what Postcrossing is about!
Would it be possible to see the works of those who finished second / third / fourth... ?
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MythOwney, United States of America
Tres belle, Pauline! I love the doves and the gentle delivery of peace! Thanks!
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gabybernadette, Indonesia
The meaning behind this design is beautiful! Can’t wait to use this on WPd 🧡📮
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
Looks much nicer than last year's
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kiwijanine, New Zealand
I love it. Hopefully this year I will recieve one and I will leave space to be about to post some this year. Last year all my postcards were travelling so couldn't send anymore
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ursula64, Canada
beautiful card, i would love to know where to purchase them so i can send out. :)
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sams1977, Brazil
Meus parabéns pela vitória!
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Olaur, Singapore
Love the meaning of this card. So beautiful! Congrats to Pauline!
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betslets, United States of America
I am so looking forward to World Postcard Day - 2022! And, having this year's Postcrossing representation will make the event extra special! (How in the World could anyone possibly choose just one winner -- the 2nd and 3rd submissions were wonderful, too, and I'm sure there were many more from all those that entered). Congratulations to the winners, and Best Wishes to everyone participating on October 1!
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Shortie42, United States of America
Congrats!! I love the concept of the meaning of the postcard! World Peace is so much needed!! Can't wait til the printable file is ready so I can send to friends and send out on 10/1! This is my third year doing this and the cards just get better and better!! Congrats again Pauline!
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paradonym, Germany
Are the sponsors the same as last year? Finepaper and Technimpresa? So we could grab 2021's back side, change the attributions to the current ones and have a valid 2022 back side?
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Teufel07, Germany
Wow so Cool
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edith0817, United Kingdom
Lovely art. I can't wait to send them to others and I hope I will receive one as well. Beautiful card.
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rosenbusch, Germany
I love this postcard. Congratulations, Pauline ....
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pemasagirls, France
Very peacefull in the design and colors. Really what we currently need in our deperately violent wordnt the war in Ukraine, the one-year "anniversary" of the return of Talibans in Afganistan.
Thanks for the card. For sure, I'll be keeping slots to send some !

COngratulation ! And thanks.
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Gerda-RD, Netherlands
Congratulations!!!
I like this card and her message.
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Pollianna_81, Russia
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🕊📬
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MailFromNanning, China
I hope you will include the addresses of the Chinese postcrossers back in time for World Postcard Day? Otherwise it wouldn't be fair.
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Demmi, Romania
#worldpostcardday welcome :)
Congratulations Pauline!
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Anjelikka, United States of America
That is a beautiful card. Perfect choice for this year's world :)
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Toome2, Netherlands
Whow, again an beautifully card!
Thanks to Pauline
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iamhaley, Taiwan
C'est très beau!!!
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iamhaley, Taiwan
C'est très beau!!!
Merci beaucoup Pauline!
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Knerq, United States of America
I hope we will get a chance to see the other entries!
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lemontoffy, Finland
I love this illustration, thank you for making it and congratulations for winning!
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Kah_Yang, Malaysia
Pauline's design is so elegant and beautiful.Thank you.
The second and third place designa are beautiful too, where can I download the high resolution files ?
I would really happy to have multiple designs for WPD !
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beesknees, United States of America
Very pretty card, congratulations, cant wait to print and send
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illuru, Russia
Great creations!
Congratulations to Pauline, Olie and Christina!
I mostly like the Finnish version of the postcard (with cranes), but I would love to print the French one.
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Flippie, Canada
Thank you Pauline, it's beautiful.
My plan is to make postcards with the residents where I work with and send them away to there partners, family, friends or the favorite care-aide or nurse.
Personally, I love to send al my friends a card and I will give my new neighbors a card. I moved in a new condo-building last March and off course I love to send the postcrossers a card.
I will ask my husband to send me one...hihi
I can't wait to print out Paulines card.
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TurtlePoint, United States of America
Now THIS ONE I'm excited about and will be printing and sending!!
Thanks for sharing your talents, Pauline!
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natha_md, Chile
I loved this year's winning design, without a doubt, very much in keeping with what we live in the world. May hope reach every mailbox!
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KatDiddlyD, United States of America
I love this!
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an9ellique, Netherlands
Beautiful!! 🕊❤️
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domingos, Brazil
Congratulations Paulinectart
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ipuenktchen, Iran
Good job!!! Congrats!!!!
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Emchen, Germany
Very nice postcard, I like it
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JessieUy, Malaysia
A dove delivering a message of PEACE right into your mailbox on a World Postal Day is a nice feeling to receive it from someone miles away. Congratulations to the winner for creating such a lovely design.
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AnnJewel_Chyi, China
Wow! I like the design SO much! Especially the white leaves and pigeons on the blue background which really shows the feeling of Peace. I want to print and send it! Peace to the world, to everyone~
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D2M2, United States of America
I love this design! It will be a pleasure to send and receive it.
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postboo, Norway
That's beautiful!! 🥰 I look forward to sending (and hopefully receiving) it, such a good design! Congratulations to the winner!
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Lasingla, Russia
Very beautiful postcards, I would really like to get such a collection and send to friends.
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diana_pastoriza, Spain
This year I will try to participate in World Postcard Day :) Love the design, Pauline, thanks!
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Kushboo, Netherlands
Lovely, looking forward to sending and receiving it in october.
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Anactf, Portugal
Beautiful postcard!
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mlandman, Netherlands
beautiful!! 😍
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Securita, Portugal
Superb design. Congratulations to Pauline, but also to Olie and Christina who complete the podium :)
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Aliona_22, Ukraine
A very beautiful postcard and a well-chosen topic. Peace to all of us!
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Somaco, Germany
I really love it! :)
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thudthwacker, United States of America
What a great design; congratulations to Pauline for making it, and kudos to the committee for selecting it.
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delo007, United States of America
I love the design. I just ordered postcards - the files were so easy to use and upload to the Moo site.

Thanks for being a part of such an important, happy, and uplifting global event.

Cheers!
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Haiyuan, China
Very nice design! Fantastic.
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1Suzanne, United Kingdom
How clever to show peace like this. A beautiful card.
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Nakendorf, Finland
It's gorgeous! I will definitely get a bunch for myself ❤
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Talldave, United States of America
What a lovely, elegant design!
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happydayout, New Zealand
Such a lovely design, congratulations! 2nd and 3rd place getters equally beautiful. Now to get some printed 👍
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Nima_0, Sri Lanka
Aww such a meaningful and lovely postcard.. Congratulations Pauline✨ maybe I'll try to print some..
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MURALIMADDUR, India
Very beautiful card and love it
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nelly_zhou, China
Lovely card! Congratulations
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Cemee, Finland
So beautiful and meaningful! Peace, love and kindness to us all.
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InTheDoghouse, United States of America
It's lovely! Congratulations, Pauline!
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Nannerl74, Austria
Hi Everybody, pls let me know how I get the WPD Badge and will I get address to send the cards or should I send to people I choose?
Its my first WPD...
Thanks for your hepl!
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Penpal, United States of America
Congratulations on the winners and everyone who participated! The designs are all so lovely.

If it isn't too much trouble, I was wondering whether the designs for previous years are available somewhere for either download or purchase
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Byrons_brain, United Kingdom
I absolutely love this design, I can’t wait to send them 😍
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Regndroppar, Finland
@Nannerl74 On Oct 1 just take addresses as you normally would. Write and mail the cards and when the recipients register them, you'll get the badge. Sure, you can also send cards to your friends and family, but these don't naturally count towards the badge. And you are free to send ANY card on Oct 1, they don't need to be these official winner cards.
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Talamaska, Kazakhstan
So nice design!
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orange_memo, United States of America
Beautiful design 😍 Congratulations to the winner !!
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Ullilla, Germany
A creative idea and awesome design execution. Congratulations to you, Pauline !!!
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JuliaJuanita, Poland
Great design :)
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coraina, Spain
I love Pauline's illustration, but also Olie and Christina's, is there a way to download them also in high resolution? It would be great to be able to send all three...
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Anjelikka, United States of America
The design is being printed and I am excited for the lucky postcrossers who will receive this card from me. It is absolutely perfect. And yes Pauline Chrétien name is on the back to give her full credit. I will keep one for myself. :) Thank you!
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honeybeelatte, United States of America
This is a beautiful design, what a lovely art style! Congratulations Pauline!!!
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Rosario_Sannino, Italy
Really really beautiful!
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RESHMARESHMA, India
Simply beautiful
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Dame_Rime, Finland
Beautiful card and great design! Love and peace for everyone 💌💌💌
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ZlatkavonSternberk, Czech Republic
Congratulations to the winner!
The postcard is beautiful and I am going to enjoy sending it to many people.
May we all live in peace, wherever we are.
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ROHITHKAMATH, India
Nice card & congratulations to all the winners. I would like to get the card design for 2nd & 3rd winner as well.. Tremendous efforts have gone in from them too....
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Fladina, Germany
Will there be a special postal cancellation like last year?
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Mooner123, China
What a lovely card full of love! This time, I totally agree with the judge team's choice.It brings us love and hope, I love it!
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Mooner123, China
CN post is back to normal and we are so eager and excited to get cards feom pc in the near fulture.
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Solo1959, United States of America
Hello all. I'm new here and I need some tips. I am not understanding what is expected on Would Postcard day. Do I need to register specifically to send a postcard on that day and use the fabulous special event post card?
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Iside82, Italy
I simply LOVE it. This is the very meaning mail should have, now most then ever. Peace and love between people.
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vingoul, India
Congratulations to all the participants and to the winners! Can't wait to send and receive these cards. I missed the first one, but do have the second one. By the way, is it possible to get files of the 2nd and 3rd placed winners to print?
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jelenne, Lithuania
Congratulations to the winner!
The second and third place are beautiful too, is it possible to download them also so we could send more varieties of postcards for WPD?
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atehena, India
Why not offer downloadable files for the 2nd and 3rd prize winning entry as well? So they can also be printed and used for posting in WPD?
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Amanda5417, Australia
I love this postcard! Just made sure to download the images for it - I missed last years so I'm not missing this years' WPD!
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wifetoalineman, United States of America
Congratulations Pauline!!! It's a beautiful design and loved it too.
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LaurieBulson, United States of America
I am very excited to use this beautiful card! Do we get to see some of the other entries also? That would be fun to see all the different ideas people came up with.
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rmchapp, United States of America
just ordered mine :)
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AliceTan21087, Malaysia
Congrats to the winners 🎊🎉
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