It’s been 15 years today since Paulo flipped the switch to turn Postcrossing on â€” 15 years! ðŸŽ‰ Can you believe that?! We’re a little incredulous ourselvesâ€¦ but immensely happy and grateful for the opportunity to come on this journey that has delivered millions of postcards around the world. Who could have imagined such an unlikely adventure?!
Awhile back, we asked you guys to upload a selfie with your mailbox to our anniversary wall, and almost 1000 of you accepted the challenge and showed us your happy mailboxes. It’s such a joy to browse the gallery now, and see your smiles and the places where all the postcards land! Mailboxes and mail slots seem to come in all shapes, sizes and materials, and quite a few of you even receive your mail directly from your mail carrier’s hands at your doorstep or on your local post office. So much color and diversity of mailboxes and ways of receiving mail!
We wanted to do a little surprise with these nice photos, so we put together a video filled with smiles to share with you all:
Sorry that we couldn’t put all of the photos in without making the video too long â€”Â we tried to include as many as we could. You can see all the photos on the 15 Years of Happy Mailboxes page, and the submissions will be open until the end of the month.
A big thank you to every single one of you out there, sending postcards to strangers across the world and helping make this planet a happier place â€”Â you are the stars of this celebration! ðŸ¤© Join us in a little celebratory dance and enjoy this special day!
Before I get all weepy, let me just share some more good news: we have been working with Brazil Post on a new Postcrossing-themed stamp that is being released today! It’s a beautiful stamp by SÃ£o Paulo’s illustrator Daniel LourenÃ§o, showing 2 people connected through postcards. It’s a big, beautiful stamp (click the image to see a bigger version), and we have no doubt Brazilian postcards will look extra nice with it.
We’re so proud of the Postcrossing community in Brazil, whose persistence and dedication to their hobby resulted in this gorgeous stamp coming to life. Sadly, they cannot yet get together to celebrate the stamp launch right now… but there will be an online launch event (on Instagram and Youtube), and we’re certain postcrossers will make up for lost time when it is safe to meet in person again. Enjoy your new stamp, and we look forward to seeing it on many future postcards from Brazil ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡·!
PS – Postcrossers in China ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡³, if you can’t see the video above, try here.