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Once again, Postcrossing is dressing up for the holidays, and in the spirit of the season, we’re partnering up once more with Deutsche Post to make your postcards work for a good cause! Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to announce that…

For every postcard sent from Germany through Postcrossing during the month of December, Deutsche Post will make a donation of €0.10 to the non-profit organization Stiftung Lesen (Reading Foundation).

Doesn’t that sound nice? If you’re in Germany, all you have to do is keep sending postcards! If your December postcards are registered before the end of February 2015, you’ll be contributing to this cause.

And though only postcards sent from Germany count, there’s always a receiver in every postcard exchange – so each time a card from Germany is registered, the recipient will be indirectly contributing to this donation as well!

To make things even more interesting, there will also be some nice prizes for the participants:

The winners will be picked up by Paulo's random number generator in early March 2015, when we will also announce the value raised by the German postcrossers to Stiftung Lesen here on the blog. Last year, a very impressive total of 7845 euros were raised… can we do the same this year? Stiftung Lesen

Stiftung Lesen is a German non-profit organization, working to increase literacy – especially among children and adolescents. They promote reading through several different activities, such as the “My first letter” contest.


So… what are you waiting for? If you’re in Germany, grab a pen and your stack of postcards and stamps, and start writing! The more cards you send, the more you’ll contribute to this cause – and the more chances you’ll have of winning a nice prize! :)

PS – As always, we respect your private information and will not share it with any company without your express permission. The full details of this campaign can be read here (German only).