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“Postcrossing is definitely one of the most incredible things I have ever come across! It is such an amazing and meaningful way to learn about different cultures, celebrate diversity and share our part of the world with so many people out there. I don't think I will ever be able to express how grateful or happy I am for being part of this huge community of kind, unique and respectful people!”
Maria Clara,14, Brazil
“Postcrossing makes it easy to travel the world cheaply and easily- through the mail! It make dreams wrapped up in paper!”
“It's not only a way to discover the world , it's a way to discover other people on this planet I never will meet. And it's a way to discover myself. I have received so much cards filled with love, kisses and hugs....peace is a postcard that travels the world. Thank you that I can be a part of it.....”
“It brings the world into your postbox and into your home. I learn a lot from Postcrossing, it turns me into a dreamer, and it shows me places where very few people can boast that they had seen it all.”
Lida, South Africa
“Postcrossing makes my mailbox happy! A great opportunity to meet people (and postcards) from around the world!”
“It is the best feeling in the world getting an unexpected message from someone across the world :)”
“It's a great way for a person like me to see all kinds of places that I would never have a chance to see otherwise. I love watching my collection grow and waiting for the surprise of where my next card will be from and also the kindness of everyone involved in this genius creation.”
“Every time I read the message on every postcards and the message which others told me as they registered my postcards, both of them gave me the energy and courage which can make me keep going on my road in my life. Postcrossing help me catch the world and open the world. Postcrossing help my life, be fulled by the joy. Everyday I wake up and wait some words from another corner in the world to knock my door ,and my heart.
Thank you too much, postcrossing.
You change the world, postcrossers.”
“There is nothing like a postcard in your letterbox to let you know you're not alone, and bring a smile to your face. It's great to overcome barriers of race and religion and just reach out to each other in the spirit of Friendship. All the world should do postcrossing, we'd be a much calmer, friendlier place.”
“Postcrossing is a miracle. This is the magic that you can do without a wand. I'm not Harry Potter, but I can make a stranger happy just by sending him a beautiful card.”
“Postcrossing gives me an opportunity to make friends all over the world. Meeting various people from absolutely different backgrounds is always fascinating.”
“I am getting older and not able to travel as much as i used to... now I can go all over the world!”
“Ever since my friend introduced me to postcrossing I have been smiling to myself all the time at the thought of it all, that you send and receive from 100s of countries around the world. Receiving a postcard the traditional way is so much more satisfying and exciting! I am going to do this for my whole life! No doubt!”
“I used to be fascinated by people in different cultures, but lately I've been too dedicated to my comfort zone, and have even developed a touch of American arrogance. Not cool! The world still has so much to offer, and I remember that every time I get a postcard from around the world. Thank you all!”
Tara, Virginia, USA
“Every time when I request a new address to write a card, it is a start from a nice journey.
To write postcards to someone else in the world is a small meeting with another person from another land, another culture and so on.
It is nice to get postcards and to know, that this one person took deliberately time to send you a card.
With time you get a nice collection from cards around the world.
For me Postcrossing is a lot of Joy.
You never know what for a Profile is behind the next Mouse Click.”
“I don't even know what makes me feel better - knowing that my postcard has reached it's destination or getting one myself. Anyway, there's nothing else like it.”
“Postcrossing has made my collection more interesting. It has changed my life and the out look of the world! Thanks Postcrossing:)”
“After starting postcrossing I have found that I run to the letterbox to find out who the next card (if its there) is from. This site helps you to get to know people from different cultures these people have differnt loves and hates to you etc. You get to talk to people you may not be able to talk to without a site like this one. I love reading peoples profiles and working out which card they like and hopefully ticking off something on their wishlist, I enjoy this just as much as receiving cards”
Ruth,15, United Kingdom
“I have learned so much more about the world and its people. When I read the paper, hear the news or hear something someone has said, I think, wow, I know someone who lives there! It brightens my life. I can't wait to check my mail every day.”
Cinnamon1, San Antonio, Texas, USA
“It makes getting the mail a complete joy!! I never know what I will find when I open my mailbox!! I've met wonderful people, have a pile of postcards I treasure, and now I'm an addict!! Postcrossing is the best!!”
“it gives me the opportunity to share my part of the world with others. At the same time my world is expanded by learning and seeing other parts of the world. I can not explain the thrill I get when I have found the perfect postcard to send to someone. And when I receive a perfect card for myself, I am equally thrilled. I think it is a great way to step out of myself and see that there are so many people in the world to connect with...it is truly an amazing project!”
“It is so exciting to receive postcards in the mailbox. I realize that people are people no matter where they live. We are all really alike, we enjoy same things in life and are sad about same things. A little girl from Russia wrote me that it was so hot in Russia that even ice-cream did not help. That totally made sense to me, that was HOT.”
“I love meeting so many friendly people all over the world and every day feels like a holiday when I open our mailbox and find a new card waiting for me. Thank you for creating this wonderful project! Happy Postcrossing!”
“The joy of sending and sharing your stories with someone who is sitting at the other side of the world and not knowing when your words will reach them or when or whom you will receive your next card is an experience worth taking.
Postcrossing has introduced me to new friendships which I intend to cherish for a long time. I am immensely grateful to be a part of this and I give out my love to all the other fellow postcrossers from around the world.
Make this world a better place. Spread love ♥♥♥”
“It's the old fashion way of communicating and I love it.
This way I can travel around the world & see wonderful places I normally wouldn't see. Each card is special, because someone I didn't know picked it just for me and took the time to write and sent it. And I too can make people happy this way.”
“I love postcrossing because postcards are a passion from little. You dont know how much it makes me happy to recieve and send them. I met some nice postcrossers!! Thank you for helping me with my collection and making my day complete with fun and joy!”
“It's really fun and exciting. I always wake up and rush to the mailbox to find my surprises!”
“There's such a thrill in receiving postcards from somewhere "out there." Also, thanks to my fellow Postcrossers, I'm learning about Russian authors, Finnish artists, and tidbits about places I haven't been to before and may never likely visit in my lifetime. It's like travelling without having to leave the comforts of home. :-)”
“Postcrossing allows me to travel from my armchair!”
“I've only been in involved in Postcrossing for a little over three months, but I really love it. Apart from the obvious joy of sending and receiving post cards and choosing the right card and stamps, what I like is that the color of my skin, hair and eyes doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what I look like, how old I am, what my job is, what I drive, where I work or how much money I have or don't have. People still happily send me post cards and people are happy to receive the ones I send.”
“I like Postcrossing because it enables people from different cultures to communicate, learn about each other, and make friends. I am saddened by the fact that my country has very few Postcrossing members, relative to its size. What can I do to make the idea of Postcrossing more popular?”
“My mother started my postcard collection when I was only 3 and a half months old. Postcrossing is the perfect way to continue this collection without needing to find someone who is travelling.”
Nathalie Griffiths, Calgary
“This is a great opportunity to get live communication with people abroad. Postcards transfer human energy which is great. It's a wonderful project!”
“Postcrossing is like an oasis for me. When I felt so exhausted about my day, receiving a postcard will make me happy again! My favourite part are reading the email from receiver and registering the postcard that I received.
I hope all of you as happy as I am!
Happy Postcrossing <3”
“I like postcrossing because it promotes peace, love and joy. It gives me hope and makes this world a better place to live in. There are no prejudice opinions on postcrossing. I have met so many nice individuals from around the world through postcards. I am thankful to be part of this project.”
“I get to feel and see the world through native eyes. Its an amazing gesture to be able to share parts of myself and my country with people all over the world!”
“Postcrossing enables you to get little glimpses of the life and the world of strangers all over the world- and in return you can share your little world with others!
It makes the world bigger and smaller at the same time and I love it!”
“The first thing I do when coming home is going to my mailbox hoping for postcards. In my opinion, Postcrossing is a great project to show that strangers from all over the world can communicate in a peaceful way without hate or prejudices. Keep going!!”
“I love the surprise of finding postcards from around the world when I open my postbox. I now receive more postcards than bills!
Everywhere I go I look for new postcards and fun stickers to add to my collection to send.”
“I have 'met' people like 'The Tealonas' in Finland, 'House of Secrets' in Belgium, 'Isa' in Germany, and so many other wonderful people that I've swapped several postcards with. My postcard collection has grown to almost 5,000 cards, AND when I open my mailbox, I smile because of what is inside.”
9teen87 in Florida, USA
“I like Postcrossing because it offered me a fun way to overcome my fear of leaving my house. After being indoors for almost two years and living like a hermit, I challenged myself to go on small trips to the post office as often as I dared to, to post cards. Now, after being a member for over a year, I can say that Postcrossing broadened my world in more than one respect. Not only am I not scared anymore, but I also have received postcards from places I will probably never visit myself. Thanks!”
“It is a fleeting moment of connection with a stranger, trying to give them a smile. It is feeling your heart-rate pick up at the sound of post dropping onto your doormat. In a fast-moving world, it reminds us to be patient and accept there are things beyond our control.”
“I learn a lot from different people all round the world.I can travel to different places through postcards.I really love this programme！That is fantastic!”
“At the moment, I live as an expat in one isolated corner of the world, so often travelling to other places but my homeland is not an option. Postcrossing is an awesome way to virtually travel the world, seeing places that otherwise I would have never visited and, above all, sharing personal anecdotes, memories, local stories and traditions with foreigners, learning every day a bit more and keeping prejudices away...”
ECJ, Faroe Islands
“It's a big surprise everytime I open the mailbox. I already received so many beautiful postcards from many countries around the world I haven't dreamt of before. Even the postman loves to deliver those lovely postcards, as we live in the world of computers and people rarely send postcards anymore!”
Melanie, Lustadt, Germany
“I had forgotten how much I enjoy writing, and meeting new and interesting people, so I thank you for creating this site. I have already in three months made some interesting friends, and at least two who I think will become life-long friends. I enjoy chatting with them and enjoy sending them little things I think might interest them.”
Twanda Royal, Florida, USA
“I'm just new to Postcrossing and am already addicted. I have yet to receive my first card but every time someone receives one from me and I can get a new name, I do! What a great way to brighten my day and know I'm going to make someone's day better too. I'm eagerly anticipating that first postcard. No more dreading that walk to the mailbox expecting only a pile of bills.”
“Collecting cool postcards from around the world is an obvious perk of Postcrossing, but what I really love about this hobby is the meaningful connections I've been making with people around the world. We exchange thoughts about predictable things like our own lives and our own cities and the weather, but I've also discovered that the more meaningful messages written on the postcards can spark enlightening exchanges about culture, politics and global relations. And another benefit is that I feel like I'm doing my part to keep my postal carrier employed. So let's celebrate this endangered form of correspondence that is best when not digitized. Sometimes it's good to take life slow, one postcard at a time.”
Joanwilder, Cincinnati, Ohio
“It has opened up the world to me, a non-traveler. I have seen places and exchanged words with people I would have never met before. It has given me something to share with my 90 yr old grandmother and she is as excited to get the mail as me. Every day a new corner of the globe is illuminated.”
Yvonne, Southwest Florida
“It gives me the change to have a small 'present' each day! When the postman walks across our house, an excitement takes place in our family and the children are almost fighting over whom can take the mail to the livingroom. As three of them postcross too, I only have one problem with this; the cost.”
mama manon, the Netherlands
“Being a member of Postcrossing, bring me back my memories of childhood at that time. I used to love writing letters. But now...for every single day, I cant wait to see my mailbox. Its AWESOME !”
“As long as I remember, I've loved getting mail. I have kept all cards and letters since I was 5 yrs, so almost for 36 yrs! After reading an article in Finnish Postia -magazine, I started Postcrossing and loved it since! Living in a tiny, distant village, this is my way of meeting people! THANKS!”
“it is so refreshing to receive postcards in the morning! It never gets old. The feeling in the mornings that something great awaits you in the mailbox is so invigorating. That beneath the stack of bills and letters, you'll find a nicely written postcard. Postcrossing has also enabled me to widen my network of friends from all around the world. Thank you Postcrossing for giving my mailbox a new lease of life!”
Cheryl (theguitarist), Malaysia
“Postcrossing opened my eyes to places which I would probably never get to know and got closer people who I would probably never know about their existence, and all that is just AMAZING!
It manages to blend the new technological tool that is internet with the old, traditional (and almost lost) personal touch given by a hand-written postcard sharing out a piece of your life. What else?!”
Carina from Patagonia, Argentina
“My mother and I came across Postcrossing in 2014 when she read about it on a local magazine article promoting postcard-writing. I had always sent postcards to my family and friends while on the road, so I decided to have a go. Mum and I are now active members in Postcrossing. This project keeps me motivated when facing stress from my studies, especially when I'm thousands of miles away from home. I have encouraged a few friends to join us and everyone has enjoyed it so far!”
Erica, Hong Kong/United Kingdom
“Every day, every morning I open my mailbox in the hopes that there will be treasured card there. Each day, the mailbox is for me a box with a present. You never know whether there will be a card there or not. I ♥ postcrossing, this is the best project ever made.”
“Postcrossing is like a breath of fresh air in the world filled with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp and others.
The joy of sending and receiving postcards cannot be described but has to be experienced. I have made a good acquaintance recently with a fellow Postcrosser staying 8000 miles away from me! Where else do you get such opportunity?
Postcrossing for me: Fun as well as informative!”
Satish Anikhindi - Belagavi, Karnataka, India
“I just celebrated my one year anniversary of belonging to Postcrossing! To be a member of a group of 500,000+ people around the world who want to be part of a global community of friendship is so rewarding! I look forward every day to receiving a postcard & even more I wait anxiously until I am able to send out another. I have learned so much about other countries. I often first look at a pertinent Wikipedia entry before I register a card so I can say something specific about the card.”
“It's awesome to read those few words written on paper <3”
“I love getting post in general, but a pretty postcard always makes my day. I display and collect the cards. Every single card equals a smile on my face.”
“It makes me travel around the world and learn about new countries! It's always fun to open your mailbox, just to find a postcard.”
“I love postcrossing because you can meet a lot of people who do not have the same age, not of the same nationality, who do not live in the same country with different customs.
But, we are all equal and we all love postcrossing...”
Loriane, 11 year old , France
“Postcrossing helps me learn about so many different countries (some, I confess, which I had never heard of before.) I love looking in the mailbox and seeing a postcard from someone. It's like a smile sent across thousands of miles. Thank you to all the Postcrossing users for making my day so exciting when I open the mailbox! :o)”
“it gives people new hobbies and there are surprises that awaits in your mailbox. Different postcards from different people around the globe. Instead of burying yourself in time-wasting activities, Postcrossing gives a brand, new meaning to leisure and hobby!”
“First of all, I get the most amazing postcards from new "friends" - no matter how brief. I love the challenge of trying to match postcards to the preferences listed. I check on here at least once a week to see if I'm eligible to sent another postcard - I'm just loving this!”
Andi58, Pablo Montana
“It's such an easy and cool way to get in touch with people all over the world! I don't have enough money to travel a lot, but writing postcards to people in far away countries is as close as it comes!”
“I love Postcards very much, but now with e-cards I don't get any. So that's why I like this so much. Waiting...yes something in the mail A POSTCARD. Yes, that's makes me smiley every time. And if one that I sent arrived i'm happy because some one in this world is gonna send me a postcard!”
“I'm a postcard nut, I love the backs of them as much as the fronts, the little slivers of personality that arrive in my letter box, from the card they chose to the note they write, reminds me that we're all unique and makes the big world seem a little bit smaller.”
“It made me discover the world of beautiful Czech stamps. It makes me smile anytime I request a new address and try to fulfill the recipient's wish. It makes me happy anytime there is the little card in my mailbox. It just made me addicted to the almost forgotten private postal service! Thank you!”
Petra, Czech Republic
“Postcrossing has shown me that people from all around the world are willing to dedicate the time to interact with all different kinds of people, even though everyone involved in this project is so different. It is so nice to know that people from everywhere are kind enough to send a little happiness in the mail to someone else across the globe.”
“I'm in postcrossing since December, and I really can't find the right words to describe it! When I return home from school, and find a postcard waiting for me, I'm getting so excited! It brings me a sunshine, and makes my day! It's happy when you learn that your card reached someone too, cause you know that you made somebodys day! Finding the right postcard for anybody is also something fun... I've also made some great friends here!
CONTINUE IT! :D
Cheers from Greece!
Aimilia, Greece ( Miloudi)
“It brings the world together, it brings joy and happiness (for senders and receivers)- it feels like being a part of a big big family :-)You can learn a lot about the different people in the different places. A member of Finland wrote that this project should get the Peace Nobel Prize: YES!!! I always love it, to choose and write postcards for a random person in this world and to receive another card from someone ... It brings such warm feeling inside :-)It makes life better!!!”
Kleine Hexe from Germany
“Postcrossing allows me to get to know other cultures and other people without having to leave my hometown. We're all looking for the same cultural enrichment and we all share the love for postcards. If you haven't joined yet, you're missing out on a lot of fun.”
“In my opinion Postcrossing have change my life. Now, when i arrive at home i run to my mail box to see if i have received my postcard.
It´s so amazing!!”
Diogo Vidal , Portugal
“Postcrossing changed my life! Every day I can find surprises in my mailbox and I've learned so much about the world and its wonderful countries thru Postcrossing. But the very best is... I've found lots of kind and dear friends from all over the world! Thank you Paulo and PC-team!!!”
“Every day is special, and the days I get a postcard is extra special. Something so small and brings so much joy! Living way down here near the bottom of the world makes it very expensive to travel anywhere and the receiving of a card takes me briefly to a part of the world I will never visit. Thank you! Thank you everyone.”
Diane, New Zealand
“Such a simple, yet amazing concept. My Mum and I enjoy post crossing, and we have cork boards around the house of all the postcards we've received. I hope to enjoy many more years of post crossing!”
“It helps a person like me who is financially unable to travel the world to do so (sort of) through postcards. I enjoy the brief snapshots of people’s lives, their view of the world and what motivates them. Postcards help me feel less alone and excited to engage with others beyond my comfort zone.”
“I love Postcrossing very much. This is a great way to learn about other countries in the world. I also collect postcards, so this is a very good way to get cards. It's great to come home after a long day in school and receive wonderful postcards from all over the world.”
Tanja from Finland
“Everytime I hold a new postcard in my hand, I see more than the picture, I feel emotions between a foreign human and me. This project make people smile every day and give them the chance to send hapiness around the world.”
“Postcrossing is one of my favorite hobbies, and it keeps me busy. I always have a card to write, and I get so excited when I see someone liked what I sent ! And when I come home and see a letter waiting for me, it's like a little gift everyday :)”
“I smile every time I go to my mailbox.
It makes me feel part of something big.
It brings me the taste of new cultures and new places.
It allows me to connect with people, exchange thoughts, share passions.
In the end, it's like having the world as your backyard and you've been invited to see it.”
Ana T., Portugal
“This project is the most fantastic that I have seen in my life. It has almost 6 months that I have been traveling around the world through the gorgeous and beautiful postcards that I have been received...The words that people have written really make my day special. I just love this project!!!”
“In this technological Age, with people walking around glued to their devices, & head-phoned to the nth degree, what a joy to connect with "strangers" & friends across the World:
Bravo to all involved! (Plus, we need to keep postal facilities alive & well, don't we?)”
“Since kid I always love and thrilled whenever I got parcels and letters from post officers but at the same time feel sad because no one send me mail and letters anymore. I don't know how to find penpal if I rarely meet foreigners or people who willing to send me postcards from their place. And I finally find postcrossing! I feel like I am being saved because these platform allow me to pursue my hobby and being thrilled whenever I go to post office those postcards and whenever I receive one”
“I thought that I was honestly the only person on earth who sent postcards, and I don't even remember how I found this website, but when I did, it made me so happy to find other people who share this hobby. This is something I hope to teach my own kids to do when they get older, but I love this and everything about it.”
Joel, American teacher in China
“It's a great way to spread some love and happiness among people around the world. Besides the happy feeling a postcard in my mailbox gives me, I integrate my postcrossing in my lessons as a teacher of 10/11 yr olds. It's a great way to learn these children about other cultures, English, topography and mathematics. They all are infected with the postcrossing virus ;-).
Keep postcrossing everybody! ”
“Two words: simple happiness”
“it transforms this big and chaotic planet into a cosy village. Read less bad news, write more friendly cards!”
Nicolas von Lettow-Vorbeck, Germany
“It has brightened my days so many times when i feld really down. I also enjoy it when i find out funnies names of places. Like in Australia there is a town called Gympie which in dutch is the word for sneaker (as in Shoe).
Since last year i also started to use my own personalized
stamps (using my own photo's) because of hem i get great comments on my cards.
In my opinion PostCrossing brings a smile and a lot of joy to the world.”
“It's an easy way to communicate. I have a bunch of illnesses that keep me away from people in "real" life but in Postcrossing world they don't matter. I have met wonderful people and seen beautiful places through postcards - amazing how something so simple can bring so much joy!”
“It's so nice to send and receive postcards all over the world! I wait so much to receive cards. It's so amazing feeling when I see a postcard in my mailbox.I love to read comments of the postcard I have sent. And it's very exciting to find out which country you are sending the card. I love everything.”
“For a postcard lover like me, Postcrossing is like heaven on earth. The amazing feeling of opening the mail box and finding a postcard from a different country makes my day. Love it so much :)”
“I love Postcrossing! Not only does it grant me 'armchair travel', but it's a hobby that I can share with my 11 year old daughter. She loves it too, and there's always a rush to the mailbox to see who got the most cards each day. We have a lot of fun together, and that's the best thing of all!”
“I travel the World from behind my desk, I meet interesting people, I greet them, I read them and I write them. And they return the favour right back into my mailbox, outside my door. And it even brings a smile to the postman, who delivers my mail....!”
“Everyone I meet is always intrigued by my Postcrossing hobby. I share my scrapbooks with anyone who is interested. I say I won't travel outside of Canada, and I still remain firm on that, BUT Postcrossing allows me to glimpse other countries without the airport hassles!”
Diana, Thunder Bay, Canada
“I have never been outside my country, but I feel like I've been to a different country with every card I get. I was very surprised to find out that sending cards by post is still a thing and I am very happy that I came across this community of warm, friendly people who are also earnest to communicate and connect with the whole world. Much love to the Postcrossing team. Mabuhay!”
“In hard times like these, when wars and crises dominate what we see on TV and many people are struggling with their lives, there are only a few things that can put a huge smile on my face. Postcrossing is one of them and it makes the world a little bit better for me. As if everything's not lost.”
“I love postcrossing!
It's amazing, when I receive postcards from all world!
This is a very good project.”
“It feeds my addiction to sending and receiving handwritten postcards. I also like being given the name of a stranger and trying to fulfill that person's request for particular cards. Although I'm happy to receive any cards, it's a special treat to find in my mailbox those that I've requested.”
“It is the adventure of traveling around the world visiting interesting places for the low price of a stamp, meeting all kinds of people, with the surprise of not knowing where come the next postcard will come from. And a good way to practice some english…”
“It is absolutely exciting to get postcards from all over the world. I love the surprise where the next card comes from and everything that people share with me, what they are doing, what life is like in their country. It is a fantastic way of getting to know the world a little better! I love it!”
“It has made my work area a place of interest! I put my 3 newest arrivals in my work area. Now everyone stops by my cube to see if there has been any new arrivals. I believe they are getting the postcard bug ;-}”
“it opens the world to me. I love connecting to people of other cultures and believe it makes me a better person. Picking out a special card for my new "friend" gives me great joy. I have shared this program with three people in the post office as I was mailing a card. I hope they join also. And my friend at school may register so her second graders can "travel" through her cards.”
“I just love postcrossing...being a part of something so unique is wonderful. I am known as the "Queen of Snail Mail" among my friends and I thoroughly embrace it. I enjoy sending postcards across the world and definitely enjoy receiving them..I have learned new things, encountered wonderful people, and seen truly beautiful things being a part of postcrossing.. I plan on staying a part of this unique community.”
“Every time I get a card from somewhere it makes me really happy and it is very special to have a card which is addressed personally to me. It is also so interesting to hear about so many people around the world, who share the same interest as I. Internationalization at its best. Thank you so much!”
“I will never ever forget my cheer when checking my mailbox for the first time finding that a card from a foreigner was lying inside. Thanks Postcrossing for giving me the chance of meeting so many friends from all over the world!”
“Due to Postcrossing I've a many new friends. I always liked to travel. Thanks to postcards I get to know the world. Thanks to me many people get to now about my country - about Belarus!”
Elena, Belarus, employee of post-office
“I love seeing parts of the world I may never be able to visit. But most of all, I enjoy the small connections with random folks across the planet, ie: "hey, I love to knit, too"... or "I enjoy hiking in the woods and a good campfire, too"... it makes the world seem a smaller and friendlier place.”
“Having been a Post Office clerk for 28 years, this project, and it's runaway success, surprises even me.
I wonder if the founder envisaged the sending of almost half a million cards a month.
One thing that I do know, however, is that almost everyone loves to receive personal mail, and this is mentioned by my customers almost daily.
Postcrossing, for those of us lucky enough to have found it, allows us to receive the personal touch in an increasingly digitised world.”
Simon, post office clerk,UK
“Dearest Postctossing People, I can't thank you all enough for the love and support I have received from strangers around the world, who have sent such beautiful cards, messages and stamps. I have made new mail friends of all ages (the youngest 10 months!!) and have a few favourites (no names mentioned.) All this has helped through a terrible time so thanks for the surprise smiles during dark days and I hope when I try to find the perfect card for you it makes you smile too. Love, Leigh”
Leigh, South Africa
“...there a lots of incredible concidences! The last one today: I received the postcard FR - 300.000, and my 1000th sent card was registered at the same time!”
“I love snail mail and every time I receive a postcard I feel very lucky because I have the chance to see a place in the world with the point of view of the sender. On the other side, when I send a postcard, I can write freely my thoughts and my habits being sure it will be appreciated!”
“When I receive a postcard my heart soars like an eagle! Of the billions of people on earth, it takes my breath away that a single person, thousands of miles away, took the time to write to ME. Though we may never meet, their words will forever be etched in my heart. I am thankful for being able to be a part of sharing. I await the next one. White Wolf, Earth”
White Wolf, Earth
“Postcrossing is like opening the doors to the world.
Every member I meet is someone like me - just someone wanting to share some thoughts and experiences from their little corner of the globe
I think it's the closest thing we have to world peace ♥”
“It's so great when you return to home, open your mailbox and find there postcards with friendly words. It doesn't matter in which mood you are: sad, tired or something else; Postcrossing always brings happiness to people! I'm glad to be a member of Postcrossing:)”
“Postcrossing showed me, that we all share the same wishes and dreams. It doesn’t matter where we live. We are not that different!
Postcrossing is like building a bridge: It becomes much easier to understand other cultures when you know the people.
The best thing I ever started!”
“I´d like to agree with Monique from Canada, who told about her postlady...The other day I bumped into our postman, familiar since years, and sort of apologized for having him carry all my postcrossing cards. he smiled and said he thinks it´s great, "more of this sort!". He said he likes to carry out mail that someone is expecting and enjoying, not just all the bills.
Recently I sent a postcard to Turkmenistan...It´s so exciting to send to places you hardly knew existed.”
“It's absolutely great to get cards almost every day from around the world.”
“After more than two years of Postcrossing I'm still in contact with the Finnish girl who sent me the first postcard. We write each other 4 letters per month - she's the best penpal one can have. Thank you Postcrossing for bringing me in contact with her!”
“Putting that smile on my face every time I send or receive a card, means the world to me...”
“Postcrossing is great! My daughter just loves receiving them from all over the world and she loves picking them out for us to send! Thank you so much for allowing people to get connected via snail mail!!”
“The joy of recieving a POSTCARD is way better than that of recieving a message.”
“I always loved receiving postcards, but it wasn't until Postcrossing that I realized how sending postcards could be as much fun -- if not more so! I actually enjoy going to the stores to pick out cards for different people, and I now carry stamps in my wallet so I can easily mail them to my anonymous friends. I guess I just like the idea that a little piece of me will be in these far-off places that I may never get to visit.”
“I can see many of the country landmark. I cannot afford to travel outside Malaysia and by receiving postcard from Finland, Japan, USA, Germany and many other country it can make me like travel with just a piece of postcard I received.”
“Postcrossing is brilliant because it's like having friends all around the globe who contribute to my very own personalised travel directory. No need to worry now that my post will be all bills, there's invariably some nice words from a new friend in a different country to brighten my day.”
Julie, Cheshire, UK
“There is so much love I want to give to Postcrossing. There is nothing like brighten up a bad day by coming home from work and finding a postcard in my mailbox. I love to read the messages the most, to get a glimse into other parts of the world and other peoples lives. Some stories are just so wonderful. I've gotten 3 colleagues to join and one of them sent their first card yesterday.”
“There is such a sweetness to Postcrossing the the world often seems to lack in this busy world of survival. To think that someone shares a part of their world, their time, thoughts and stamps is a true blessing..Thank you..Postcrossers!”
“Love belongs to the inner human nature. The essence of love is to be shared. However hard we wish to deny this truth we will never be able. The more we love the more we get it in return. I would say this feature creates an addicted energy that we can not pass by. Giving and taking - the way we are!”
Francisco Lima - Portugal
“I have always loved receiving mail, seeing new places, meeting new people and practising languages - and Postcrossing allows me to do all of this at once! I learn something new about the world every day, and getting up in the morning becomes more pleasant with the promise of some nice mail!”
Michaela, Czech Republic
“It's very simple and makes endless fun. You get postcards from people that you would never know or meet in your whole live!
There is nothing better to come back home and to see a postcard in your mailbox, from people you don't know and want to make you happy,it's a great feeling.
This project is a fantastic idea and brings people more and better together.
People should send more postcards to the world and become a member at Postcrossing!”
“I love postcrossing because I have never left the North American continent, yet receive lovely postcards from all over the world! I share my postcards with family and friends, a few of whom have been inspired to join postcrossing. I love the variety of stamps, and delight in the knowledge that all people are alike in more ways than we are different. My love to all postcrossers!
“nice words and beautifull postcards are sent from all over the world. it's wonderfull that people share culture, friendship and peace so far away but also so close to my world. I enjoy it very very much.”
“I've collected stamps for the last 40 years and I guess that's what makes postcrossing so interesting for me. To get a postcard in the mail and to have the person who sent it use the latest issue of stamps on it really makes my day. Geography has always been my favorite subject so what better (and less expensive) way is there to see the world?”
“— " Where are they from? "
— " All over the world. "
The conversation between my English teacher and classmate was my beginning of Postcrossing. At first, I only wanted to improve my writing by sending postcards in English. But it is more than that! I'm really into it!
It's a big surprise every time;
It has a wonderful story in every single card;
It's a considerate heart from every member.
Thank You for Lighting Up My World!”
“One of my nieces turned me on to Postcrossings last year because she knows how much I have always enjoyed writing letters and cards. For over 40 years I have shared my thoughts and travels through life with family members and friends far and wide. And now, I am excited in writing people like me, who enjoy sending and receiving cards; knowing they appreciate each new message that arrives in their mailbox. It is a great way to share our humanity and bring people closer, one address at a time.”
Steve - Husband, Father, Grandfather & Pilot
“I love Postcrossing simply because it connects. I love the fact that through it, you can meet people all around the world, you can learn about their culture, and you can introduce them yours. Aside from the truth that writing, sending and receiving postcards, is relaxing and fun, Postcrossing also lets out the creative side of every person. May it be a professional collector, or a student like me, Postcrossing helps in developing personalities and friendship.”
Emil, 17, Philippines
“It's great and excited to receive a postcard from a unknown sender from any country in the world!
But I also love to search for postcards and share cards that I like to someone in the world.
I just started a few months ago, but I'm already an addict!
Can't wait to open my mailbox and see what I'll receive. It's great!
“I love it to open my mail box and to see the multicolored postcards. I love it, if I get an email that one of my dispatched postcards arrived. I love it, to draw new addresses. Where I send it this time and who hides itself behind the profile. I love it, daily going to Postcrossing :-)”
“I love Postcrossing because it connects people from all over the world. It can also be really informative and even educative as you get to know people from different countries. I think Poscrossing helps to make our planet a much better, nicer place. I always feel so happy whenever I receive a postcard or when I send it myself. It’s so important to share love and not hate. That’s why I’ve joined Postcrossing. And now I can’t imagine my life without it.”
Anastasia Maxine, Russia
“I love Postcrossing for many reasons but what I probably love about it most is that it gives me a way to interact with people I would normally never interact with. Talking directly to people of a different cultures, religions, or places I feel is the best way to appreciate the diversity of mankind.”
Aidan 12, Bay Area S.F
“Traveling is what I am passionate about. Some people say "eat to live, don't live to eat" but for me, i prefer "Live to travel". I study hard just to travel around the world, I love seeing with my naked eyes places that I've only seen in my computer. With Postcrossing, it really helps me to build a sketch in my mind of the places that I want to visit someday.”
“I think is such a noble idea and something that bring a smile to me every time I receive a post card from someone...”
“In this age of advanced technology, letter/postcard writing seems to be a thing of the past. Communication can travel across the world in a few seconds. Everything is so instant that we forget to appreciate the simple things. This is why it's such a joy to look into our (real) mailbox and find a handwritten letter from a stranger in another land, and know that they have taken the time to write specially to us. Postcrossing has made this possible and reminded us of the simple joys of life.”
Deanna A, China
“A beautiful platform that allows me to share my love in the form of postcards sent to an unknown person. Imagine the joy of giving and receiving! In this platform, it happens all the time - not restricting to only festive season. Everyday is a beautiful moment in the world of Postcrossing! Thank you!”
“I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great. So, I love these postcrossing exchanges - it's like traveling all around the world! Every time when I open my mailbox, I feel happy and I can't stop smiling because the feeling in this moment is amazing. Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of this project.
Victoria, psychologist from Lithuania
“Postcrossing is the community where people of the world can connect instead of becoming divided. Honestly - it should get the medal of peace! Every day is a special day when there is a postcard in the mailbox from someone who cared enough to write to me. So many special, caring, wise and friendly people! And trying to please another human being with just the "perfect" card and writing a personal message is at least as pleasant as receiving a card myself. Thank you for lighten up our world.”
“I love Postcrossing because there is such a warm fuzzy feeling you get when you open your post box to find a postcard that someone has taken the time to share a little piece of their life with you, from somewhere on this big beautiful world. You get to meet new people from all walks of life. You get to travel everywhere without actually going. You get to experience things that you couldn't even imagine if you weren't a part of Postcrossing.”
Hillary,Student, 19, Canada
“I don't only LIKE postcrossing, I LOVE postcrossing! :-) The sending is as important to me as the getting and I try to send what people will love every time. Looking forward to potentially great mail has made my weekdays so much better! I now have a worldwide network of friends.
Thank you! :-)”
Robin67, Vienna, Austria
“It's a wonderful way to bring a smile to someone's face and brighten up a day. The idea that my words can change someone's day, just by writing something like 'make sure you smile at a stranger at least once today', is incredible. I just started, sent two cards, haven't received one yet. But the joy is already there. i cannot wait to receive a beautiful card and some lovely words from someone somewhere in this beautiful world!”
“It's like Twitter for snail mail, it lets me interact with people all over the world, it gives me a taste of other cultures, it gives me something to look forward to in the mailbox everyday. Surprise! A postcard from Germany! :)”
“Postcrossing has made me realize that no matter how far away we are from each other, or what language we speak, we are all basically the same. I received a card from a little girl in Russia who said it was so hot there that even ice cream did not help. All the world loves ice cream and Postcrossing.”
“My life was never very exciting but it is now. I love that felling of getting something but you don't now exactly what. It is a brilliant project and I thank Postcrossing every day for the chance to be a part of that. ♥”
Kitty (waitress), Germany
“Altough I travel a lot and visit new places quite often I am so glad that I got to know about Postcrossing. I explore new places in a different, more distinctive way, which brings me happiness every time I get a postcard. It's so amazing to know that there are people around the whole world, who share the same interests as me and I wouldn't know anything about them without this beautiful idea.
Thank you, Postcrossing, for that!”
Annie, Czech Republic
“It brings the whole world in my hands. I like every card, the hundreds from the States as much as the odd one from Jordany. But most of all I love the Finnish crossers. They are thoughtful, quick and funny. I treasure all my cards, but the dearest are Finnish. You feel so good to come home to.”
Willemijn, the Netherlands
“My friends & family live in Australia, on the other side of the world. They think life in Europe is more exciting so even though I write to them, they rarely write back. Getting nothing but bills in letterbox is so depressing & my Postcrossing cards are a wonderful happy surprise!”
“I live in top floor and used to not feel like even get the trash out, but after Postcrossing I've turned into a guy who checks his postbox twice a day.
It's so exciting to receive something that comes from someone who lives thousands of kilometers away. It turned into a passion for me!”
“I just joined a month ago and I can see that I am "hooked" on Postcrossing. What a treat to find something other than bills in the mailbox. I'm really looking forward to the joy my membership will bring to my life.”
“I can't really express the joy of finding a new postcard in my mailbox. The feeling that regardless of everything bad that is happening in our world right now, we still manage to feel so much love for people we never met, from places where we've never been. I feel truly blessed to share bits and pieces of my life with others and feel that somehow we are all connected through these lovely pieces of paper that mean so much to all of us :)”
“I never regularly received mail before (or if, then just advertisements). Now I'm looking forward to opening my mailbox everyday hoping for a new surprise postcard from somewhere abroad. I also never liked postcards before, but now I do.”
Patrick, 19, Student
“It gives me something to look forward to when I go to my mailbox at the end of the day. Checking to see if I have gotten any new postcards that day is always a highlight for me. I love the surprise of opening the mailbox and finding cards from new and exciting people and places.”
Michael, postcard enthusiast
“It gives me a good reason to check my mailbox! I get to travel the world through my mailbox. And I get to allow people to see where I live through theirs. I hope my postcards give people an idea to come to Canada for a vacation sometime. If not, at least it gives them a reason to dream.”
“It's been over 3 years since I joined Postcrossing and I can't imagine life without it. I was only 12 and my English wasn't the best, now I have no problems. I'm glad I can communicate with people who don't speak my native language and get to know foreign cultures. I love choosing postcards, writing and receiving them. It's mine and my aunt's addiction.”
Julia, a teenager from Poland
“Wanderlust has always consumed me, but postcrossing has made me want to travel the world so much more. I love connecting with people through postcards, receiving awesome ones is just as fun as sending them. On several occasions, getting a postcard in the mail has really made my day, and I couldn't be more grateful. carpe diem!”
“It makes it possible to meet interesting people from all over the world.”
“I haven't been a member for a long time, but I'm already addicted... My sister became a member only 4 days before me and when I saw how good this looks I just had to join!
I go to the mailbox every day and hope I'll find a new postcard. Postcrossing is a great way to meet people from all around the world, learn a lot about different cultures and see things and places you probably wouldn't get to see. It's just a perfect hobby! Thank you, dear Postcrossing team! :)”
“It gives me an opportunity to 'see' places where I may never be in my life. Every time I receive a card, I'm reminded of how vast this world is, how many different people there are, and how many things I can do as an individual to give a smile to someone else in this world.”
“I love getting post! But now it is like an adventure. My kids cannot wait to see where the next one comes from. The hunting for nice postcards is also adding to the fun. It is like a little geography lesson every time you go to your postbox! Happy postcrossing!”
Elma, South Africa
“Postcrossing is a way for me to reach out to the world, in a random way, and I never tire of the physical surprises that arrive in my mailbox in return.”
MicklPickl, Austin, Texas
“I love Postcrossing because of the wonderful friends I have made. I joined Postcrossing 3 years ago, and since then I have met so many amazing people who I now consider firm friends. I have met a group of people in my hometown in New Zealand, and I recently travelled to Europe where I met many 'international' Postcrossers.”
Pip (bebe22) from New Zealand
“Strangers become family members :)”
“I love to travel. But, with my job, limited resources, and other priorities in life, my passion for traveling is something I do whenever there's a holiday or a few times in a year. That's when I turned to Postcrossing. Receiving all those city cards and postcards that speak volumes about a place is like transporting me to where the postcard originated. I'm also a collector of trinkets, papers, and other items that interest me. Plus, I gain new friends from around the world.”
Claire Algarme, traveler from the Philippines
“Postcrossing very quickly became one of my hobbies. I can't decide whether I love sending or receiving postcards more! I love the idea of spreading some nice words to random person in the world. And I see I'm not the only one :) Thanks for creating such a great community :)”
“Postcrossing is such a great idea! One of the best ways to share your love with others. It doesn't matter how many postcards you send, it's important that you can brighten up someone's day :))”
“I'm in POSTCROSSING since a year and a half! And I'm absolutely in love with it.. It helps me get rid of all my worries at the end of the day! Seeing all those beautiful cards & wishes from wonderful people around the world makes my day! Helps me connect with people around the world and hear about their life experiences. Also met some fellow postcrossers in real life, and it is just so lovely to share my experiences with them! Made some good friends here!
Keep Continuing, you have our support!”
Prashant Blake, India
“It brings my family together. I've gotten my 83 year old grandmother and my mother to join me in Postcrossing. They love it just as much as I do! It gives us something to talk about together. It also provides us with joy and a way to "destress", which is something we all need in these tough time!”
Angela, United States
“Postcrossing is the best present I have ever given to myself!”
“Postcrossing has given me a chance to be creative and expressive with such a little piece of paper. It is a form of art and I want to share my art with the whole world.”
“It makes me really happy to open my mailbox and see postcards from all over the world. One day I got 3 of them - it made my day!! I feel like I'm part of something wonderful. I hope that others enjoy their postcards as much as I enjoy mine. Thank you, Postcrossing!”
Robinn, Albuquerque, NM, USA
“It has enriched my life more than I ever imagined it could !! Postcrossing seems to be a brilliant synthesis of old and new styles of interchange in a world that seems too often to move too quickly. It is never as fantastic as receving a postcard from somewhere in the world. No communication method can give such a happiness of receiving a postcard !!”
“I love Postcrossing, because it feels like, I make a lot of friends all over the world and those friends make friends with me!
Every time when I open my mailbox and find a card, it give me an smile on my face, make my day Happy!
“I love coming home to discover new cards from all over the world ?
After receiving a card or "Hurray! Your postcard arrived" mail I feel unbelievably happy ?
The first thing I say after going home is "Hey! Did I get any treats today?" ?
“It is more than just the postcard, it is also about the person who takes time to share something about their world. Through postcards, my knowledge of geography, history, and culture have grown exponentially. Sharing postcards is sharing love and making the world a little smaller one heartbeat at a time.”
Gabrielle, Mississippi, U.S.A.
“Joining Postcrossing is one of the best experience in my life! It gives me a special kind of happiness every time I receive a postcard from people in different countries and when someone receives the postcard I sent. It's a great feeling that I can share with other people my passion in writing.
I look forward to many years in Postcrossing!”
“It's not only a great chance for collectors to get postcards from many different countries, but also the perfect way to learn more about foreign cultures and to get in contact with many friendly people from all over the world! I met a lot of nice people here with whom I still keep contact today.”
Phoenix from Germany
“I receive a small piece of different countries around the world with each postcard! Thanks for making this possible! Any time I receive one postcard, I feel like a child opening a gift =0)”
“Since I am writing postcards, I emproved my English very much! I've also met so many beautiful people of all ages! Thanks POSTCROSSING~~”
Martin, 12 y.o., Slovenia
“Postcrossing is amazing! Before I joined Postcrossing, I have always loved sending letters to other people to brighten up their days. Nowadays, I've been busy, and this website gives me a chance to write a quick postcard so I can continue to share something to other people. I've only been a member for a month but I've told many of my friends about this because it's fun! Because it's random, it's more exciting and thoughtful!”
“I have always loved postcards and when I accidentally came across it, I immediately joined in. Wish I had known about this before. I even got my old aunty of 79 joining up, even though her English is very basic. And it's so nice that some of my postcards have been favourited.”
“I can't even begin to tell how Postcrossing came at exactly the right moment for me - at the start of what became a 5 months jobless and down period in my life. Sending cards, finding new cards, searching for the right card for each new "And your card will go to....", thinking of what to write, matching the post stamps, aww... I love it so much! It's exactly what this crazy inverted world needs: random happiness and postcrossing love!”
“Today, I reached my 1,000th sent card....I am just so thrilled! When I see them all, all the fun, secrets, good wishes, happiness and joy written on them, I see the world - written! Thankyou, Postcrossing,for giving me the opportunity to interact with the best the planet can offer!”
Eileen, United Kingdom
“Two years ago, I was a senior high school student. School life was so boring. One day, my classmate told me about Postcrossing. From then on, I have become a Postcrossing member. Postcrossing brings surprise to me every week. It makes my boring school life colorful. Sometimes I felt nervous before exams, but I would calm down after reading postcards from other members. They wrote down encouragement and best wishes on the postcards. Thank you, Postcrossing. You give me a nice life.”
“It gives me the feeling I am connected to people all over the world and it suffice my desire to travel in a special way.”
Daniëlle from The Netherlands
“You just do not get any better start to your day than by making your morning coffee, eating a fresh croissant and checking your mailbox for new Postcrossing postcards.”
“It's so cool - to send and receive a smile! If you think: it's just magic! You wrote a few words and the man smiled at the other end of the world! A complete stranger thought of you with warmth ... and the world has become brighter)”
“I love to receive personal mail and I take pleasure in sending cards as well. It makes me happy! There are a lot of beautiful postcards. I think Postcrossing and its popularity is proof of the importance of personal postcards. People take great pleasure in this project. People all over the world prefer personal mail rather than e-cards.”
“I worship Postcrossing! Since someone introduced me to the Postcrossing changed my life as a lonely sailor... I look forward to the passage of the postman to find out if I have received cards and my home page is of course www.postcrossing.com to see if my cards be delivered! You are the best!”
“I always liked receiving postcards, but also to write and create them, to give love and joy to others. You feel the friendship between all members, all the conflicts and fights between their states are forgotten. While seeing the rest of the world in postcards, you begin to love the rest of the world more and more, to become more communicative and tolerant. It´s a great possibility to make new experiences and today, I don´t want to live without it only one day <3”
“a postcard is like a time capsule which may reveal psychology and prevailing thought process of a Nation, technology thriving in that era, choices and liking of the citizens of that country. a postcard is an ambassador from unseen world.
i love postcrossing since it helps me in honing my communicative skills since restriction of space on the postcard throws challenge to remain brief but with brevity.”
col Akhil Kumar, India
“Funnest thing I have encountered!
I enjoy getting many postcards from all over the world in my mailbox.
LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MORE YEARS OF POSTCROSSING!
“It's a fantastic feeling to be looking forward for every time when you go to the letterbox. I'm always happy when I get a lovely and nice card from a postcrosser! They put a smile on my face. Thanks for this great project!”
“The smile I have on my face when there are postcards in my letterbox, even my husband and son love reading them, a great way to meet other Postcrossers and to learn about their country from around the world. Happy Postcrossing.”
“It makes me really happy to open my mailbox and see postcards from all over the world. One day I got 3 of them - it made my day!! I feel like I'm part of something wonderful. I hope that others enjoy their postcards as much as I enjoy mine. Thank you, Postcrossing!”
Robinn, Albuquerque, NM, USA
“First off, it gives me a instant smile every time I receive one in the mail. But, then I go and learn a little more about the country the postcard was sent. I love learning about other places. But, what I have learned the most is we are all one big family across the world!”
“I appreciate all kinds of art, but mostly the simple ones heading straight into your heart. And that's what postcards written with love from completely strangers are, aren't they? The thought that someone you don't know made the effort to pick up a card, get a lovely stamp for it and took their time to write a message just for you is incredible. It makes me feel special and happy - and the best thing is it's happening regularly. See you on the flipside!”
Vivien, Musician (Germany)
“Postcrossing means joy, peace, smile. Despite the costs for postage (and a lot of postal administration start to increase their costs) still remain a platform for bringing a smile on somebody face. It is interesting: how you can send an email or an SMS almost for free, but a postcard to be sent costs more. But I really enjoy this phenomena, and I am proud to be part of it!”
“It makes the world smaller and more available, you can get a postcard from anywhere in the world! And I love the feeling of waiting for the unexpected... which country this time? Which continent? It's just amazing how the world can be connected by sending 'pieces of paper with photographs on it'.”
“It's the best site ever created! I couldn't imagine how AMAZING an unknown exchange of postcards could be! Postcrossing is a simply fantastic way to share cards with so many different people of the world, by a single and common way... Postcrossing is an addiction, is a wonder, is a love... is REAL =D *”
“It really makes my day when I find out that I have received postcards besides bills and ads. It's so interesting to read about other postcrossers' life, hopes, dreams etc. At the same time you always learn something about the country or the culture where the card comes from. My heart jumps everytime when I draw a new address. The nicest part is to choose a card and a stamp and if I am lucky, I can write the card in German, Swedish or French. Using your language skills is the best thing in PC. :)”
“it brings the world to you & places that you have not been too. It makes my day especially when I go to the letter box out front and find a postcard in it. Even though we live in Canberra the National Capital, we sometimes do not get mail deliveries every day. Thankyou to post crossing for making my day.”
Denise, Australia (fozziebear)
“I love the surprise factor: finding a postcard among the brown window envelopes containing bills and junk mail and not knowing when and from where on earth a postcard will arrive. Also, because I'm a keen collector of Finnish stamps, it's great to have them on cards from Finland.”
Maggie from Barnet in England
“I can't wait for next card,
It's random person of life part.
People stay at home, sit tight,
have in their hands a world sight.
Somebody send a card from place lived,
later I finally card for me received!
When I see in my mailbox a new one,
I always have so much fun!
It's like a toy,
brings so much joy!
I always want to see all countries,
now my vision of world is much lightness.
And came true my dream,
thanks to you, postcrossing team.”
Emilia from Bydgoszcz, Poland
“I have to admit that I joined at first out of boredom and to bug the pedagogue who has to deliver my post (I'm on a boarding school).
But I soon found out that it was really calming to write something. It's like a piece of your diary traveling through the world. It's refreshing and nice to know that none of your friends will be able to read what has been on your mind, because someone has pinned it up at home. <3”
Carina (17), Germany
“Yay, I love it! And I'm so so so happy that I found postcrossing. Like so many others here I enjoy writing and sending a card as much as receiving cards! It's such a wonderful idea, thank you to the founders and to all the people who keep it going.”
“I never know where the next card will come from and am always excited when I see the newest one when it arrives. With no mail on Saturdays and Sundays, I can hardly wait for Monday. :)”
“For someone that is living alone at a foreign country, finding a postcard in my mailbox every evening is like having someone waiting me to get home. It feels so warm and nice to know that some stranger across the world is having nice thought of me. When I'm sad, I would even read through all my postcards, seeking comfort from them. Thank you my fellow Postcrossers.^^”
“Since childhood I have always loved to exchange and collect postcards. When I learned about Postcrossing, I joined immediately. The surprise in joining this community was the immense feeling I got when I realized the joy I felt in sending and receiving postcards to so many wonderful people across the globe. It helps to make our world a little smaller and brings us closer together...That's what I really love about Postcrossing.”
“This project is truly amazing!”
“It is like an addiction. Its great to walk to my mailbox and find a postcard from someplace in the world. And to send a postcard to an unknown place is really great. I enjoy everytime I open my mailbox and find a email which says: "your postcard to ... arrived". It means I can send another one.”
“I like Postcrossing because when I came home a little card with lovely words is waiting for me in my mailbox :)”
“I have been a member (both active and inactive...and active again!) since 2013, and this project has been amazing! I absolutely love mail. As someone on the autism spectrum, I can also struggle to make and keep friends. But with Postcrossing, I don't have to worry about this, because I can always count on receiving a postcard from someone.
Thank you for helping to brighten up my day, and to bring surprises to my mailbox!”
Erin Clemens (AspergerSadie), U.S.A.
“It improved my knowledge of the world, of its diversity and beauty. It taught me that we are all so different, and at the same time, extraordinarily similar. Postcrossing showed me that there are still wonderful people in the world, and that gives me hope for the future.”
“In a world filled with Facebook, Twitter and other such networks, this is something really different and exciting to do. This is the best stunt I have ever seen online. It's good to be a part of the real world again. Postcrossing allowed me to go out and get something done in very easy and simple. I just love it.”
Vivek Revi, India
“Sometimes when I´m watching the news my heart sinks... all these bad reports and messages from around the world are making me very very sad! And then there is Postcrossing!!! This awesome, amazing project, that brings people together and spreads happiness and joy! I just love it and I definitely think, it`s time for the Nobel Peace Price :) "For constant efforts to connect people around the world"”
“It's fantastic! I wish I had known much earlier!
It's as if you're traveling around the world without actually traveling. I enjoy every card I receive and send, and every time it's a surprise which country the card comes from. I am now addicted to PostCrossing!”
“It's a window to the world in which Postcrossing creates understanding about people and their cultures in the most simple way there is; just by sending and receiving a postcard. Wouldn't the world be a great(er) place if all inhabitants of this wonderful planet joined Postcrossing?”
“Receiving cards makes me warm and I'd like to share some happiness with who is unknown to me. Postcrossing makes two happy - the sender and the receiver. Double happiness, why not?!”
“My entire family does it. When a postcard arrives, we all cheer. We run down the driveway and rush to read it together. The girls study French in school and we like being able to write to people in France in their native language and get practice! We love learning about and seeing new places.”
Sheryl, Kate and Ellie in CT, USA
“It is amazing to see places and read stories from all over the world. For a postcard collector, it is a dream come true.”
“Every postcard brings me new adventure, every letter is special. Because it's a piece of life, a piece of something marvellous. When I read it I feel so near this person. Even simple few words take me to his/her world.
“I love the suspense of wondering where your next postcard will be from and what it will look like.”
“In today's world, full of attacks and terrorism and fear, Postcrossing is a platform for me, where all - no matter where they coming from - hold together. I simply love this thought and this sense of cohesion! And it's a small consolation for me too... Thanks Postcrossing that you've changed my world ♡”
fieldpostmouseYvi (Yvonne) Austria
“This site has opened up a world-wide love of sharing - giving and taking, laughing and sometimes crying, smiling - our human condition with one another. I have "met" many friends here with whom I now correspond regularly. I am learning much about many cultures. And I am truly the richer for it.”
Terry from Arkansas
“Living alone and isolated, I now look forward with excitement to receiving as well as carefully choosing and sending the cards. These acts and words of kindness exchanged between random 'strangers' bring a warm glow to my heart and are a positive testimonial to humanity.”
“Technology is often looked at as a bad thing...in some ways I agree. But for me technology brought me to Postcrossing and back to when things were simple...I know I need my computer to generate the names for Postcrossing exchange, but then I am able to connect...one on one with a complete stranger...I can take a few moments of my day and find that perfect card, write something interesting and share just a little part of myself...this is completely fascinating to me...BEST HOBBY IN THE WORLD!”
“So many others share the same feelings that I have toward this site - its Amazing - as soon as I hear the mail truck coming down the road I run out to see what awaits me inside the tin box. I shuffle through all the mail so fast & if I did get one I start yelling to my husband " I got one I got one". I even put up a world map & I keep track with different color flag pins for sending & receiving. I love having friends all over the world. Everyday I get to travel to another country. ”
“It makes me dream about what waits for me in this big world outside. I'm just 16 years old and I've been a Postcrossing member for just two months or so, and I feel so in love with this website and all the beautiful windows to the world that I receive in my mailbox thanks to you, Postcrossing team.”
“It makes me smile every time I open the mailbox and I see a lovely photo from somewhere in the world, I don't smile a lot but PC makes me SMILE!. I also love to meet and talk to new people, if so just over a postcard it make me feel good, to know that someone on the globe knows that I exist. I love PC!”
“I'm depressed. Sometimes my life's like a black hole and I don't know any way out of it, but now that I have Postcrossing, the cards never fail to put a smile on my face, even on bad days. Thank you!!”
“Postcrossing brings this world together by introducing two random people in the world. This opportunity allows me, as a student, to enrich my knowledge of the different cultures and lives that I share this world with. Getting a postcard in the mail is the best feeling; especially if that person is random. I hope more people decide to sign up and join the love! I could definitely make this my hobby for the rest of my life.”
“I want to tell you how much i LOVE Postcrossing. It's a change to my normal life and you know what a joy and happiness is it to come home from school (after a very busy day) open the postbox and actually see that YOU have got something from somewhere from the world where you never thought you would go to? Another nice thing about Postcrossing is actually sending the cards. It's so nice to write about yourself and choose the special card that the receiver would like. I LOVE POSTCROSSING!”
“Postcrossing made my life better! My all family loves to watch box and looking for a card :) I never expected that one day I'll sent card so USA, Argentina or somewhere else in the world! Now I can find pen-pals and write to someone! Postcrossing showed to my that our world is very friendly! Postcrossing united all world! People you don't know very well can be so funny, friendly and good to you!
Postcrossing I LOVE YOU!!! :)”
“It´s every day a lovely surprise, every day new cards, every day cards from special places all over the world. It´s so wonderful to see, how much the other people love your cards and to feel this friendship :) Postcrossing is just amazing!”
“It makes going to the community mailboxes in the cold Canadian winter much more fun to receive a postcard instead of the usual junk and bills. I love the way we can connect with people from all over the world and learn about each other's countries and cultures. We're different and yet we're all the same deep down. I've been with Postcrossing two years now and enjoy it so much. It has helped rekindle my love for snail mail that I've had since I was a kid.”
Cathy, Ottawa, Canada
“....my mail box is now a gift box! Every evening when I come back home I can't wait to check the mail box! It's an amusing game to guess where the postcard comes from and than check the atlas to see where the country really is. I discovered a new way of travel! Thank you!”
“I read once: "People kill themselves because they receive only advertisements by post". Of course, I decided not to kill myself. Now, most of days my letterbox is full of flowers, hearts, castles, bridges, Smurfs, monsters, snails, people, books, languages and so on. The whole world is inside it!”
“Postcrossing is a phenomena I wouldn't believe is happening in my life until I find postcards lying on my bedside table whenever I come home from school. Yeah, I'm not a typical highschooler after all. Because I collect postcards!!! ^_^”
Moissa, a surreal student, catperson Philippines
“Postcrossing makes me smile! Every time i receive a postcard, it makes me happy! The other way: It's always a pleasure when someone in the world receives my postcard and he or she can smile about it!”
“I like to think that when I send a postcard I send a part of me with it. So, even though I'm living my life in my home town, parts of me are all over the world touching other people's lifes. And every time I receive a postcard, part of someone else touches my life. Every postcard is a new little friend.”
“For me Postcrossing is friendship, culture, learning and more. I can not imagine without Postcrossing. Thanks for having Postcrossing! Obrigado!”
“it has made me realize that there is so much kindness around the world, and I am thankful for this. I have come across many nice people.
It makes me very happy!!”
“I'm loving Postcrossing, I wish I had found this years ago. To connect with a stranger from across the world, and share some facts, news or gossip is a wonderful thing. People are so giving of their time and efforts!”
“I enjoy the sweet little surprises the mailman delivers. Sometimes I forget all about Postcrossing with lifes daily grind. A recent family illness requiring brain surgery caused much stress and all it took was a fun postcard from someone I don't even know to put a smile back on my face. Love it!”
Tess, United States
“The world is flat, at least that what Friedman said in his book and in fact with Postcrossing it becoming flatter and smaller world. Sending and receiving unexpected postcards from random person is one of the greatest things in my life. We don't know each other, but I read so many great stories of life and about their places. So great.”
“When my 4 year daughter asked why her 2 year brother does not receive a card showed that what a hobby can do if ingrained at an early age! Me, my wife and my daughter are all postcrossers - simply because we like to see the world, this is one of the cheapest ways, numerous stories to know and learn, numerous stories about yourself and country to share, your thoughts to share, to know how the world is perceived by others, to draw & paint for my daughter and 3-D cards to enjoy. A great pleasure!”
Sunil, Inspector Posts, India
“Every day I run to the frontdoor, when the postman is coming. I have to control myself, not picking the cards out of his hands (and I need to be there before my dogs!!!!).
I want to know, who, what, where???
Every day is a big surprise. And gives me a smile on my face.
To 'meet' people from all over the world, is wonderfull.
So you learn a lot about other cultures.
It opens your eyes and your heart.
So go on, Happy Postcrossing. Thank you.”
“I love finding colourful postcards in my letterbox instead of bills and advertisement. I love to experience the world through postcrossing, to get a glimpse of hopes, dreams and everyday lives from people all over the world. To read a book about a foreign country is not the same as sharing personal experiences. I love the handwriting, I love the unique feeling that someone sat down and chose a card for me and wrote something for me personally. It's heartwarming and exciting.”
“This is a wonderful way to meet others. Who knew I would befriend someone in India or Iraq. It's pretty amazing when you think about it. The fact that someone takes their time to put a smile on my face makes me want to spread that happiness onto someone else. If everyone would participate in this project, many would realize how wonderful people are.”
Jessica, Huntington Beach, California - U.S.A.
“I´ve always loved postcards, but kept them just for me, I couldn´t just give them away, they were all important for me :-) crazy and useless, I know. So now I have a nice reason to SHARE them with various people on the whole planet with a feeling that I am useful - I can create smiles, and that´s a beautiful way how to give up my selfishness. ”
martymarty, Czech Republic
“Postcrossing is simply "happiness" for me, because it literally delivers a smile via my mailbox to me. I love all the beautiful postcards I receive and the sweet people who send them to me from all over the world.
It's a great way to learn about other people, how they live and what they like, even if it's just a very small piece of information about their lives and we all have something in common: we love postcards and send out a smile for every received one.”
“When I buy stacks of postcards the cashier asks me, "Do you collect postcards." I reply, "No, not really." When I purchase postage stamps from stamp dealers, from post offices and over the internet, I am asked, "Do you collect stamps?" My response, "No, not really." What I like to think I am doing is collecting smiles, smiles from fellow Postcrossers. And in return, I hope, with my stack of postcards and my selection of stamps, that I am contributing to collections of smiles around the globe.”
“Everyday when I open my mailbox, it's like taking a vacation some place far away.”
Craig, Michigan, USA
“I do not travel much nor do I fly anywhere! So, PostCrossing has opened up the world to me via all the nice people who have sent me cards from their countries and through the descriptions of where they live. I am so happy: I have found my perfect hobby! And what a thrill to find such a gift in my mailbox when a card arrives. Totally makes my day! Thank you, postcrossers!”
“My journey started 3 years ago and Postcrossing has opened up the gates of the whole world for me. Living in a very remote part of INDIA, It feels great to be connect to the whole world through postcards. I have made many good friends and it never feels different. We all are one and the same and share the same like and feelings. It gives me unique joy and I am happy ever since I joined Postcrossing. This project has brought together many people together and has made it one big family. Love it!”
“It makes my day opening my mail box and finding something that are not flyers, not bills. I love postcards, knowing about other places and making new friends! Postcrossing grants those three so I love Postcrossing.”
“I think that it's so exciting to come home and find that you received a beautiful postcard from someone who doesn't have the same cultures, language and you can have a small letter with a little description about this person which i find interesting because they are different than us in every way. Thank you Postcrossing for connecting people from all around the world!”
Valeriya Sharypkina, Canada
“Postcrossing gave me the ability to travel around the world without even leaving my hometown — I will always be grateful for this!”
Gabriele / Apwohalyptica (Kėdainiai, Lithuania)
“Postcrossing - is much more than just a hobby. It makes my life brighter and more interesting! I put a part of my soul in every postcard I send and when I receive postcards - I get someone's part too and it makes me really happy. That's why it's so special for me. Also Postcrossing - is a great way to creat a connection between different countries, to unify people from every corner of our planet. In conclusion, I want to say thank you to people who did all this possible. You did a great job!”
“Postcrossing gives me such a precious opportunity to get postcards from all over the world. It helps me travel the world. Such a brilliant idea! I love it so much!!!”
“Postcrossing is something amazing. It not only gives you a chance to see the views and cultures of different countries, but also you meet lots of different people, and the actual postcard is something really personal, the thing YOU get from someone. And nobody will convince me that nowadays people don't want to get private post, because people will always want to be treated as people, not only "residents to pay the bills". And the realization that someone writes particularly to you... Priceless”
“Postcrossing is christmas and my birthday at the same time!”
“Post card collection makes my life more clourful than before.”
“I like the way I can put a smile on someone's face I've never met and get that back in return - just by simply sending a postcard. It allows me to hear about places I'll probably only just dream of visiting. It also reminds me of how many good and kind-hearted people are out there wishing to bring some beauty into someone else's life. Thanks to everyone involved in postcrossing - I hope our past will cross soon!”
“it gives me the opportunity to give joy to someone I don't know. I feel good when I picked the right card and made someone happy. I try to read the profiles very good, look at favorites and read between the lines too. Some times it is very difficult because there is nothing to go for.
I think it is a way to get to know the rest of the world without prejudice, because you never know from who you receive.
“It is so great, to see the world in a way, that is for the most of us impossible to in real life. Most people don't have enough money to travel around the world, but Postcrossing makes it possible in a virtual way. It brings people nearer together.”
“I live in what is said to be the most dangerous city in the world. Postcrossing and the people I meet here make me forget the violence and ruthlessness I witness every day in my beloved city. The cards I receive and the friendly messages I get make me realize the world is a wonderful place full of awesome places and caring people I may see in person one day. Postcrossing gives me faith that my city will also be some day a beautiful and safe place and I will be there to see it.”
Jambo_sana, Carlos, Mexico
“Writing and receiving letters to strange beautiful friends somewhere in the corner of earth is really exciting..! It's human mind that blossoms affection at every moment all the life, that we are finding in the great idea of 'Post Crossing' ..! Great salute to the founders..!! It made me so excited that I feel like travelling and interacting with lot of diffrent cultured, traditional people across the globe and share in common many fantastic views about life. I simply love amazig post crossing.!”
“I like sending and receiving postcards. It's always a pleasure opening my mail box and finding a new postcard. I've just started a few weeks ago but I'm hooked !!!
Have a nice summer all postcrossers from all over the world
“I changed to love “Monday” not “Friday”. I feel exciting when I see postboxes, postal cars, postmen, post offices on the road. After a tired whole day work, I become happier to go home, and if I receive postcards at that day, I’ll feel it’s like the best reward.”
“I always loved postcards, both sending and recieving. Postcrossing.com made a childhood dream come true!
Thanks so much ❤”
“It helped me lift depression and brightens up my days. Thank you!”
“It is awesome because for an instant and sometimes longer we are connected with people all over the world that we wouldn't meet in other ways. We share our moments with others by sending them a postcard and maybe something to read. For me it's like with every card I recieve, I recieve a little piece of that person, because that person took a bit of their time to make this fantastic project work! I wish more people would learn to appreciate the feeling of getting and sending a card for a smile!”
“There are so many friendly people out there in the big wide world who enjoy making others happy. I love the random choice of addresses but also my direct swappers, who mainly come from Russia, Germany, China and even England!! As well as carefully chosen cards the variety of beautiful stamps I receive is amazing!”
“I never knew about this but when I got to I was so engrossed that I started it from that day itself! That happiness on my face when I receive a postcard is just precious! Thank you to the Postcrossing team:)”
“It is so much fun and addictive. I started a little over a year ago when a pen pal told me about it. Now my daughter had joined shortly after I began the project. Now my class that I work in has joined the project. The kids love it and show it off to visitors. Happy Postcrossing everyone.”
“I have severe depression. Some people don’t know what that means. The best way I can describe it is you feel as if you are going to your best friends funeral. Only you feel like this everyday for no reason at all. On some days, Postcrossing is the only reason I want to get out of bed and continue living. The fact that someone I have never met would take the time to buy, write, and post me a card always makes me smile. Finding a card in my mailbox works better than any antidepressants available.”
“There once I received a postcard from my friend who was studying in Glasgow, UK for her master degree. I enjoyed so much seeing the picture on the card and reading her story about it. Then somehow, I learned about Postcrossing about a month ago and decided to join. I feel so lucky to have known this. Saying a genuine hello to someone living far away from us in this memorable way, I'm surely happy for this.”
“Postcrossing is the ideal hobby.
You can do it whenever you want.
But most of all: it makes you and someone else very happy!”
“I've just moved to a small island for work, where there's no family and close friends. I feel like the world has left me behind. I'm so happy when I got postcards from postcrossers; because that someone actually took time to prepare a postcard, just for me. I feel special, I feel like I exist in this world. Thank you Postcrossing! :)”
“It's not about receiving and collecting cards-It's about sharing a part of yourself with the world. Influencing people and leaving your mark in a place you may not ever get to visit. It's about connecting. It's putting a smile on someone face you may never get to meet. It makes my day better.”
“You leave your unique personal footsteps behind, all over the world!”
“After medical discharged from the military, I struggled to transition back into civilian life and bounced from job to job. The camaraderie I had in the armed forces was lost. I hated the daily grind among selfish people, constantly competing and unable to trust. Depression overcame me & I lost hope in humanity. Discovering this POSTCROSSING PROJECT has been more effective than all my meds at improving my health by introducing me to kind people around the globe! Thank you!!!!!”
H.J., 40 y.o. female from the U.S.A.
“Postcrossing has added a little bit of excitement to my otherwise boring and dull life.
For each postcard I send across the world, I receive a postcard from across the world.
It has made waiting for the adventure an easier task to bear.”
“I really love to send and receive postcards. I still remember the thrill of that first card in my mail box so clearly but have come to realize that sending them is just as much fun. As a hobby, it does not require much space like some. It costs very little also, which is great! Totally addicted!!”
Canadian Postal Worker
“It is so pleasant to put your hand into mailbox and find there something you expected to get! I`m sure - nothing can replace traditional post!”
Olga from the City of White Nights
“One could name it love - crossing, care - crossing, surprise - crossing or picture - crossing. What I like best is the old fashioned way of communication. You have to do a little bit more than just hit a button. And my children are remarking: if you bring mail to the post office, you´ll get some in your own box. Just love it.”
“There is bad news about the world. Postcrossing gives me hope about good news in the world. People are sending smiles to others all over the world. People of different countries and backgrounds. Thanks Postcrossing!! You rock!”
Debbie from Texas
“I am collecting postcards from since I remember, but the truth is, that before I was a Postcrossing member, I didn't have much of them. This is so great! I can see view from countries I didn't even dream visiting! ”
“It's lovely to receive postcards from all over the world! I'm always very happy when I find a card from my mailbox and I'm happy to read the things people write to me. This also improves my English and writing and I can learn about other cultures and countries!”
“There are so many conflicts in our world and postcrossing is a great way to show that we are not prejudiced against strangers but want to make friends all over the world.”
“I immediately signed my boys up when I came across this idea in "Family Fun" magazine. My 11yr old has Aspergers as an attribute and one of his basic pleasures is getting mail!! He loves it. He loves the writing styles, words, pictures, everything. Thank you for our therapy!!”
“In a small box,
a box into which sun can not reach
lived a whole world of people
having fun on the beach.
The world was not big,
it came from a piece of paper,
but it could only be explored by a true
-This is how I experience postcards.”
“For me Postcrossing is a great source of cultural knowledge and an art exhibition at the same time. Exploring the site is extremely enriching! Receiving cards makes the great people behind cards visible! Thank you everybody for contributing to this project! ;-D”
“In my own country I sometimes find that people are complacent, assuming that there isn't much to learn from other countries and cultures. I love that Postcrossing keeps me globally aware. It keeps me understanding that rich lives are being lived even if they are not like mine or like those in my country. It helps me learn something new with every postcard received. It helps me to be a full person instead of one who is narrow-minded.”
“It is a wonderful project.I really like to reiceve and send postcards. It makes me and , I hope, another people a little bit happier. It is very interesting to know something new about foreign cultures. I also think that this project makes closer and more gentle the whole world. Thank you very much!”
“It reminds me that there are kind, generous people all around the globe. I contacted a girl in China about an expired card, and not only did she register the card, but she mailed me a small birthday package with beautiful postcards and other small gifts. I'm grateful to have that experience.”
“Postcrossing reminds me that we ALL share one tiny home called Earth. It can be easy to forget that at times. With each card my neighborhood gets a bit larger, and my neighbors around the world teach me so much. I'm so proud to be a member of the Postcrossing Community.”
Qiana (qixincalifornia), U.S.A.
“it allows me to travel and discover the world at a cheaper price!”
“I miss the days when people sent personal letters. So, it is a thrill to see that someone pick out a card just for me somewhere in another part of the world. And I like to match the card and person as close as I can. Even more of a thrill that sometimes some one in another country may share a birthday have a few things in common. Beautiful!”
“I love the idea of postcards being valuable again. You can write to people via internet but the feeling when you find a postcard in your mailbox and not knowing where did it come from is priceless. I thank Postcrossing for this opportunity to share beautiful cards with people all over the world.”
“Postcrossing is........... awesomeness!!!”
“I like postcrossing because it makes people happy and it makes me happy. Everyday I wait for the mail waiting to see the place that I am going to go to in my mind. I really like it when other people like the cards I send. ”
“It gives you the opportunity to get to know something about different people around the world. And it's a win-win situation, because you get to make others happy, and they make you happy, too! Just because of postcards, it's simple and nice! :-)”
“it gives me a window of opportunities to get to know people from all around the world. Receiving postcards in my mailbox is akin to unwrapping presents on Christmas day!”
“My son and myself, we like to find different places on the map and thanks to Postcrossing we can also learn something interesting about people living around the globe. Thanks to Postcrossing I can teach my son to be patient and look forward the nice surprise — a new incoming card. Thank you all.”
“It is the best concept EVER!!! :-)
Tinewoest sent me the link. I immediately got infected and PC really became my biggest hobby. I spend almost all my free time here. It became a challenge to collect cards from many countries. Great project! Thanks!”
“Everything about Postcrossing is just like an adventure: you never know who you send to and who you receive from. I enjoy this kind of mystery!”
“I love Postcrossing because I have always been interested in international friendship and exchanging my culture with others from around the world. It is not only a place to send and receive postcards, but it is also a place to make friendships you otherwise wouldn't!”
Kayla, Maine, USA
“Curious how this project works, I soon became more & more fascinated by this awesome combination of suspense & joy. After a period of "taking", I am now happier to "give": I choose the cards I send carefully according to one's profile & am happy to be bound with an unknown person somewhere in the world.”
“Postcrossing is a beautiful thing that lets us all connect from all around the world! I've personally only been on here for about a month and I've already sent 5 postcards and loved every second of it! This Postcrossing community is amazing, nice, caring, etc. in every way possible! Postcrossing has possibly even made me a better person than I already was.
Thank you Postcrossing creators and community!~”
“Being stuck in a small town it gives me great pleasure to open my mailbox each day and find pictures of far-away places. I always imagine myself jumping right into the motives! I like that i never write or read anything negative. Postcrossing makes people focus in the positive side of life. Thank you! To the moon and all the way back.
Atlascrash, dreamer, Denmark
“It improves my English. I'm on a TTO school, so it is quite useful. But most of all it is fun! I wish there were more people who used it. Also the stamps are sometimes beautiful. And if your birthday is coming, people will send you some extra things (magnets, cards, funny notes).
Just an amazing project!”
“I've finally found my true love! Postcrossing make that possible for me to embrace my true passion and interest in life. Postcards, snail mails, pen and papers are always my weaknesses. I never feel embarrass to admit that. Despite growing up in a modern world and well equip technologies, I still prefer the traditional way. To embrace new friend from unknown land with eagerness and warmness, daily through the most beautiful and sincere way which is postcard!”
“It is so fascinating and at the same time joyful: to get a card from your mailbox... While you get it, you think and wonder: Where did it come from? Which country? And who writes-a man or a woman?
It's so nice to look at the postcard: stamps, handwriting, text... Sniffing, you can catch the smell and aroma of another, a completely different city...
Thank you very much, Postcrossing! Your idea is great and wonderful. I am so glad that I found this site, it is excellent!”
Vlada, 12 years. Russia
“It's a way to send your love over the whole world. To share your experiences with others. And after you wake up, there can be something waiting for you in the mailbox. If I see all the love that people send me and others, I get hope for the future!”
“We found out about this wonderful initiative from a friend and we are so glad we did! We LOVE receiving postcards from around the world and reading the messages on the back. It is always awesome to receive postcards that are personalized because it shows that people really care about you even though you've never met before! We love Postcrossing and are glad we found it!”
Rachel & Heather, New Zealand
“It's every time a surprise! You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes it can be funny or touching :) other times it can be a great design of a card. But I always love the cards that are send with love (yes you can see the difference!) Happy Postcrossing to everyone out there!!!!”
Iris, The Netherlands
“Now, I feel I can reach all the world and I can meet so many different people from so many different countries. It's great and it's all cause postcrossing! :)”
“This is a great place to share something you love with someone in this world! I feel happy when I talk with people I don't know. It's the best way to learn about cultures and language.”
“Postcrossing builds bridges between cultures. Builds friendships. Nothing is better than Postcards that you found in your postbox. Thank you Postcrossing!”
Ceyda, 14, Turkey
“Postcrossing is the greatest that ever happened to me because since I was a young girl I love writing letters and postcards. Postcrossing makes it possible to visit any place on the earth without having to move from home. i am happy to be part of the big postcrossers Family.”
“The Postcrossing project has helped me realise a lifelong dream-scattering confetti of friendship around the globe.”
moonlesnite - Kitimat
“It's like to have a friends from all over the world. Although, you don't know each other, everyone who sent you a postcard has a special place in your heart. It's amazing feeling!”
“Postcrossing gives me a sense of global community. Before, I never really thought much about people in other countries. After receiving my first few postcards, I discovered how many interesting cultures, places and people are out there. Also, when I read the backs of the cards, I realize how similar I am to the other people in the world, and I feel a connection with them. Through Postcrossing, we can all share with and talk to each other across the globe.”
“Postcrossing makes it possible to get greetings from all over the world! I love that and it's a great idea! Thank you a lot for generating this!”
“It's a good way to 'travel' and see the beauty of this earth even when you don't have any money. I used to hate the mailbox because there's always no mail for me, at all. But now that I've joined Postcrossing, I get mail almost everyday and my perspective of the mailbox has entirely changed.”
“I have no friends, so it's great to receive postcards from so many! :) Even if just for a short moment, unknown people in the world think about me, what they want to write to me. It's the best moment of the day when the mail arrives and I go to see if I have received any mail. And I love sending postcards, to try and choose what I think the receiver will want to have. Postcrossing can make a dull, grey day happy and fun! :D”
“To me, Postcrossing is a wonderful way to get to know the world a little better. Every day when I come home, I hope to find a new card in my mailbox. You'll get to know people from all around the world: their cultures, their country, their city. It's simply wonderful!”
Ricardo, Weert, Netherlands
“This is almost too good to be true!!! I'm more than happy, that I found this, just love to receive and send cards. My heart is yours!!!”
“Postcrossing should have come with a warning label, because I was addicted within a fortnight. It's a fantastic experience and it's impossible to say whether sending or receiving cards is most fun. In merely two months I've received cards all the way from Japan, and sent all the way to Malaysia!”
Axel Nydén, Sweden
“I love making and getting small presents that make people smile. This is what Postcrossing is about. What a great idea!”
“When I receive a postcard a new part of the world comes to my door and a hand of friendship has been extended to me - that makes me feel special! I hope that my cards make other people think that way too.”
“it's a very exciting experience - choosing a special card for someone special, writing your message, sending it with love and then.. waiting for your postcard, which can be from anywhere!”
“Postcrossing connects the world indeed. The excitement of seeing the postman turning around the bend is immeasurable. It needs to be felt to be understood. No two cards are the same, just like two individuals. Each one contains a little beating heart and loads of love. Postcrossing is the embodiment of hope. I simply <3 it!”
“Because of Postcrossing, I start to check mailbox day and night.
Because of Postcrossing, I can practice English with others.
Because of Postcrossing, I notice postcards on the street all the time.
Because of Postcrossing, I wanna share my country to the world.
Because of Postcrossing, I wear the big smile every single day!”
Medusa Lu, Taiwan :)
“It's not just a game, it's a way to discover the world! It's a good way to meet new people, see new places and learning new things... really one of the most useful hobby we can have!”
“Postcrossing is the best project I've ever heard about. I love the feeling when I open a mailbox and I find a new postcard. It's amazing that people from so many countries around the world can share postcards with others. ”
“I found Postcrossing by pure chance and I'm so glad that I did! It's absolutely amazing and it makes me smile all the time...the thought of sending and receiving cards, from all over the world and from other indivduals who love this as much as I do. Happy Postcrossing everyone!”
“receiving a postcard or finding out that a postcard is sent, is one of the best feelings! that moment can never be explained in words. it's special and no one can ever take that moment from you. even though it's just a card with simple words, it can change your day and your life. we've forgotten what it feels like and with postcrossing, we're reminded of that wonderful feeling and those special moments. :)”
Adelheid Bethanny, Indonesia
“I love that messages from strangers all across the world come to my door. It doesn't take very much to send an email or a text message and it is instant. When a person sends a postcard there is more effort involved. I love choosing for people as well knowing that me putting a stamp and sending it will put a smile on someones face. Its a beautiful beautiful thing to spread joy this way.”
“Before I knew Posctrossing, I was sort of drowning under the media, phone, computer overload. I've always found satisfaction in writing postcards and letters when I was young(er). This is a great way to interact with people that are willing to share a piece of their life with us!! Also, I don't get to speak/write in English/German which are languages that I grew up with. This project is by far the most stimulating and interesting that I've taken part in for a long time!!! Go Postcrosser's!!”
Harriet, Cargo Operations Agent, France
“It is one of the best things I ever did with the help of the internet! Postcrossing gives me the chance to be connected with such a lot of fascinating people all over the world! Oh and I love to prospect for postcards wherever I am to find one which might me matching to someone's interests.”
“I do postcrossing for the sake of sending - choosing a postcard the receiver will like, then a little message about the postcard, me, or simply something that struck me that moment. Then getting a stamp, and passing it on to the Red Box - all the while mixed with a feeling of warmth in doing good, and worries that it may be lost. For me, the former always dominates the latter - so every time my postcard is registered I can't resist sending another one.”
Lee, United Kingdom
“It is a wonderful surprise to find 5 or 6 postcards from all over the world in your mailbox. It never fails to make me smile and make my day a little better. I think that it's a fun way to get a snapshot of how different people live and what's important to them. It's also a wonderful reminder that there is a lot of beauty in the world :-)”
Guyomar, Student, Mauritius
“I found this project by chance and feel this is the luckiest thing in my life.
I always love postcards from youth to now, and will be hold on...it is a way to live, remember and enjoy. Expecailly when you receive a full-words card from someone who you don't know before, but just feel warm! That's why I am coming here, I hope I can be here longer and longer, even when I will be married, have children, grandchildren.....
Anyway, happy to meet you!!
“Every time I get a card it makes me happy and smiling. Because it is exciting to learn something about someone else. Because it has made me see that people really are the same everywhere on the globe. And because Postcrossing is about sending peaceful messages - it earns the Nobel Peace Prize”
“Not only do I enjoy getting the cards but they are shared repeatedly. My husband is the first to get the mail and he is also excited to get the cards.
Then I take the cards to school and share them with the students. It's turned into a very good teaching tool.
It's broadened a lot of horizons!”
“It's perfect for my personality. I've never been a very good pen pal. Postcrossing allows me to have all the fun without the commitment!”
“I love to read what my fellow postcrossers write on the cards. I appreciate the time they take to write to me - a stranger. This is something very unique: Taking time to send joy and happiness through the world. Its a little piece of making the world a better place.”
“Nothing beats the feeling of thinking what the person on the other side of the world might feels when receiving my card!”
Kitsune, Student, Finland
“Postcrossing makes my life a little happier. Everytime I come home and find a card or two waiting for me on the kitchen table, my heart misses a beat. It's exciting, because you never know where your next card is coming from and when it's going to arrive. The unexpected cards are always the best ones.”
“I was waiting to stumble upon a project like postcrossing! I just got my first postcard and that alone made my day very exciting!”
Gigi91, Puerto Rico
“It's a happiness drug to life.
However bad the day has been, if your postbox is happy, its a happy day. Yay!
I am so addicted to sharing and spreading this happiness that I am starting an entire blog about this project.
It's spreading awesomeness !
Stay tuned to my profile for the blog updates!”
“It really can brighten up my day! Due to illness I am not able to live my life the way I wanted and Postcrossing is my spot of happiness these days. I am feeling enthusiastic every time I send a card and walking to the mailbox is my daily exercise ^_^
It's like a drug... but a healthy and happy one!”
“Postcrossing brings happiness in my family as my mother, sister, my cats, and I joined this magical site. No single day goes by without us talking about postcrossing. It's amazing that we can get a piece of postcard from another side of the world, maybe a country that doesn't speak the same language like us but we have one thing in common: we want to make people happy. Terima kasih, postcrossing!”
“Totally addicted to Postcrossing. I will remember receiving my first postcard almost 5 years ago. It is interesting to view the photos and read the messages on the postcards. I share them with my parents. Today I get postcard withdrawal if I don't receive one in the mail.”
“I always wanted to find a service to exchange postcards with people from all over the world, learn about other customs and practice writing other languages and when I discovered postcrossing I was very happy finally found what I had been hoping to exchange postcards this is the maximum.”
“Postcrossing is pure joy and excitement. The excitement is contagious. I have infected my husband!! He wants to read and see them. Every postcard gets a conversation going about the sender, the card and country. Pure joy and excitement!!”
“It's a great way to slow my busy world down. When I pull out multiple postcards from my glistening treasure (PO) box it's like everything stops and I get to enjoy that moment completely.”
Mary, (Maryland, USA)
“It changed my life!
I was feeling down for a while and I needed something fun.
It makes me smile everytime I'm writing, sending and receiving a card to and from all the very sweet Postcrossers.
It made my life a lot happier =D
Thanks so much for this site!!”
“Postcrossing is a part of my life.I always became so surprised and happy when I got a new postcard in my box, all of them are so warm, sunny, full of the happiness and love, so I want to share somebody with it.
Best wishes to everybody and happy postcrossing!:)”
“It's nice to think someone, somewhere may have a smile on there face because a little piece of my life has reached them today. I know I have when I find a postcard on my doorstep. Thank you to everyone who partakes.”
“My mother language is German, but now I start to think in English. All the media like TV or Radio or last but not least Internet shows only the bad things which happens on our World. But now I receive nice an beautiful messages and smiles from people all over the world. That shows me that the world is not as bad as TV or Internet want to make us believe. I like exchanging my thoughts with people and now I keep my eyes on my mailbox because there could be a nice message in it.”
“I get to see new things and know more people. I don't get a chance to travel much and receiving the postcards allow my curious self to see the world. I love how anyone would write to me about their day and what's happening on the other side of the world.”
“Postcrossing really does make one feel that you are part of a global community. It is such a simple, yet effective way to connect with people and countries you otherwise never would have. It's great to receive an interesting card on which someone has shared a little bit about themselves & their lives - I love it!”
Liesel, South Africa
“In the 21st century, there's still something magical about putting pen to paper, writing with your hand the words that stem from your heart and establish that connection with a total stranger in a gesture that may survive over time... I absolutely LOVE Postcrossing. Thank you for giving us this chance, Postcrossing team!”
Diana, Galicia (Spain)
“After a long day teaching, I'm always excited to see if my mailbox is "happy". No matter where I get a postcard from, it's always nice to hear from people around the world, and from places I've only dreamed of visiting. It's an amazing way to "travel" and experience the cultures of others without leaving home.”
Stephen, Maryland, U.S.A.
“I've been a member of Postcrossing for nearly a year... I feel like I've explored the whole world!”
“I always liked collecting postcards and traveling, so when I discovered Postcrossing i became fascinated by the idea. It is a way to meet and places I've never been to, and to continue collecting.
I never thought there were so many people who like postcards.
Best wishes to all postcrossers!”
“Every single postcard brings me love, from different corner of the world. The little piece of paper has its temperature, just right enough to make people feel warm. By sending a postcard to someone, we send out care and love. While the postcards are being exchanged, the love is spread out...”
Joanna Chou from Taiwan
“this feeling when you open the mailbox and he is full postcards from all over the world, I love it =)))))”
“I've learned so much about the people, cities and countries all over the world. Whether the postcard is from a retired school teacher in Germany, or a family who home schools in the USA, I love hearing the stories. It connects us all by sharing our stories. ♥”
Lisa, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
“Postcrossing cheer my days up and make me feel better! :) I am happy that I get to know so much more about this planet where we all live because of Postcrossing. You will meet many people from all over the world and you will learn so many things. You will get wonderful postcards and the feeling when someone really likes your card, it is the best because then you know that you have made someone smile! This is really the BEST hobby ever :)”
“I get to be part of the world again. Last year, I was an exchange student in Portugal. This year, I'm back home in the USA and all of my friends are away at college. Through Postcrossing, I've felt connected to people again, and I've loved learning bits of people's languages and cultures. I <3 PC!”
hurricanechelsea, Maine, USA
“Postcrossing is spreading kindness around like confetti! ❤ The thrill we get when we open our mailbox is just one of the best and positive moments of our day! Postcrossing allows us to promote the beauty of our planet. Let's keep it up, my friends!??”
Antonella from Trieste, Italy
“It is so exciting walking up to the post box opening and seeing a card. It really makes my day so special.I am so glad to be here. Thank you,everyone!”
Sandypandy, South Africa