[CLOSED] Chrisbonham11's 10th Postcrossing Birthday British Isles Lottery #5

Hello British Isles Forum Folks!

21 September 2024 is my 10th Postcrossing birthday! On 21 September 2014, I signed up to Postcrossing. I don’t know now how I found out about the project, alas. What I do know is that I’ve had ten grand years as a Postcrosser, and I’m looking forward to the next ten years! The last three years, during which time I’ve interacted with so many of you British Isles folks in this lovely corner of the Internet, have been especially fun.

I have decided to mark my 10th Postcrossing birthday, and share the celebrations, by hosting a monthly Birthday British Isles Lottery each month this year. Each month I will pick out ten unused postcards on a particular theme from my stash. The draw will take place with the assistance of Postbot on the 21st of each month.

The theme for May’s Birthday British Isles Lottery is: Plant Life

As spring is finally springing across the British Isles, and we head into the season of open gardens, and flower and plant shows, get yourself a selection of plant-themed postcards from my stash!

Photo of the postcards up for grabs:

Participation Criteria / Instructions

  • This lottery is only open to Postcrossers living in the British Isles, i.e. the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands :uk: :ireland: :isle_of_man: :guernsey: :jersey:. This is to help me minimise postage and customs charges over the course of this year.
  • Post with your number in the thread below, sequentially from the previous Postcrosser to have posted. Participating Postcrossers and their numbers are as follows:
  1. @MoominMog
  2. @BriJN
  3. @EmmaG
  4. @JamCrackers
  5. @CEBooth
  6. @wormole
  7. @GiHurfo
  8. @MartynHst43277
  9. @Natea
  • Entries for the lottery will close at 23:59 BST, Monday 20 May 2024. Entries submitted after this time will be excluded.
  • The draw will take place with the aid of Postbot at 18:00 BST, Tuesday 21 May 2024.
  • I will send a private message to the winner after the draw to request their postal address, unless I already have it from another Forum activity.
  • I will then post the prize stash of postcards to the winner via first class post for the UK / via relevant standard postage rate for the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, or Channel Islands.

Good luck! Thank you for celebrating my 10th Postcrossing birthday with me this year! :postcrossing:


Starting off the entries with number 1


I love all of these cards @chrisbonham11!! Thank you so much for your generous lotteries. I am hosting one too if you wanted to enter it! :dancer::mirror_ball:

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2 @BriJN

So many lovely ones in here Chris! Thanks again :blush:

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3 @EmmaG

Ooooh, I love these cards, thank you once again @chrisbonham11 you’re so kind to do this each month x

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  1. @jamcrackers

Beautiful postcards :sparkling_heart: thank you for another generous lottery :blush:

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5 @CEBooth

Thank you for this fab lottery!

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6 @wormole

Thanks again for the lottery, lovely cards :heart_eyes:

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7 @GiHurfo

Thank you for this, so generous!

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8 @MartynHst43277

Another generous lottery :smiley:

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9 @natea

I may be cutting the entry a little close this time. Thank you again @chrisbonham11 for this really kind way of honouring your time on postcrossing


You entered with 47 minutes to spare, @Natea , meaning you’re the final entrant for May’s Birthday British Isles Lottery!

Entries for May’s lottery are now closed! I will be making the draw with the aid of Postbot in just over 12 hours. Good luck!


@Postbot roll 1d9

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:game_die: 7

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Postbot has rolled 7, which means congratulations to @GiHurfo for winning the May Birthday British Isles Lottery! :confetti_ball:

Your prize pack of postcards and stamps will be making its way to you shortly.

Thank you to all who entered the May lottery! Keep your eyes peeled for the June Birthday British Isles Lottery! :postcrossing:


Thanks Chris & congratulations @GiHurfo welcome to the BI Forum x


Aw yay, thanks!!!


Congrats @GiHurfo and hope to see you round the BI forum!