Happy 16th birthday to Postcrossing! 🎉 And thank you

Today marks the 16th anniversary of this project and we’re feeling a little overwhelmed — with happiness and also gratitude for all of you, who joined us on this adventure.

We were just kids when it all started back in 2005, and it feels like a lifetime has passed since then. In the process, we’ve learned that it’s hard to keep something running for 16 years. More than technical skill, it takes infinite amounts of patience and just sheer stubbornness to persist through tiredness and frustration, day in and day out.

But when we open our mailbox, there’s sometimes a postcard there from a kid that put all their focus into telling us about their day. A letter from someone who struggled with an illness, and to whom Postcrossing was lifesaving. Notes from parents and teachers, bringing up a generation of children that are aware of people outside their bubbles. We see friends getting together at meetups, bonding and building local micro-communities which become a part of their identities. People falling in love, even!

And all of that makes it worth it, and special, and like a gift we couldn’t possibly deserve, but one that we cherish immensely. So thank you — to all of you. We might have built the shell of this platform, but every one of you made it what it is today. You’re what keeps Postcrossing going.

Happy anniversary, everyone! Enjoy the day!

Ana & Paulo (and the :postcrossing: team)

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Congratulations!

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Happy Anniversary to you Ana and Paulo and thanks from the bottom of my heart for starting this project 16 years ago.
Happy Postcrossing and Happy Anniversary to all of us who enjoy this great hobby of sharing joy and love into the world through postcards.

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Congratulations and thank you! :tada:

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I have definitely fallen in :heart:!

With Postcrossing! :hugs: :heart_eyes:

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I wish we had earlier access to the Internet then, but anyways you both got us fam! Thanks for launching Postcrossing :birthday:

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Amazing job! Wonderful people here.
Only one day at postcrossing and you can believe in humankind again.

Thank you for all your work!!!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations!!! And Happy Birthday, Postcrossing!!!

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Congratulations. and thank you for Postcrossing to make my day

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Congratulation,i like it very much

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Congratulations!!! Happy Postcrossing and Happy Anniversary. Postcrossing always makes me smile!

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Thank you for Postcrossing, and for having that patience and endurance!

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Happy Anniversary, Postcrossing :champagne: :clinking_glasses: :birthday: :mailbox_with_mail:

Wishing you many more postcards and happy people all around the globe :earth_africa: :earth_americas: :earth_asia: :postcrossing: :envelope_with_arrow: :outbox_tray:

Thanks Ana and Paulo for your vision, love and persistence :heart: :orange_heart: :yellow_heart: :green_heart: :blue_heart: :purple_heart: :sun_with_face:

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Спасибо Вам за такую замечательную возможность узнать людей с разных точек земли! Поздравляю :+1::tada::tada::tada::birthday::heart::heart::heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

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Congratulations!:bouquet::tada:

16 years, a long time…
Thank you for all your Work!
Postcrossing is the best!

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Happy Anniversary :tada:
It’s great to be part of this wonderful project :heart_eyes:

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So happy that we came across Postcross in our lifetime.Happy Birthday.

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Happy Anniversary PC. I am happy that I am part of this nice network.

Men may come, Men may go, but Postcrossing will go on forever.

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Congratulations from the bottom of my heart and soul! Happy Birthday Postcrossing!

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