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:tada: great news @meiadeleite :tada:

That is very good news @meiadeleite :kissing:

What a coincidence - I just thought this morning that I should transfer the old thread to this Forum today.

Woohoo! :tada: :smiley: That really is good news!

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That is some wonderful news! And somehow it feels great that at least one thing stays the same in this crazy year… :grin:

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Hallo, wie geht’s! Is anyone considering buying the Toilet Paper stamp the Austrian postal service will issue in a couple of days?!

Hi @FairyFoot, you should ask @Claw or @Vielflieger if you are interested in that stamp, I think.

It is only curiosity rather than a serious request!

Yep, me. :slight_smile:

My aunt (who’s living in Vienna) just sent me an email that she got one stamp for me :smiley:

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Hey dear German Postcrossers :slight_smile:

I’m wondering if there are advent calendar for postcrossers - with lovely postcards/stickers/etc. Would appreciate some inspiration :slight_smile:

Thanks!!

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I only know of one and they needed to be pre-ordered some time ago. I always swap one with 24 fellow postcrossers (an envelope with a written card and a small goodie like a bag of tea, stickers, washi etc). Some people do it with blank cards, too. However one prefers.

You can see my current one here (not finished, but it’s only beginning of November)

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That is so sweet! I hope you’ll send at least a postcard to her saying vielen Dank, when the stamp arrives!

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Just stumbled across one, but it’s Facebook only. Irmis Briefpapier Shop offers a postcard advent calendar for 8 € (including postage). Available themes are animals, flowers or horses.

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I see many lotteries in German - Deutsch section and some participant are from countries other than Germany. I translated the lottery using google translate and I didn’t find any information stating that non Germany members can or can’t join the lottery.

Are lotteries in this section open for everyone or only for Germany member?

I think that is just like in the old forum.

In my opinion everyone is invited to participate, sometimes people state that only participants from Germany are allowed (because it’s more than a postcard and the postage fee would be too expensive). We have quite a few regular international guests, but well… German speaking, because German is this board’s language (except for this topic). And yes, the German community is quite active here on the forum :smiley:

Let’s see what others are thinking.

edit: oh well… and you should be okay with receiving the card written in German :grin:

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Yes, it is absolutely correct what @Cassiopheia writes.

Every person is welcome here in the German part of the forum, no matter what nationality they are.
But the board language is German here, so you have to write in German and if you win a card it is written in German.

However, this does not always have to be the case - every person who organises a lottery has the right to send cards only within Germany or only to active members of the German forum.

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I agree with everything @Cassiopheia and @Bille already wrote.

In addition I’d like to share my thoughts which I had when doing my first lottery in the new forum, and suddenly there were several users from foreign countries joining.

First I was surprised. How did they find my lottery? Do they browse all communities to see where to get a free card? But then I noticed: it’s because the structure of the forum changed. If you log in you’re able to see every new thread in every subforum or any community, you don’t have to browse for them.
Riddle solved!

And then I must admit, I was a little hesitant because I did that lottery within the German forum on purpose.

My reasons were:

  1. I wanted to spread joy within “my” community and connect with users I at least know by name and have “met” in some threads.
  2. I wanted to save postage… ( although I was willing to send cards to users from Switzerland or Austria - reason is filed under #1 )
  3. Although my English is really good, sometimes I want to write in German.
  4. Some of my lottery cards only made sense for people who speak German, e.g. when there’s a quote on it or a cartoon.

If I do a lottery in the international part of the forum, I know what I’m in for: I will only know a few of the users who take part, I’ll take in account that my cards will require the postage for international mail, I’ll write in English and I won’t send cards with something written in German on front.

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Need help in learning German language! My son is 13 years old and is studying German at school. I want to help him, to interest him… My wife and I learned English at school, as did 90% of other Russian students. If you want to help, I would be very grateful. If there are students aged 13-15 who will be interested in communicating with a Russian boy-we are waiting for you! And maybe adults will want to take patronage over him?) His main hobby outside of school is football, he plays professionally, the captain of the team of our city.