October 1st is

World Postcard Day

Finding a postcard in our mailbox is pure joy! From the carefully handwritten messages, to the colorful images and stamps, postcards are little surprises that delight, inspire and connect us.

On the anniversary of the postcard, join a worldwide celebration of the happiness that postcards bring!

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until World Postcard Day

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Join the fun!

Here are some tips on how to get started in this global celebration.

Send a postcard

Grab some postcards and stamps and make a plan to surprise your friends or loved ones. Scroll down for some inspiration!

Host an event

Invite your friends for a postcard writing get-together, or visit a postal museum with them.

Help children write their first postcard

If you're a parent, school or library, this is the perfect day to teach little ones how to send their first postcard... or surprise them with a postcard!

Spread the word

Upload photos of your postcards and writing plans to social media, using the hashtag #WorldPostcardDay to inspire others to join.

Reasons to send a postcard today

Spread good vibes

Make someone smile at the end of a long day, by surprising them with a postcard in their mailbox.

Celebrate milestones

Birthdays, anniversaries, personal or professional achievements are all worth celebrating!

Shorten the distance

Let your far away family and friends know how you're doing and that you're thinking of them.

Support a cause

Show your support to good causes or people doing a remarkable job.

Need a postcard? We've got you covered!

In the year that the Universal Postal Union is celebrating its 150th anniversary, we invited illustrator Rose Wong to design a postcard around the theme β€œThe timeless magic of the postβ€œ.

This World Postcard Day 2024 postcard design is made available for free for anyone to print and send.

Explore more than 155 years of history

Introduced in 1869 as a way of sending a simple message, postcards quickly evolved beyond their practical purpose to become the universal souvenir that brightens everyone's mailboxes.

From the humble Correspondenz-Karte to today’s colorful specimens, discover the history of this beloved means of communication!