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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Join the fun!

Here are some tips on how to get started on 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

If it is safe to do so, 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 littles 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.

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 on 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!

To select the official postcard image for the World Postcard Day 2021, a worldwide design competion was organized by Finepaper and Postcrossing.

The best postcard is the 2021 official postcard for the World Postcard Day that is made available for everyone to use.

Explore 150 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!