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eureka.gif posted on 21-6-2019 at 02:51 PM
150 years of postcards - let's celebrate it together!


Hi everyone!

As some of you might know, postcards will celebrate their 150th anniversary later this year, on October 1st. They've been around since 1869, when Austrian professor Emanuel Herrmann suggested they should be introduced for shorter, less formal messages.... fast forward 150 years and they're still around, bringing smiles across the world to everyone's mailboxes!

We think 150 years is a pretty big deal, and so we're planning to throw postcards a global party, with a special website, exhibitions, a postcard contest, lots of events and meetings happening all around the world... which is where you all come in!

Your mission, if you wish to accept it, is to plan a meetup with other local postcrossers to celebrate the 150th anniversary. Meet some new friends, make some postal-themed activities, or just send postcards together. The important thing is to have fun and celebrate postcards - this is a birthday party, after all :D






Here are some general guidelines to help you get started:


NAME: These special meetings should be named "#150yearsofpostcards - cityname meetup"
(eg. #150yearsofpostcards - Berlin meetup)

WHAT: Get together, throw a party, eat some cake and send some postcards!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.
(If this is not possible at all, then the weekend after that (October 5-6) falls between this milestone and the World Post Day, and could also be an option)

HOW: Talk to other postcrossers around you and coordinate efforts, make a plan to bring people together. Then, open a thread on the forum about the meeting, to let everyone know. We'll add it to the Meetups calendar page on Postcrossing and also post it on the 150yearsofpostcards.com website. (New to meetups? Start here.)

CONNECT: (optional) In the spirit of connecting the world, it would be great if these meetups are linked together as much as possible, for instance through livestreams (which we can help promote on the website) and/or connected to other meetups happening simultaneously in other countries. Reach out to other meetup hosts and find a way to connect your meetings through video chat (and of course, postcards!), so that everyone can say hi and feel part of the global #150yearsofpostcards party.

IMAGE: Some people asked if they could use the "postmark and wave logo" we made for this anniversary on their postcards. As long as it is a non-comercial use, sure! We've licensed it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. Here's a vectorial file, and a png file.






Ok, I think I've covered everything, but feel free to ask questions in the comments below. There's plenty of time to make plans, and we'll announce everything on the Postcrossing blog and launch other activities in the coming months... but for now, we just wanted to give everyone on the forum a head start on planning and getting excited.

Join the #150yearsofpostcards party! :D







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[*] posted on 22-6-2019 at 08:30 PM


Wow! What a great 'excuse' to have fun with postcards.

Let's see what we can arrange in Brazil!!!!
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[*] posted on 24-6-2019 at 05:44 PM


That new website looks good already!

I really love that W. H. Auden quotation. :)
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[*] posted on 3-7-2019 at 03:44 AM


Wow~We will join this party and arrange a meetup in Taiyuan to celebrate it!

May I ask if we can use this 150yearsofpostcards logo on our postcards?

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[*] posted on 3-7-2019 at 08:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AnnaKyoyama  

May I ask if we can use this 150yearsofpostcards logo on our postcards?



Hurray! And yes, please feel free to use it! :)
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[*] posted on 4-7-2019 at 12:48 AM


This is great!!!
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[*] posted on 21-7-2019 at 11:00 AM


I do not know if this is the right place to share it, but in Berlin there will be a special postmark about the jubilee on 21st August (in connection with the exhibition at the Museum for Communication).



And in Hungary a souvenir sheet was issued on 9th May.

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[*] posted on 23-7-2019 at 08:02 PM


May I ask if we should do video chat with people from other countries in meetings ourselves? Or should we say we want to participate and you connect everyone in one video chat?
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[*] posted on 27-7-2019 at 03:39 PM


In The Netherlands we arranged a meetup on 1 Oktober

https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=124942
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[*] posted on 29-7-2019 at 10:39 AM


great!!
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[*] posted on 3-8-2019 at 05:35 AM


Could the Oct 12 be considered as part of the 150yearsofpostcards celebration?
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[*] posted on 4-8-2019 at 04:50 PM


Question to the Administrator:

A meetingcard will be designed for the #150yearsofpostcards meetup in The Netherlands. The designer wants to use the both logo's (the special one and the original postcrossing logo). Is this the right text for the attribution at the back side:

Copyright logo’s by Postcrossing - Postcrossing is a registered trademark

Please your approval, before the cards are going to be printed.
Thanks!
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[*] posted on 7-8-2019 at 07:22 AM


@Kewl Sure! The important thing is that people get together and celebrate this special day!

@WilmaT For the 150 years logo, it's enough if there's a simple link to the website (150yearsofpostcards.com). For the Postcrossing logo, the trademark notice is required. So, it could be something like this:

www.150yearsofpostcards.com
The Postcrossing logo is a registered trademark

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[*] posted on 7-8-2019 at 01:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ana  
@Kewl Sure! The important thing is that people get together and celebrate this special day!

@WilmaT For the 150 years logo, it's enough if there's a simple link to the website (150yearsofpostcards.com). For the Postcrossing logo, the trademark notice is required. So, it could be something like this:

www.150yearsofpostcards.com
The Postcrossing logo is a registered trademark



Thanks @Ana
So this picture has the right attribution?????
The text is: http://www.150yearsofpostcards.com - The Postcrossing logo is a registered trademark

11954 #150yearspostcards Meetup 1 okt - modern - Achterkant.jpg - 65kB
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[*] posted on 7-8-2019 at 04:11 PM


Hi Wilma! Thank you for checking in with us on this. So, by parts:

- The attribution is fine!

- The Postcrossing logo, however, is quite small. The minimum print size should be 8mm height, and even though we don’t mind having a small margin of error, this size seems too small. Please increase it a little bit. If you’re doubt about sizes and spacing, please check the PDF included in the logo kit.

- Please don’t use the red P on your postcard. The logo guidelines don’t cover this image.
If you have further questions, feel free to send me U2U — I’m happy to help.
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[*] posted on 7-8-2019 at 04:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ana  
Hi Wilma! Thank you for checking in with us on this. So, by parts:

- The attribution is fine!

- The Postcrossing logo, however, is quite small. The minimum print size should be 8mm height, and even though we don’t mind having a small margin of error, this size seems too small. Please increase it a little bit. If you’re doubt about sizes and spacing, please check the PDF included in the logo kit.

- Please don’t use the red P on your postcard. The logo guidelines don’t cover this image.
If you have further questions, feel free to send me U2U — I’m happy to help.


Good advice, I will follow it up, of course. :)
Thanks for your help!
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[*] posted on 13-8-2019 at 04:27 PM


Wow 150 years congratulations
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 01:18 PM
meetup card


Wuhan 5th Meetup & postcards 150 years meetup postcard.:)

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[*] posted on 7-9-2019 at 03:41 PM


#pf150
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[*] posted on 9-9-2019 at 09:05 AM


Can we hold this meetup in Oct,13?Because many people will have their trip in Oct 1st - 7th...
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[*] posted on 16-9-2019 at 02:31 PM


Hello,Ana. We are coming for #150yearsofpostcards in 1st October.
https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=125590
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[*] posted on 7-10-2019 at 08:43 AM


Ana, I wanna thank you and Paulo for making us aware about 150 years of postcards. It not only gave so many of us chances to do meetups and have fun but also learn a lot. When I was organizing our meetups, I was searching various local postcard clubs with whom I could collab or something but I just didn't find a single club that even knew about 150 years of postcards. A little embarrassing I'd say so I really appreciate everything you guys did for this remarkable occasion. :love::love::love:
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[*] posted on 7-10-2019 at 12:00 PM


@sonataca you are so welcome!

we're super happy and immensely proud that so many people got together to remember and celebrate this special anniversary. :D it was a worldwide party like postcards deserve!
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[*] posted on 7-10-2019 at 12:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ana  
@sonataca you are so welcome!

we're super happy and immensely proud that so many people got together to remember and celebrate this special anniversary. :D it was a worldwide party like postcards deserve!


You guys should really take pride in this. I have never seen so many meetups take place ever! It was on the level of people celebrating a celebrity's birthday! :love at first:
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