In an effort to turn mailboxes into a box of surprises and bring people from around the world together, Paulo Magalhaes founded the Postcrossing Project, where people can sign up on postcrossing.com to send and receive a postcard from a fellow postcrosser somewhere around the world.
Magalhaes says the project is meant for those who still like receiving real mail even though instant messaging, email, and cell phones have basically killed the need to sit down and write a letter.
However, he insists that a postcard, even from a complete stranger, is the best way to turn the worlds frown upside down.
He says, Every single day, Postcrossing lights up thousands of smiles across the world, literally making it a happier place.
Postcrossing currently has more than 94,000 members in 191 countries, and sends 101 post cards every hour.
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