Remember: the Postcrossing website helps you find one-postcard penpals: you send them a postcard and consequently you become the next on the list of another fellow Postcrosser.
Forums on the website will help you find long term penpals, round-robin exchanges with people in countries you seldom see the stamps.
How can a amateur correspondence website, a little less than 500'000 users in more than 200 countries and autonomous territories, can have its commemorative postage stamps, and not a personalised one?
Thank to lobbying by users, four postal operators have issued stamps:
- PostNL in the Netherlands for two stamps (one for Europe, one Worldwide mail) in 2011,
- Itella Posti Oy in Finland for four stamps in September 2013,
- Belpochta in Belarus for one stamp [a dictatorship encouraging freedom of correspondence!] in January 2014 ("N" value is for international postcard),
- and now Guernsey Post in May.