Postcard Exchange

The idea of exchanging postcards is as simple as it is enchanting: When every Waldorf school in the world sends just one (real!) postcard to every other Waldorf school in the world, then 1,100 postcards will arrive in every school! Each school could create a huge display, a “card wall from the world” that everyone can touch and feel, making the Waldorf network a personal reality for many. A million-fold Waldorf greeting from around the globe.

To make the idea work, we will send every Waldorf school a package containing 1,200 blank postcards already bearing all the different school addresses. The back side is empty, so that the pupils can design and decorate themselves and, of course, add the name and address of their school. The whole school community can participate in the process, creating cards that reflect each individual school. Here you can find the booklet that explains more detailed the project “Postcard Exchange”.

We are also setting up a donation fund to help schools with fewer financial resources to cover the price of postage and make it possible for them to participate in the project. We will print, of course, all the cards with environmentally-friendly inks using climate-neutral printing on Blue Angel paper. For realizing this project in a sustainable way, we work together with our eco-friendly printing partner Lokay e.K. and send the postcards via UPS to the world by the end of May.

We are looking forward to reading your comments here, telling us, where the first packages arrived and which schools received the first painted postcards.

A project from

Waldorf 100

Hamburg, Germany

Place:
world-wide
Start:
Spring 2017

Contact:

Waldorf 100

Henning Kullak-Ublick

Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0)40 34107699-0

info@waldorf-100.org

44 Comments

  1. Sergey on 06.02.2018 at 14:23

    Hi,
    I learned about this project from my son who was going to send a letter to Linz on behalf of his class at Moscow Waldorf school. I was very impressed with the idea itself and also enthusiasm he espressed when telling me about the cards they started receiving from around the globe and his willingness to take part. We are going to a post office together with him to send the card.

    Thank you project team for this initiative coming true!!

    1. Celia on 06.02.2018 at 14:43

      Thank you for your lovely feedback, dear Sergey!
      We are happy to hear about your commitment for our #GlobalArtExchange by taking part in the Postcard Exchange-project.

      Kind regards from your Waldorf 100-team in Germany

  2. Cannie Bennett on 03.01.2018 at 07:59

    Happy New Year!! We are a Waldorf Kindergarten in Hong Kong, while Waldorf celebrating 100 years, we are celebrating our 10th years this year. We did not receive any postcards perhaps we are not on the world list. We would like to take part, can we send our own postcards to 1,200 school in the world? Can you give us the listing please.

    1. Lisa on 03.01.2018 at 09:45

      Dear Cannie, Thank you for your comment and all the best for your anniversary as well. The postcard project involves only the Waldorf schools, this is why you didn't receive any postcards. Right now we are preparing a kindergarten flyer, maybe this is interesting for you. Just keep a close eye on the website, we are posting it as soon as it is ready. Regards, your Waldorf 100 - Team

  3. Raquel Vitorino on 31.12.2017 at 19:49

    Dear Celia, Happy new year!!!!
    My name is Raquel Vitorino, I'm a blogger specialized in Waldorf education and I have a child in Centro Educacional Waldorf Alecrim Dourado, in São Paulo. I would love to see the school participating in this project. As it is listed in the official list, can I expect a parcel to be sent to the school?
    Thank you!

    1. Henning on 01.01.2018 at 10:22

      Dear Raquel, we are checking if the Centro received a parcel with postcards and will get back to you soon - via eMail. All the best and a Happy New Year, Henning

  4. rita dacosta on 25.11.2017 at 12:32

    We are Casa da Floresta Verdes Anos a Waldorf school in Lisbon from kindergarten until the 6th grade and we haven't received the post cards, can you send it to us please? we have 112 students
    Our address is
    Sitio do Barcal
    nº9
    1500-554 Lisboa
    Portugal

    1. Lisa on 28.11.2017 at 13:02

      Dear Rita,

      thank you for your email. The postcard project is already finished and we have no parcels left to send. Unfortunately your school is not listed in the world school list and therefore no parcel was send to you. We are very sorry about that. Maybe you can contact the Freunde der Erziehungskunst. They take care of this list and can help you further berlin@freunde-waldorf.de

      https://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/waldorf-worldwide/waldorf-education/waldorf-world-list/

      We are sure you will find another project that will work for you to celebrate Waldorf100 with your school.

      Best regards,

      Svea Zahn

  5. Alon Lafer Naeh on 23.11.2017 at 17:58

    Hi team waldorf 100 I'm from Brazil Fortaleza CE

    I want to ask letters from Israel and Japan


    Adress of school:

    Rua Dr. Deoplisto Feitosa
    10 - Eng. Luciano Cavalcante, Fortaleza - CE
    Zip code: 60813-580

    https://www.google.com.br/maps/place/Associa%C3%A7%C3%A3o+Pedag%C3%B3gica+Micael/@-3.7754249,-38.4832984,14.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe09dc4ac44b3bf12!8m2!3d-3.780888!4d-38.4853071

    1. Celia on 24.11.2017 at 15:31

      Dear Alon,

      what is exactly what you need? You can find all school addresses (from Israel and Japan etc.) on our wordlmap: http://www.waldorf-100.org/en/worldwide/

      Kind regards
      Celia

  6. Vesko Vasilev on 15.11.2017 at 17:54

    Dear Walodrf 100 team,
    My name is Vesko Vasilev and I'm a teacher in the Waldorf school in Sofia, Bulgaria. We got about 80 students in grades 1-8 and we are still the only school in our country. The school was founded in 2010. There are also two kindergartens in Sofia and Stara Zagora, as well as few other initiatives that will hopefully emerge soon.

    We would love to take part in the postcard project, if it's not too late. Aslo we will be delighted if there's a way to include us on the Waldorf map.

    Our address is:
    Waldorf School Professor Nikolay Raynov
    44 Gorski Patnik Str.
    Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
    school@waldorf.bg
    waldorf.bg
    +359 877 300 522
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/UfiEZ8aBJXE2

    The address of the Waldorf kindergarten in Sofia is:
    Waldorf Kindergarten Zlatno Zrantse
    34 Chervena Stena Str.
    Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
    zlatno.zrantse@gmail.com
    http://zlatno-zrantse.bg/
    +359 878 741 494
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/oxBrJCApR4E2

    The address of the Waldorf kindergarten in Stara Zagora is:
    Waldorf Kindergarten Izida
    149 Mayor Tanyo Kavaldzhiev, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    new-waldorf-sz.blogspot.com
    new_waldorf_sz@yahoo.com,
    +359 889 699 058, +359 887 758 872
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7EceoAvMqa82

  7. Caron Lafferty on 11.10.2017 at 12:14

    We were so looking forward to taking part in this but during our school renovation in the summer the box of postcards were mislaid. Is there any possibility we could be sent a new box.

    1. Celia on 11.11.2017 at 16:04

      Dear Caron,

      we hope that you finally found the second parcel we sent to the Greenwich Steiner School in September, because they told us, they were missing the original parcel.

      Kind regards,
      Celia from the Waldorf 100-team

  8. Kenny Prenksamar on 11.10.2017 at 05:00

    Good day!

    I'm an English and PE teacher working with Beijing Nanshan Waldorf School and I was wondering if a parcel of empty postcards were sent to us because we have also started to receive Waldorf 100 postcards from other schools. We hope to get some so we can also participate in this wonderful endeavor!

    Warm regards from chilly Beijing,
    Kenny

    1. Lisa on 21.12.2017 at 10:32

      Dear Kenny,

      unfortunately none of the parcels with the postcards passed the Chinese border, so you won´t receive the blank cards. We are so sorry.

      Warm regards from the Waldorf 100-Team,
      Lisa

  9. prairie adams on 19.09.2017 at 21:22

    Hello!
    We are receiving postcards from people in India and Germany. This is so exciting! Is it too late for us to send cards? Even if we have to make our own cards and address. Do you have a list of schools and addresses?

    1. Svea on 20.09.2017 at 09:26

      Dear Prairie,

      thanks for your interest in the project. We checked with UPS why you didn’t get a parcel and apparently an error occurred while they worked off the big pile. You will receive a spare one as soon as possible.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Your Waldorf 100- Team

  10. Benjamin on 13.09.2017 at 09:06

    Is there any way to track the box of postcards? I'm certain we should have recieved them, and have begun to recieve them from other schools (so exciting).

    Thank you

    Benjamin.

    1. Team Waldorf 100 on 19.09.2017 at 10:17

      Dear Benjamin,

      may you tell us please your school name? Then we can try to find out together with UPS, where your box with postcards has gone to.

      Kind regards,
      your Waldorf 100-team

  11. delphine on 29.08.2017 at 05:05

    Hello
    I write from the south of France, in Avignon.
    This is a great idée.
    So far, we haven't received the postcards package, but we have received 2 postcards from Germany!
    Should we worry about the fact we haven't received our postcards to draw on?
    Kind regards

    1. Henning on 30.08.2017 at 09:40

      Dear Delphine,

      we´ll look into it - you should have received a package with postcards.
      Unfortunately, we can only look it up tomorrow, but we´ll be in touch with you soon.

      All the best, Henning

  12. Natasha on 15.08.2017 at 06:51

    Good afternoon!
    Today I learned about this fine project. We - small waldorf school "So-tvoreniye" in Yaroslavl, Russia. We still can join congratulations?

    1. Henning Kullak-Ublick on 15.08.2017 at 07:55

      Dear Natasha, nice to hear from you! The postcards have all been sent away by now. for this we used the World School List, which you can find here: https://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/waldorf-worldwide/waldorf-education/waldorf-world-list/
      Since we printed the addresses of all the schools on the postcards before sending them out, your school might not be included.
      We are sorry for that, but there a numerous activities going on around Waldorf100, and anyone is invited to create own ideas of how to join in.
      All the best to you and your school, Henning

    2. Alexander Pinchuk on 02.09.2017 at 14:39

      Hello, Natasha! I know a girl who studied at your school and I told her about this project and she suggested that your school doesn't take part because you have only 6 students at your school, and obviously they wouldn't be able to sign 1200 cards. There are some extra cards with no address printed on them, so I'll tell our school to sign one card for you:)

      Best regards, Alexander Pinchuk, graduate of the Irkutsk Waldorf School 2017

    3. Natasha on 03.09.2017 at 12:17

      Thanks for your answers!
      Our school will be glad if we receive cards to the address:
      School "So-tvoreniye"
      Ul. 1-ya Shossejnaja, 44-100, 150008 Yaroslavl, Russia

    4. Ms. Gill on 11.09.2017 at 02:20

      Greetings! I am writing from Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz, New York. If you are able, could you confirm that cards have been sent to us? Our school is eager to get started! Thank you kindly!

    5. Lisa Hellberg on 12.09.2017 at 12:27

      Dear Ms. Gill,

      We sent out the postcards before summer holidays. Maybe you got a notice of you post office during summertime because we sent it to you P.O.Box? If you can´t find it nowhere we may send out a new package to your physical address.
      Best regards,
      Lisa (Waldorf100-Team)

  13. Sophie Binder on 17.05.2017 at 03:41

    Hi, are all schools included? Or do we have to register? We are in Australia, at Willunga Waldorf School. What do i need to do?
    What a great idea,

    1. Celia Schönstedt on 18.05.2017 at 10:31

      Yes, your school is on the world map, thus you will receive a package with postcards in the next few weeks and you don´t have to do anything for it;-)

      Kind regards
      Celia

  14. Alexander Pinchuk on 08.05.2017 at 14:10

    You said "...and send the postcards via UPS to the world by the end of May." I wonder what UPS is. I tried to Wikipedia it, but it gave a whole bunch of definitions to it. Looking forward to get the cards, thanks for this project. Greetings from Irkutsk, Russia :)

    1. Celia Schönstedt on 08.05.2017 at 15:23

      Here you can find more information;-) https://www.ups.com/?Site=Corporate&cookie=ru_ru_home&setCookie=yes

    2. Alexander Pinchuk on 09.05.2017 at 06:38

      Oh, Vielen Dank :)

  15. Brenda McCoy on 01.05.2017 at 18:39

    Our school had been planning on designing our own postcards with images from our school and farm. Would this still be possible, and could we just get a mailing list or labels?

    1. Celia Schönstedt on 05.05.2017 at 13:49

      Dear Brenda,

      the postcards that your school is going to receive soon are made for being designed by your pupils, with images of your school, farm and whatever you want. Besides, on all the 1,200 postcards will be printed the right address already, thus you don´t have to think about labels or anything else, okay?

      Kind regards,
      Celia

  16. Farzanahbemat on 28.04.2017 at 06:10

    Hi I AMA parent at Michael oak Waldorf Cape Town.
    I'm interested about the project and would like to be part of it.

    1. Celia Schönstedt on 05.05.2017 at 13:55

      Dear Farzanahbemat,

      don´t worry, you will be part of it! As your school is going to receive the 1,200 postcards in some weeks, all of you, but especially the pupils, are asked to design and resend the postcards to all the other Waldorf Schools in the world.

      Kind regards,
      Celia

  17. Val Rocha on 24.04.2017 at 17:50

    I am Val Rocha, mother and member of the Consultive Concil of Waldorf Santos School, in Santos - Sao Paulo - Brazil, and I am delighted to say that I would like to join this beautiful project!

  18. Kate Andrews on 11.04.2017 at 14:25

    That sounds great Celia,
    We are hosting the SWSF Easter conference in the UK and many schools participating would like to be involved.
    Please will you send us packs too!

    Many thanks
    Kate Andrews
    Steiner Academy Hereford

    1. Celia Schönstedt on 05.05.2017 at 14:11

      Dear Kate,

      yes of course you are going to receive a pack of postcards. They are just printed now, so you only have to wait a short moment;-)

      Kind regards
      Celia

  19. Van Geet Sonia on 15.03.2017 at 21:51

    Wonderfull idea!

    1. Andrea McKenzie on 05.04.2017 at 03:36

      Greetings,

      I am a grade three teacher at Vancouver Waldorf School in British Columbia. I am interested in knowing more about the post card project.
      Thanks!
      Andrea McKenzie

    2. Celia Schönstedt on 11.04.2017 at 11:46

      Dear Andrea McKenzie,

      soon you will receive more detailed information about the project, as there will be sent 1200 postcards to your school, containing as well a booklet with the explanation how it works.
      Greetings from Hamburg,
      Celia

    3. Annabel on 25.04.2017 at 11:29

      Dear Celia

      Did this project ever happen? I dont recall our school Imhoff Waldorf School, Kommetjie in Cape Town South Africa taking part or receiving postcards. I will ask our teachers - as a parent i may have missed it!

      Wonderful idea and a great idea for future school activities .....

      Thank You !

    4. Celia Schönstedt on 05.05.2017 at 14:00

      Dear Annabel,

      at the moment the 1,200 postcards are printed for afterwards being sent to all the Waldorf Schools in the world. Your school will receive a package as well, so be patient please, looking forward to it;-)

      Many greetings from Hamburg,
      Celia

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