What is Postcrossing?
It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world. Learn more.
How does it work?
- Request an address and a Postcard ID
- Mail the postcard to that address
- Receive a postcard from another postcrosser!
- Register the Postcard ID you have received
- Go to number 1 to receive more postcards!
What is happening now?
What is required to keep Postcrossing running? We open the curtain to reveal a little bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes :)
24,871,134 postcards received
463,162 postcards traveling
126,830,422,918 km traveled
3,164,827 laps around the world
“I'm just new to Postcrossing and am already addicted. I have yet to receive my first card but every time someone receives one from me and I can get a new name, I do! What a great way to brighten my day and know I'm going to make someone's day better too. I'm eagerly anticipating that first postcard. No more dreading that walk to the mailbox expecting only a pile of bills.”