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?
Meet las424 (aka Lila), who lives in the United Arab Emirates. She's a self-proclaimed stationery addict, and likes to take trips to discover the places featured on the postcards that she receives - isn't that an excellent idea?!
17,304,933 postcards received
472,528 postcards traveling
89,999,619,687 km traveled
2,245,779 laps around the world
“After a long day teaching, I'm always excited to see if my mailbox is "happy". No matter where I get a postcard from, it's always nice to hear from people around the world, and from places I've only dreamed of visiting. It's an amazing way to "travel" and experience the cultures of others without leaving home.”