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?
How many times have you been in a foreign city, walking around and being a tourist, secretly wishing you could just skip the monuments and go straight to the stationery shops instead... but had no idea where the good ones were?
26,247,006 postcards received
465,489 postcards traveling
83,012,185,835 miles traveled
3,333,629 laps around the world
“This site has opened up a world-wide love of sharing - giving and taking, laughing and sometimes crying, smiling - our human condition with one another. I have "met" many friends here with whom I now correspond regularly. I am learning much about many cultures. And I am truly the richer for it.”