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?
Yes, you read that right! The tiny island of Guernsey will be the fourth country (or in this case, special territory) to launch its own Postcrossing-themed stamp!
23,241,149 postcards received
486,468 postcards traveling
118,744,402,581 km traveled
2,963,054 laps around the world
“It's like Twitter for snail mail, it lets me interact with people all over the world, it gives me a taste of other cultures, it gives me something to look forward to in the mailbox everyday. Surprise! A postcard from Germany! :)”