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?
The other day, while randomly browsing the internet for inspiration, I chanced upon a Japanese Tumblr, where I noticed all the beautifully decorated postcards... which upon further inspection, proved to be actual Postcrossing cards!
22,415,015 postcards received
513,227 postcards traveling
114,771,903,937 km traveled
2,863,928 laps around the world
“Wanderlust has always consumed me, but postcrossing has made me want to travel the world so much more. I love connecting with people through postcards, receiving awesome ones is just as fun as sending them. On several occasions, getting a postcard in the mail has really made my day, and I couldn't be more grateful. carpe diem!”