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?

  1. Request an address and a Postcard ID
  2. Mail the postcard to that address
  3. Receive a postcard from another postcrosser!
  4. Register the Postcard ID you have received
  5. Go to number 1 to receive more postcards!


What is happening now?


Postcrossing Blog

Postcrossing Spotlight: mad_madchen from Russia!

Julia (aka mad_madchen) hails from Moscow. She has several drawers full of postcards ready to be sent, and really enjoys choosing the perfect card that she knows will make someone happy!

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Postcrossing Stats

494,573 members
211 countries
829 postcards/hour
25,325,555 postcards received
467,561 postcards traveling
80,226,517,104 miles traveled
3,221,761 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“Every day is special, and the days I get a postcard is extra special. Something so small and brings so much joy! Living way down here near the bottom of the world makes it very expensive to travel anywhere and the receiving of a card takes me briefly to a part of the world I will never visit. Thank you! Thank you everyone.”

Diane, New Zealand
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Recent Postcards

RU-2926515 FR-416331 BE-306991 RU-2757618

RU-2926515

FR-416331

BE-306991

RU-2757618

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