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?!
17,303,041 postcards received
471,269 postcards traveling
89,986,933,731 km traveled
2,245,463 laps around the world
“It has transformed by mailbox from a metal box that spits out junk and bills to a source of beautiful pictures, handwriting, and culture from all over the world.
Postcrossing is fair, and will ensure that you get postcards from all over the world. Now everyone at work sees my wall and is jealous.”