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!
22,411,692 postcards received
512,372 postcards traveling
114,750,146,888 km traveled
2,863,385 laps around the world
“I love Postcrossing for many reasons but what I probably love about it most is that it gives me a way to interact with people I would normally never interact with. Talking directly to people of a different cultures, religions, or places I feel is the best way to appreciate the diversity of mankind.”