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?
About a year ago, Annett (aka knetty from Germany joined Postcrossing. A fan of crafts, in her profile she invited members to send her pieces of fabric with their postcards, so that one day she could make a quilt of all the fabrics... and now it is done, and it is a beauty!
27,806,198 postcards received
485,333 postcards traveling
87,677,265,052 miles traveled
3,520,970 laps around the world
“Every time I get a card it makes me happy and smiling. Because it is exciting to learn something about someone else. Because it has made me see that people really are the same everywhere on the globe. And because Postcrossing is about sending peaceful messages - it earns the Nobel Peace Prize”