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!


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Postcrossing Blog

Postcrossing Spotlight: Sprinkledonut from Canada!

Andrea (aka Sprinkledonut) is a world traveler and her beautifully decorated postcards caught the attention of some of you, who suggested we interviewed her for the Spotlight... here she is!

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Postcrossing Stats

510,441 members
212 countries
1,328 postcards/hour
26,371,201 postcards received
462,377 postcards traveling
83,385,120,164 miles traveled
3,348,605 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“After a long day teaching, I'm always excited to see if my mailbox is "happy". No matter where I get a postcard from, it's always nice to hear from people around the world, and from places I've only dreamed of visiting. It's an amazing way to "travel" and experience the cultures of others without leaving home.”

Stephen, Maryland, U.S.A.
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