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

A back-and-forth postcard experiment

Remember some months ago, when we wrote about Keri Smith's new postcard book on this blog post?

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Postcrossing Stats

498,508 members
214 countries
1,037 postcards/hour
25,643,622 postcards received
467,295 postcards traveling
81,191,526,427 miles traveled
3,260,514 laps around the world

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User testimonials

“I immediately signed my boys up when I came across this idea in "Family Fun" magazine. My 11yr old has Aspergers as an attribute and one of his basic pleasures is getting mail!! He loves it. He loves the writing styles, words, pictures, everything. Thank you for our therapy!!”

Carolyn, Mom
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Recent Postcards

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