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

498,413 members
214 countries
540 postcards/hour
25,640,318 postcards received
467,034 postcards traveling
81,181,499,881 miles traveled
3,260,111 laps around the world

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User testimonials

“This site has opened up a world-wide love of sharing - giving and taking, laughing and sometimes crying, smiling - our human condition with one another. I have "met" many friends here with whom I now correspond regularly. I am learning much about many cultures. And I am truly the richer for it.”

Terry from Arkansas
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Recent Postcards

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