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?
After traveling around the world, the Little Mail Carriers just wanted a bit of a rest... They found the perfect place for it in Dinant, an idyllic city in Belgium gracefully posed on the margins of the Meuse.
25,191,386 postcards received
467,123 postcards traveling
128,444,010,824 km traveled
3,205,091 laps around the world
“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.”