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

Stationery Shop Map

How many times have you been in a foreign city, walking around and being a tourist, secretly wishing you could just skip the monuments and go straight to the stationery shops instead... but had no idea where the good ones were?

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Postcrossing Stats

508,269 members
214 countries
1,300 postcards/hour
26,247,006 postcards received
465,489 postcards traveling
83,012,185,835 miles traveled
3,333,629 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

DE-3577121 RU-3090718 TW-1384290 US-3034103

DE-3577121

RU-3090718

TW-1384290

US-3034103

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