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?
The other day, while randomly browsing the internet for inspiration, I chanced upon a Japanese Tumblr, where I noticed all the beautifully decorated postcards... which upon further inspection, proved to be actual Postcrossing cards!
22,379,231 postcards received
508,381 postcards traveling
114,595,922,090 km traveled
2,859,536 laps around the world
“It's nice to think someone, somewhere may have a smile on there face because a little piece of my life has reached them today. I know I have when I find a postcard on my doorstep. Thank you to everyone who partakes.”