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!
22,371,576 postcards received
506,582 postcards traveling
114,560,883,718 km traveled
2,858,662 laps around the world
“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!!”