What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world. That's real postcards, not electronic! Learn more.

How does it work?

  1. Request an address and a Postcard ID
  2. Mail a 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!

Our happy members


“We found out about this wonderful initiative from a friend and we are so glad we did! We LOVE receiving postcards from around the world and reading the messages on the back. It is always awesome to receive postcards that are personalized because it shows that people really care about you even though you've never met before! We love Postcrossing and are glad we found it!”

Rachel & Heather, New Zealand
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,823 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon74,524,899 postcards received
  • icon442 received in the last hour
  • icon396,930 postcards traveling
  • icon234,434,072,975 miles traveled
  • icon9,414,475 laps around the world