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


“I'm just new to Postcrossing and am already addicted. I have yet to receive my first card but every time someone receives one from me and I can get a new name, I do! What a great way to brighten my day and know I'm going to make someone's day better too. I'm eagerly anticipating that first postcard. No more dreading that walk to the mailbox expecting only a pile of bills.”

rileybear, Canada
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon805,919 members
  • icon205 countries
  • icon64,460,296 postcards received
  • icon248 received in the last hour
  • icon407,823 postcards traveling
  • icon201,907,980,809 miles traveled
  • icon8,108,282 laps around the world