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've learned so much about the people, cities and countries all over the world. Whether the postcard is from a retired school teacher in Germany, or a family who home schools in the USA, I love hearing the stories. It connects us all by sharing our stories. ♥”

Lisa, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,629 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon73,578,726 postcards received
  • icon762 received in the last hour
  • icon356,272 postcards traveling
  • icon231,251,124,639 miles traveled
  • icon9,286,653 laps around the world