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


“It's not about receiving and collecting cards-It's about sharing a part of yourself with the world. Influencing people and leaving your mark in a place you may not ever get to visit. It's about connecting. It's putting a smile on someone face you may never get to meet. It makes my day better.”

Kelly, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,636 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon76,347,316 postcards received
  • icon383 received in the last hour
  • icon387,455 postcards traveling
  • icon240,499,127,258 miles traveled
  • icon9,658,037 laps around the world