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


“There's such a thrill in receiving postcards from somewhere "out there." Also, thanks to my fellow Postcrossers, I'm learning about Russian authors, Finnish artists, and tidbits about places I haven't been to before and may never likely visit in my lifetime. It's like travelling without having to leave the comforts of home. :-)”

Susan, Philippines
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,642 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon67,021,185 postcards received
  • icon305 received in the last hour
  • icon341,293 postcards traveling
  • icon209,695,911,455 miles traveled
  • icon8,421,032 laps around the world