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 have been a member (both active and inactive...and active again!) since 2013, and this project has been amazing! I absolutely love mail. As someone on the autism spectrum, I can also struggle to make and keep friends. But with Postcrossing, I don't have to worry about this, because I can always count on receiving a postcard from someone.

Thank you for helping to brighten up my day, and to bring surprises to my mailbox!”

Erin Clemens (AspergerSadie), U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,615 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon67,446,026 postcards received
  • icon556 received in the last hour
  • icon339,214 postcards traveling
  • icon211,057,747,185 miles traveled
  • icon8,475,721 laps around the world