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

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“After a long day teaching, I'm always excited to see if my mailbox is "happy". No matter where I get a postcard from, it's always nice to hear from people around the world, and from places I've only dreamed of visiting. It's an amazing way to "travel" and experience the cultures of others without leaving home.”

Stephen, Maryland, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,417 members
  • icon207 countries
  • icon69,577,308 postcards received
  • icon683 received in the last hour
  • icon375,466 postcards traveling
  • icon217,920,198,121 miles traveled
  • icon8,751,305 laps around the world