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 a way to send your love over the whole world. To share your experiences with others. And after you wake up, there can be something waiting for you in the mailbox. If I see all the love that people send me and others, I get hope for the future!”

Heidi, Netherlands
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 744,366 members
  • 216 countries
  • 49,036,824 postcards received
  • 651 received in the last hour
  • 384,456 postcards traveling
  • 153,702,261,023 miles traveled
  • 6,172,422 laps around the world