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 love getting post! But now it is like an adventure. My kids cannot wait to see where the next one comes from. The hunting for nice postcards is also adding to the fun. It is like a little geography lesson every time you go to your postbox! Happy postcrossing!”

Elma, South Africa
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon800,428 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon58,710,685 postcards received
  • icon409 received in the last hour
  • icon383,418 postcards traveling
  • icon184,440,563,775 miles traveled
  • icon7,406,820 laps around the world