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 to read what my fellow postcrossers write on the cards. I appreciate the time they take to write to me - a stranger. This is something very unique: Taking time to send joy and happiness through the world. Its a little piece of making the world a better place.”

Kat, Germany
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,932 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon61,687,332 postcards received
  • icon738 received in the last hour
  • icon389,415 postcards traveling
  • icon193,272,749,551 miles traveled
  • icon7,761,506 laps around the world