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 get to be part of the world again. Last year, I was an exchange student in Portugal. This year, I'm back home in the USA and all of my friends are away at college. Through Postcrossing, I've felt connected to people again, and I've loved learning bits of people's languages and cultures. I <3 PC!”

hurricanechelsea, Maine, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 751,851 members
  • 214 countries
  • 49,819,561 postcards received
  • 957 received in the last hour
  • 420,702 postcards traveling
  • 156,255,062,245 miles traveled
  • 6,274,938 laps around the world