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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

“Ever since my friend introduced me to postcrossing I have been smiling to myself all the time at the thought of it all, that you send and receive from 100s of countries around the world. Receiving a postcard the traditional way is so much more satisfying and exciting! I am going to do this for my whole life! No doubt!”

Heather, Surrey
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 679,499 members
  • 209 countries
  • 419 postcards/hour
  • 41,529,360 postcards received
  • 411,653 postcards traveling
  • 129,749,365,027 miles traveled
  • 5,210,514 laps around the world