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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

“It is a wonderful surprise to find 5 or 6 postcards from all over the world in your mailbox. It never fails to make me smile and make my day a little better. I think that it's a fun way to get a snapshot of how different people live and what's important to them. It's also a wonderful reminder that there is a lot of beauty in the world :-)”

Guyomar, Student, Mauritius
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 682,947 members
  • 211 countries
  • 828 postcards/hour
  • 42,002,700 postcards received
  • 400,039 postcards traveling
  • 131,287,324,982 miles traveled
  • 5,272,276 laps around the world