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 thought that I was honestly the only person on earth who sent postcards, and I don't even remember how I found this website, but when I did, it made me so happy to find other people who share this hobby. This is something I hope to teach my own kids to do when they get older, but I love this and everything about it.”

Joel, American teacher in China
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,609 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon67,445,420 postcards received
  • icon325 received in the last hour
  • icon339,078 postcards traveling
  • icon211,055,849,881 miles traveled
  • icon8,475,645 laps around the world