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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

“Since childhood I have always loved to exchange and collect postcards. When I learned about Postcrossing, I joined immediately. The surprise in joining this community was the immense feeling I got when I realized the joy I felt in sending and receiving postcards to so many wonderful people across the globe. It helps to make our world a little smaller and brings us closer together...That's what I really love about Postcrossing.”

Sharon, Canada
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 668,193 members
  • 211 countries
  • 715 postcards/hour
  • 40,183,409 postcards received
  • 437,540 postcards traveling
  • 125,533,891,773 miles traveled
  • 5,041,228 laps around the world