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


“When I buy stacks of postcards the cashier asks me, "Do you collect postcards." I reply, "No, not really." When I purchase postage stamps from stamp dealers, from post offices and over the internet, I am asked, "Do you collect stamps?" My response, "No, not really." What I like to think I am doing is collecting smiles, smiles from fellow Postcrossers. And in return, I hope, with my stack of postcards and my selection of stamps, that I am contributing to collections of smiles around the globe.”

Becky, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon806,401 members
  • icon205 countries
  • icon64,571,113 postcards received
  • icon424 received in the last hour
  • icon421,043 postcards traveling
  • icon202,242,787,664 miles traveled
  • icon8,121,727 laps around the world