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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 gives you the opportunity to get to know something about different people around the world. And it's a win-win situation, because you get to make others happy, and they make you happy, too! Just because of postcards, it's simple and nice! :-)”

Ilse, Netherlands
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 668,237 members
  • 211 countries
  • 942 postcards/hour
  • 40,185,806 postcards received
  • 437,704 postcards traveling
  • 125,540,325,068 miles traveled
  • 5,041,486 laps around the world