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 like to think that when I send a postcard I send a part of me with it. So, even though I'm living my life in my home town, parts of me are all over the world touching other people's lifes. And every time I receive a postcard, part of someone else touches my life. Every postcard is a new little friend.”

Anna, Finland
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 755,820 members
  • 214 countries
  • 50,331,046 postcards received
  • 353 received in the last hour
  • 397,330 postcards traveling
  • 157,861,898,642 miles traveled
  • 6,339,466 laps around the world