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What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world. 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!

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Postcrossing Blog

Visiting a mail sorting center in Bremen

We all know how it works: find a nice postcard, write it, mail it off... and then wait until it arrives. But what happens in the meantime, after we post it on a postbox?

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Postcrossing Stats

630,120 members
208 countries
465 postcards/hour
36,857,927 postcards received
413,627 postcards traveling
115,457,314,539 miles traveled
4,636,570 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“Postcrossing really does make one feel that you are part of a global community. It is such a simple, yet effective way to connect with people and countries you otherwise never would have. It's great to receive an interesting card on which someone has shared a little bit about themselves & their lives - I love it!”

Liesel, South Africa
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