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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

630,222 members
208 countries
281 postcards/hour
36,851,860 postcards received
412,177 postcards traveling
115,435,923,924 miles traveled
4,635,711 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“I really love to send and receive postcards. I still remember the thrill of that first card in my mail box so clearly but have come to realize that sending them is just as much fun. As a hobby, it does not require much space like some. It costs very little also, which is great! Totally addicted!!”

Canadian Postal Worker
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