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


“My mother language is German, but now I start to think in English. All the media like TV or Radio or last but not least Internet shows only the bad things which happens on our World. But now I receive nice an beautiful messages and smiles from people all over the world. That shows me that the world is not as bad as TV or Internet want to make us believe. I like exchanging my thoughts with people and now I keep my eyes on my mailbox because there could be a nice message in it.”

Lucia, Germany
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,029 members
  • icon207 countries
  • icon69,555,212 postcards received
  • icon428 received in the last hour
  • icon369,805 postcards traveling
  • icon217,851,352,125 miles traveled
  • icon8,748,541 laps around the world