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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

“I love Postcrossing! Not only does it grant me 'armchair travel', but it's a hobby that I can share with my 11 year old daughter. She loves it too, and there's always a rush to the mailbox to see who got the most cards each day. We have a lot of fun together, and that's the best thing of all!”

Brenda W.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 668,564 members
  • 211 countries
  • 1,007 postcards/hour
  • 40,206,385 postcards received
  • 438,084 postcards traveling
  • 125,601,379,569 miles traveled
  • 5,043,938 laps around the world