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


“This site has opened up a world-wide love of sharing - giving and taking, laughing and sometimes crying, smiling - our human condition with one another. I have "met" many friends here with whom I now correspond regularly. I am learning much about many cultures. And I am truly the richer for it.”

Terry from Arkansas
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,071 members
  • icon207 countries
  • icon69,499,787 postcards received
  • icon230 received in the last hour
  • icon377,079 postcards traveling
  • icon217,669,756,397 miles traveled
  • icon8,741,248 laps around the world