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

“It is a fleeting moment of connection with a stranger, trying to give them a smile. It is feeling your heart-rate pick up at the sound of post dropping onto your doormat. In a fast-moving world, it reminds us to be patient and accept there are things beyond our control.”

Antic, UK
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 751,775 members
  • 214 countries
  • 49,808,273 postcards received
  • 1,116 received in the last hour
  • 421,185 postcards traveling
  • 156,216,836,587 miles traveled
  • 6,273,403 laps around the world