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 SURPRISES! Getting a postcard without notice gives me so much happiness! When I receive a postcard from a stranger, it makes me so happy to see that people have taken time out of their busy day to write me a thoughtful message and carefully chosen a postcard based on my likings. It makes me feel loved, even though I've never met these people! Thank you for this platform and these BEAUTIFUL people I got to connect with because of it.”

Samy, Teenager
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,738 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon74,557,364 postcards received
  • icon287 received in the last hour
  • icon404,823 postcards traveling
  • icon234,544,497,253 miles traveled
  • icon9,418,909 laps around the world