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What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world. 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!

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Postcrossing Blog

Visiting a mail sorting center in Bremen

We all know how it works: find a nice postcard, write it, mail it off... and then wait until it arrives. But what happens in the meantime, after we post it on a postbox?

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Postcrossing Stats

630,706 members
209 countries
1,163 postcards/hour
36,937,584 postcards received
413,814 postcards traveling
115,705,386,843 miles traveled
4,646,532 laps around the world

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User testimonials

“There's nothing quite like getting home after a long day at work and seeing a new postcard on your doorstep and not knowing who or where it's come from. It opens my eyes to places that I'd probably never even have known about had it not been for postcrossing!”

Rachel, United Kingdom
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