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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

“Postcrossing connects the world indeed. The excitement of seeing the postman turning around the bend is immeasurable. It needs to be felt to be understood. No two cards are the same, just like two individuals. Each one contains a little beating heart and loads of love. Postcrossing is the embodiment of hope. I simply <3 it!”

Sarah, India
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 688,470 members
  • 210 countries
  • 377 postcards in the last hour
  • 42,809,441 postcards received
  • 396,568 postcards traveling
  • 133,889,837,975 miles traveled
  • 5,376,789 laps around the world