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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

“I used to be fascinated by people in different cultures, but lately I've been too dedicated to my comfort zone, and have even developed a touch of American arrogance. Not cool! The world still has so much to offer, and I remember that every time I get a postcard from around the world. Thank you all!”

Tara, Virginia, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 728,644 members
  • 217 countries
  • 754 postcards in the last hour
  • 47,699,046 postcards received
  • 371,691 postcards traveling
  • 149,275,231,198 miles traveled
  • 5,994,640 laps around the world