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's every time a surprise! You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes it can be funny or touching :) other times it can be a great design of a card. But I always love the cards that are send with love (yes you can see the difference!) Happy Postcrossing to everyone out there!!!!”

Iris, The Netherlands
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon801,664 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon60,018,417 postcards received
  • icon872 received in the last hour
  • icon411,479 postcards traveling
  • icon188,362,387,864 miles traveled
  • icon7,564,314 laps around the world