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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

630,502 members
209 countries
265 postcards/hour
36,895,860 postcards received
414,485 postcards traveling
115,579,167,151 miles traveled
4,641,463 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“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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