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


“In my own country I sometimes find that people are complacent, assuming that there isn't much to learn from other countries and cultures. I love that Postcrossing keeps me globally aware. It keeps me understanding that rich lives are being lived even if they are not like mine or like those in my country. It helps me learn something new with every postcard received. It helps me to be a full person instead of one who is narrow-minded.”

Rita, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon791,872 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon57,358,674 postcards received
  • icon645 received in the last hour
  • icon318,715 postcards traveling
  • icon180,146,021,154 miles traveled
  • icon7,234,359 laps around the world