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


“Not only do I enjoy getting the cards but they are shared repeatedly. My husband is the first to get the mail and he is also excited to get the cards.
Then I take the cards to school and share them with the students. It's turned into a very good teaching tool.
It's broadened a lot of horizons!”

Mother Brando/Renee
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon800,362 members
  • icon207 countries
  • icon59,319,958 postcards received
  • icon252 received in the last hour
  • icon397,732 postcards traveling
  • icon186,305,124,781 miles traveled
  • icon7,481,698 laps around the world