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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

“After starting postcrossing I have found that I run to the letterbox to find out who the next card (if its there) is from. This site helps you to get to know people from different cultures these people have differnt loves and hates to you etc. You get to talk to people you may not be able to talk to without a site like this one. I love reading peoples profiles and working out which card they like and hopefully ticking off something on their wishlist, I enjoy this just as much as receiving cards”

Ruth,15, United Kingdom
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 682,889 members
  • 211 countries
  • 957 postcards/hour
  • 42,011,690 postcards received
  • 399,666 postcards traveling
  • 131,317,426,691 miles traveled
  • 5,273,485 laps around the world