What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around 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!

Our happy members


“It is a fleeting moment of connection with a stranger, trying to give them a smile. It is feeling your heart-rate pick up at the sound of post dropping onto your doormat. In a fast-moving world, it reminds us to be patient and accept there are things beyond our control.”

Antic, UK
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,885 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon77,555,659 postcards received
  • icon354 received in the last hour
  • icon382,913 postcards traveling
  • icon244,681,491,737 miles traveled
  • icon9,825,994 laps around the world