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


“I can't really express the joy of finding a new postcard in my mailbox. The feeling that regardless of everything bad that is happening in our world right now, we still manage to feel so much love for people we never met, from places where we've never been. I feel truly blessed to share bits and pieces of my life with others and feel that somehow we are all connected through these lovely pieces of paper that mean so much to all of us :)”

Mariana, Portugal
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,591 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon73,577,625 postcards received
  • icon658 received in the last hour
  • icon356,441 postcards traveling
  • icon231,246,895,759 miles traveled
  • icon9,286,483 laps around the world