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


“It's nice to think someone, somewhere may have a smile on their face because a little piece of my life has reached them today. I know I have when I find a postcard on my doorstep. Thank you to everyone who partakes.”

Samuel, Finland
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,368 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon71,190,194 postcards received
  • icon840 received in the last hour
  • icon382,680 postcards traveling
  • icon223,035,119,509 miles traveled
  • icon8,956,712 laps around the world