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What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in 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!

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Postcrossing Blog

Visiting a mail sorting center in Bremen

We all know how it works: find a nice postcard, write it, mail it off... and then wait until it arrives. But what happens in the meantime, after we post it on a postbox?

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Postcrossing Stats

630,591 members
209 countries
582 postcards/hour
36,914,077 postcards received
414,325 postcards traveling
115,634,804,469 miles traveled
4,643,698 laps around the world


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User testimonials

“Every time I get a card it makes me happy and smiling. Because it is exciting to learn something about someone else. Because it has made me see that people really are the same everywhere on the globe. And because Postcrossing is about sending peaceful messages - it earns the Nobel Peace Prize”

Virpi, Finland
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