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


“Having been a Post Office clerk for 28 years, this project, and it's runaway success, surprises even me.
I wonder if the founder envisaged the sending of almost half a million cards a month.
One thing that I do know, however, is that almost everyone loves to receive personal mail, and this is mentioned by my customers almost daily.
Postcrossing, for those of us lucky enough to have found it, allows us to receive the personal touch in an increasingly digitised world.”

Simon, post office clerk,UK
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon805,368 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon63,974,312 postcards received
  • icon593 received in the last hour
  • icon408,322 postcards traveling
  • icon200,432,281,395 miles traveled
  • icon8,049,020 laps around the world