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 have always loved postcards and when I accidentally came across it, I immediately joined in. Wish I had known about this before. I even got my old aunty of 79 joining up, even though her English is very basic. And it's so nice that some of my postcards have been favourited.”

Nelly, Netherlands
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon805,100 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon75,717,806 postcards received
  • icon925 received in the last hour
  • icon389,957 postcards traveling
  • icon238,378,224,990 miles traveled
  • icon9,572,865 laps around the world