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 is absolutely exciting to get postcards from all over the world. I love the surprise where the next card comes from and everything that people share with me, what they are doing, what life is like in their country. It is a fantastic way of getting to know the world a little better! I love it!”

Jutta, Germany
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 762,491 members
  • 215 countries
  • 51,672,082 postcards received
  • 238 received in the last hour
  • 374,298 postcards traveling
  • 162,190,835,846 miles traveled
  • 6,513,309 laps around the world