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


“Through postcards I have now crossed paths with people from all over the world. I love reading about their towns, countries and reading a little bit about their lives. It is a wonderful way to embrace each other's differences as well as the things we have in common that bond us together. Thank you, Postcrossing!”

Betty, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,283 members
  • icon211 countries
  • icon72,089,249 postcards received
  • icon270 received in the last hour
  • icon369,566 postcards traveling
  • icon226,072,210,055 miles traveled
  • icon9,078,676 laps around the world