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 really love to send and receive postcards. I still remember the thrill of that first card in my mail box so clearly but have come to realize that sending them is just as much fun. As a hobby, it does not require much space like some. It costs very little also, which is great! Totally addicted!!”

Canadian Postal Worker
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,859 members
  • icon209 countries
  • icon61,666,860 postcards received
  • icon969 received in the last hour
  • icon383,424 postcards traveling
  • icon193,207,486,323 miles traveled
  • icon7,758,885 laps around the world