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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

“Every day is special, and the days I get a postcard is extra special. Something so small and brings so much joy! Living way down here near the bottom of the world makes it very expensive to travel anywhere and the receiving of a card takes me briefly to a part of the world I will never visit. Thank you! Thank you everyone.”

Diane, New Zealand
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 706,735 members
  • 214 countries
  • 1,315 postcards in the last hour
  • 44,249,412 postcards received
  • 409,253 postcards traveling
  • 138,430,411,629 miles traveled
  • 5,559,130 laps around the world