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


“Postcrossing is the community where people of the world can connect instead of becoming divided. Honestly - it should get the medal of peace! Every day is a special day when there is a postcard in the mailbox from someone who cared enough to write to me. So many special, caring, wise and friendly people! And trying to please another human being with just the "perfect" card and writing a personal message is at least as pleasant as receiving a card myself. Thank you for lighten up our world.”

Martina, Germany
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,924 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon68,702,099 postcards received
  • icon163 received in the last hour
  • icon413,331 postcards traveling
  • icon215,161,203,648 miles traveled
  • icon8,640,509 laps around the world